Morris, Savonarola, glider, Lincoln and so on. In the July 8, 2015 edition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the historical roots and usage details that cause us to almost never call a chair by its most basic name.
Small deceptions of style and construction are part of many things, including furniture, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his latest column. Examples of this quiet undisturbed deception crept into furniture production and marketing at the beginning of the 20th century and has continued unabated since. The seemingly harmless deception falls into two...
Over the last several decades Earldine Ankiewicz has collected a wide variety of items, of things that caught her eye and grabbed her attention. Now, many items of her collection, and some original artwork and hand-made quilts Ms. Ankiewicz herself made, are set for auction June 27.
Schwenke Auctioneers' will celebrate its anniversary spring fine estates auction with an eclectic selection of lots, including folk art and silver to formal furniture, during its June 14 sale.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains why your “Duncan Phyfe,” “Stickley,” and “Hoosier” pieces, in actuality, may not be what you think they are.
A wide spectrum of Americana including rare Shenandoah Valley folk art; Virginia and other Southern furniture, including a pine chest is set for sale during Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.'s June 20 auction.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers a history lesson related to the inspiration behind a reader's reproduction refectory table.
Bronze "Elk Buffalo" sculpture by Henry Merwin Shrady sold for $276,000, the highest price ever realized for the artist, during Eldred's April 3-4 Americana, Paintings & Sporting Art Auction.
A first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1756 by Benjamin Franklin soared past its high estimate of $5,000 to finish at $11,377 at New Orleans Auction Galleries.
In a recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, quickly helped steer a reader on the right path regarding the identity of a family baker's table.