The life story of an antique — where it’s been, who owned it and how it came to be where it is — is known as its provenance. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses the importance of heeding an antiques hints about its true history.
Just because it's functional doesn't mean furniture doesn't have a stylish design and social purpose, in fact examples of this practice can be seen throughout the 20th century.
Finding the truth about older and antique furniture requires getting down to the basics, seeing and experiencing each piece in its environment. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains how
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor is stripping away the misconceptions that the only great furniture coming out of the Midwest was from Michigan and Ohio — revealing Chicago as a center of fine furniture making, too.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor did some wicker investigation recently, and now he addresses the most common misconception surrounding wicker. Find out what it is.
Even when advice is easy to come by, it's not always the best. Which is why Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, in his most recent column, offers valuable insight on how to spot good advice.
Are you properly defending your antique furniture against organic damage? Be it insects, pets or people, all require some safeguarding when it comes to furniture.
As they say, "what's old is new again," and 19th century furniture is a prime example of that; as the Furniture Detective points out in his column.
Since the definition of art is open to interpretation, one man’s art might be another man's junk. The same holds for furniture, and the Furniture Detective explains.
Gauging the age of a piece of furniture can be tricky, but not if you turn to the hardware on the piece - as it contains tips to the true age of the treasure.