Secret compartments and spaces, crafted by furniture makers for generations, are prevalent among variety of examples of antique furniture, explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor.
There's something enchanting about the 'animalistic' elements that appear in various forms of furniture, don't you think? In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses these creature features.
The painting “Gray’s Elegy at Stoke Poges, Kent” painted by Jasper Francis Cropsey and inspired by a poem penned by Thomas Gray is coming before bidders during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ 3-Day Winter Auction Feb. 16-18. It enters the sale with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.
Wartime and political memorabilia, including a satirical Russian painting depicting leaders Stalin, Hilter, and what is said to be Roosevelt, is at the center of Milestone Auctions' Jan. 27 Historic Military & Firearms Auction.
Extensive collections of coin-operated slot machines and trade stimulators, and Oriental rugs, as well as stoneware and redware, are among the headlining objects in Pook & Pook's Jan. 27 auction.
Palm Beach Modern Auctions' brought a diverse selection of Paul Evans furniture to auction Nov. 25 resulting in a record-setting price for a set of chairs.
Condition, condition, and condition. It's one of, if not in some cases, the key element in determining value of an object. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor speaks to this in regard to an Empire couch.
World fairs and expositions introduced large numbers of people to new innovations, and that exposure went on to influence design and inventions, including the slumber chair, explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor.
In this Furniture Detective column Fred Taylor tackles three reader inquiries about dissolving wood glue, examining repair details to assess age, and modern history of Hitchcock chair design.