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.
An early 20th century reverse-painted lamp by the Pittsburgh Lamp Company may command upwards of $2,000 during a two-day estates auction to be presented April 18-19 by Crescent City Auction Gallery.
The personal furnishings and many pieces of original artwork of revered Indiana artist Ida Gordon will be presented April 3-4 during a sale hosted by Aesther Estate Sales Co.
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.
More than 150 selections of European pewter, including two 19th century pewter mugs, are expected to become highlights of Pook & Pook's International Auction, slated for March 28.
A vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, complete with key, more than doubled its low estimate to become the top lot of the Mar. 8 auction at Schwenke Auctioneers.
A two-day estates auction featuring more than 1,000 lots, ranging from Asian objects to original works of art to fine estate jewelry to antique clocks, along with a 24-arce parcel of land in an Atlanta suburb will be up for bid during Ahlers & Ogletree's Mar. 21-22 auction.
Willis Henry Auctions is bringing to auction several selections of 18th century furniture and decor items, as well as jewelry and fine art, during a multi-estate auction scheduled for March 28.
In December, Treadway-Toomey Galleries of Oak Park, Illinois, had the opportunity to sell one of the best Arts & Crafts collections ever to come to market, which prominently featured items by Stickley, Grueby and Tiffany. Bidders were especially impressed with the color woodblock prints.
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.