Primarily utilized by women at first, by the 20th century, rocking chairs were used universally. In the April 29, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the evolution of the American rocking chair.
While it's good when one can sell a set of furniture in its entirety, but as Fred Taylor explains in his latest Furniture Detective column, sometimes it can be more profitable if items are sold separately.
In the latest installment of Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor fields an inquiry from a reader about a 'tuckaway trestle' or 'Sutherland' table, and offers some advice about researching a Gustav Stickley piece before taking the steps he offers for refurnishing.
A favorite family heirloom of a resident of Red Falls, Minn. turns out to be a 19th century 'lollipop' rocker made by George Hunzinger, according to Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, who valued it at $500 in his latest column.
No one enjoys losing value on an investment, especially when it’s preventable. In a special feature, Ask the Experts columnist Dr. Anthony J. Cavo shares advice for avoiding lost value on art and antiques by protecting pieces against environmental hazards.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor tackles reader's questions about handmade dovetails on a tiger maple chest and a non-antique coffee table in his latest column.
In a recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shed light on a reader's inquiry about her Karpen and Brothers porch furniture; explaining how inspecting turnings on the legs can help confirm if a set is truly a set.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor gives his professional opinion on must-have antique furniture resources for furniture buyers, sellers and scholars.
In responding to a reader's inquiry about the value and history of an antique Roller Organ, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor reveals a rich history, fascinating details about accessories of the organ and an encouraging potential value.
Decorative elements of furniture are often clues to the age and the style of a piece, such as linear design patterns characteristic of many items of furniture produced in the 1930s and '40s explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, in his latest column.