BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A pair of French 18th century Louis XV giltwood fauteuils à la reine sold for $225,000 through Nye & Company Auctioneers‘ decorative arts auction, held online and in the firm’s showroom at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The chairs were the auction’s top lot. “The unexpected discovery...
Ruby Lane’s 20th anniversary bash includes a 72-hour Ruby Red Tag Sale, in which hundreds of dealers have selected prime items to offer at 50% off their regular price. Jewelry, postcards, pottery, porcelain, glass, fashion accessories … you name it – it’s on sale for 50% off. The sale runs from...
“Life is full of its little disappointments,” my mother frequently said to me. She was right in many ways. And one of the ways that disappointment has shadowed part of my life is that I have to disclose to total strangers that their family treasure just ain’t so. Of course I...
Understanding and examining the anatomy of tables is a handy skill, explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor. From support structure and hardware to leaves and joints, the ability to interpret these elements aid in selecting a sound table.
A 20th century metal sculpture of a horse by Deborah Kay Butterfield rose to double its high estimate, finishing at $70,400, to claim top lot in a 547-lot auction presented by Palm Beach Modern Auctions.
Learn about old furniture forms no longer common in modern homes. How to identify a music cabinet, gossip bench, parlor pig, dumbwaiter, wig stand, roller organ, candle box, and more.
The presence and design of escutcheons and height of a cabinet provide clues as to the age of the possible custom furniture, explains Ask the Experts panelist Dr. G. Marchelos, in his assessment of reader's inherited item of furniture.
Award-winning actor John Mahoney gave generations of audiences fodder for laughter and contemplation. Come June 11 objects and memorabilia from the estate of the late actor will come before bidders in a no-reserve sale through Sullivan Auctioneers.
Advice from the Furniture Detective about making the most of the tools available to repair an item of furniture brought forth storytelling memories for Antoinette Rahn when she was a child.
The recent discovery of several unique items related to icons of American history, including a spoon made by Paul Revere, are among the headlining objects in a diverse sale set for June 2-3 through Kaminski Auctions.