MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – The Skinner, Inc. Americana auction tradition continues with sales Aug. 12-13 and an online auction ending Aug. 14. The two-day and online Americana sales comprise nearly 1,500 lots of fine American folk art, furniture, ceramics, and maritime antiques. Day 1 of the Americana auction Day 1 kicks off the...
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.
It never ceases to amaze how naming conventions can change the history, identity, and sometimes even the perceived purpose of an object. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor tackle word lingo of furniture in his latest column.
A Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl commanded 100 times it's high estimate price when it soared to $200,000 during Nye & Company Auctioneers first auction of the year.
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.