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.
The process of downsizing your possessions or liquidating an estate can be a tricky and sometimes challenging process, but doing your homework about the best option for your situation can help, says Furniture Detective Fred Taylor
The old adage of "If it looks like (something), and it sounds/seems like (something), than most likely it is. Unless, you're talking about furniture, then you may have to look a little closer for the true identity, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his response to a reader regarding a multiple-personality table.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor tackles reader's questions about handmade dovetails on a tiger maple chest and a non-antique coffee table in his latest column.
In a recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shed light on a reader's inquiry about her Karpen and Brothers porch furniture; explaining how inspecting turnings on the legs can help confirm if a set is truly a set.