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...
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.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers a history lesson related to the inspiration behind a reader's reproduction refectory table.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers hints for finding trademark info inside the top drawer of a dresser; and provides tips for making a jig to aid in tearing sandpaper.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor praises a reader for making a savvy purchase, by spending $25 for a Colonial Revival table in a combination of the drum table valued at retail price of $200 to $300.