Decorative elements of furniture are often clues to the age and the style of a piece, such as linear design patterns characteristic of many items of furniture produced in the 1930s and '40s explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, in his latest column.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses how furniture of the past offers a unique glimpse at the societal norms of the time and its representation of gender roles and social status.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shares historic details about prevelance of Indiana Eastlake chairs, and minute details surrounding furniture maker John Stuart.
In his most recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses the importance of size in determining the true identity of antique furniture like tables.
In the most recent installment of his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor helps a collector determine the best course for dealing with a formica top on a table, while also clarifying its maker.
There's a lot to learn from the chairs we rest on, and in the latest installment of his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor reveals some truths about invalid and barber chairs.
In the most recent installment of the Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor sheds light on the truth behind a glider rocker's origins, and its potential $300 value.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor dishes on the history and popularity of Victrola clones, past and present, while answering reader questions about the musical device.
Playing on consumer desire to make small home improvements during the Great Depression, the furniture industry came up with a new product line: novelty furniture.
Turn of the century furniture construction techniques, while often clever, were not extremely sophisticated, making furniture repair easier than you might think.