Antique Furniture Care & Restoration

The gatelegs don’t leave a lot of room for human legs under the table. (Fred Taylor photo)

Expanding tables grow to suit needs

In today’s contemporary dining room, whether in traditional styling or a more modern look, the usual centerpiece is the table. And that table usually is in a well-defined form that consists of two platforms joined in the center, supported by a series of legs or pedestals. The two platforms can then...

Buying or selling? Avoid the ‘attribution pit’

Just because something looks like something else, or even is described as 'looking like,' or being in 'the same style as,' an authentic item, it doesn't always mean it is. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains the tricky attribution pit, and how to avoid it.