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.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shares historic details about prevelance of Indiana Eastlake chairs, and minute details surrounding furniture maker John Stuart.
In the most recent installment of the Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor sheds light on the truth behind a glider rocker's origins, and its potential $300 value.
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.