Is tung oil safe for antique furniture? Furniture Detective Fred Taylor says unless the original finish was an oil finish, then tung oil, like any other oil, has no place on antique furniture over the long term.
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Prominent collections of 18th and 19th century Chinese coral and ivory carvings from the estate of the late James W. Pihos, who owned 36 McDonald's franchises, will be sold without reserve at public auction May 5-6 in Melbourne, Fla.
A living estate auction holding decades’ worth of quality antique furniture and antique decorative arts goes under the gavel beginning at 10 a.m. (CST) April 21 in Aberdeen, Miss.
An all-original three-door mahogany bookcase, crafted around 1890 by the renowned American furniture maker R. J. Horner, sold for $22,425 at a March 17 sale. The monumental bookcase boasted Atlas statue sides, curved glass on the center door and stands 5 feet tall by 84 inches wide.
Bonhams continues its sale of property from Serendipity Books, a Berkley, Calif., institution. The inventory will be offered April 15-16 as part of its Period Design auctions. The sales are held monthly and include paintings, prints, rugs, lighting, mirrors, antique furniture and much more, with many lots selling in the $500 to $5,000 price...
The Virginia Historical Society is hosting a special program called With a Collector’s Eye: An Institute on Southern Furniture. The event will feature two sessions taught by guest instructor Sumpter Priddy III.
A circa 1860 museum-quality mechanical rosewood drop-front secretary desk attributed to renowned American furniture maker Thomas Brooks, earned top lot honors when it sold for $21,280 Dec. 31, 2011. The secretary retains its original finish and stands nearly 10 feet tall.
Three lots in Bonhams' March 19 fine European furniture and decorative arts sale are in a horse race to top lot honors. From three lots are from the estate of Stella Wilson of Napa, Calif., and each carries pre-auction estimates of roughly between $10,000 to $15,000.
A folk-carved stone sculpture of two people seated side-by-side, by Tennessee artist William Edmonson could take top lot honors Feb. 11, 2011 during a diverse antique sale. In addition, there will be music boxes, pottery, bronzes, firearms, a collection of fine sterling, antique slot machines, jewelry and hundreds of related and decorative accessories.