The shape of the crest rail of a chair and the type of bolts used to hold it together offer some clue as to the age and use of the chairs, explained Furniture Detective, in his assessment of a reader's inquiry about what were thought to be ice cream parlor chairs.
Two uniquely different paintings commanded top lot status during two separate auctions, presented by Cordier Auction in November.
A seldom-seen complete 22-piece set of Meissen monkey figurines playing musical instruments may drum up $35,000 during the Annual New Year's auction being offered by Don Presley Auctions.
An extensive collection of pewter items, including pieces by Alberti, Kirby, and Will, are among the 300 lots in Pook & Pook's Americana auction Jan. 15-19.
An oil painting by Arrah Lee Gaul, a member of the Philadelphia Ten art collective, could realize $1,000 to $2,000 during a Jan. 1 auction at Stepheson's.
A pair of exquisitely-decorated porcelain drum-form wig stands fetched $1,500 during a diverse auction, featuring more than 350 lots, presented by Schwenke Auctioneers.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains a bit of history about a baker's table, which a reader inquired about, thinking it was a Hoosier cabinet.
Works by two of the first African American artist to earn international acclaim, H.O. Tanner and Charles Ethan Porter, are among the lots featured in Nadeau's Auction Gallery's Jan. 1 auction.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor discusses the benefits that come with understanding “period” furniture and knowing that no matter what anyone tells you, coffee tables are not antiques.
A historic 19th century oak chair wherein five U.S presidents and others sat for a photography session with iconic photographer Matthew Brady sold for a staggering $449,000, during an auction offered by Bonhams.