A circa 1860 mahogany half tester youth-size bed made by C. Lee sold for a neat and clean $29,000 to lead more than 575 lots at a recent Stevens Auction Co. event.
In his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor fields reader questions about a Stickley handkerchief table and a buffet thought to be made by Irwin of Mich.
A little more than 300 lots of fine art, decorative art, Asian antiquities and more will be sold in an Internet-only auction slated for Saturday, July 20.
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.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, Thomas Schwenke’s Woodbury Auction held its Mid-Century, Country & Decorative Arts Auction — despite the Blizzard of 2013.
We keep baby books to record the highlights and special moments of children, we keep photo albums to preserve those events/people and times we don't want to forget, and some keep journals to preserve the thoughts and memories we experience in our lives. Up and until now there hasn't been anything...
Water damage. Two terrible words when paired together, especially if you own antiques. However, your antiques don't have to become victims of standing water.
A while back, we asked our Facebook fans, “If I had $1,000 to spend on antiques, I would buy _____.” Here are a few of the (more than 100) responses we received:
Good quality, custom made table pads are among the best furniture investments you can make. Don’t shortchange yourself trying to make do with sheets, blankets, quilts, mattress pads and cheap table pads. Spring for the good stuff one time and be done with it.