Author Archives: Fred Taylor

A final step in the evolution of the chiffonier was the chifforette with the placement of the doors on top of a chest that opened to reveal sliding trays similar to those of a linen press.

Marrying functions results in new furniture forms

While we tend to think of furniture at the least as just inanimate objects or as functional art at best, we have to admit that as forms evolve they do have a tendency to create related families. One unique creation inspires the creation of another similar and related but still somehow...

Buying or selling? Avoid the ‘attribution pit’

Just because something looks like something else, or even is described as 'looking like,' or being in 'the same style as,' an authentic item, it doesn't always mean it is. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains the tricky attribution pit, and how to avoid it.