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.
An 18th century Virginia Queen Anne tray-top tea table captivated bidders' attention during Cottone Auction's 750-lot Fine Art & Antiques Auction, so much so that it soared to $299,000 before the gavel fell, making it the top lot of the sale.
A painted pine dower chest decorated by John Seltzer, dated 1808, with the inscription “Henrey Yeckly 1808”, will come before bidders during Pook & Pook's Americana and Fine Art Auction, April 24-26.
A fascinating Wooten roll top walnut rotary desk is one of the more than 400 eclectic lots featured in Schwenke Auctioneers’ Fine Estates Auction, set for April 26.
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.