Playing on consumer desire to make small home improvements during the Great Depression, the furniture industry came up with a new product line: novelty furniture.
Turn of the century furniture construction techniques, while often clever, were not extremely sophisticated, making furniture repair easier than you might think.
Furniture refinishes have the potential to be considered cosmetic charades that are artful and ingenious while some have been heavy handed and obvious, and here Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers valuable insight to help you spot the difference.
The life story of an antique — where it’s been, who owned it and how it came to be where it is — is known as its provenance. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses the importance of heeding an antiques hints about its true history.
Finding the truth about older and antique furniture requires getting down to the basics, seeing and experiencing each piece in its environment. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains how
There's still time to tune in to your inner appraiser and bring out your appraisal skills through summer sessions offered by the International Society of Appraisers.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor did some wicker investigation recently, and now he addresses the most common misconception surrounding wicker. Find out what it is.
Even when advice is easy to come by, it's not always the best. Which is why Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, in his most recent column, offers valuable insight on how to spot good advice.
Are you properly defending your antique furniture against organic damage? Be it insects, pets or people, all require some safeguarding when it comes to furniture.
Since the definition of art is open to interpretation, one man’s art might be another man's junk. The same holds for furniture, and the Furniture Detective explains.