The Furniture Detective explains how an ornately carved chair could be a one-of-a-kind, partially a product of early 20th century 'carving' shops.
A reader's inquiry about a unique totem pole, purchased in 1947, prompts Ask the Experts' panelist Dr. G. Marchelos to conclude it is a piece of folk art, that may be worth $400-$600.
Using these three fundamental, set-it-and-forget-it antiques marketing tactics can help antiques retailers meet their sales goals.
From dairy tokens and milk cans to milk bottles, cream separators and advertising signs, dairy memorabilia is appealing to a variety of people each driven to dairy for various reasons. Antoinette Rahn explores dairy collectibles in her latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column.
In a recent installment of Ask the Experts, Susan Mullikin presents interesting facts about the era of art history during Napoleon Bonaparte's reign, in responding to a reader's inquiry about prints discovered in the drawer of a bedroom suite.
As antiques businesses grow, they may move from selling at an antique mall or show to a free-standing retail location or sell online. As inventory and transactions increase, it becomes harder to keep track of inventory. Starting your business with an inventory plan, such as a SKU system, reduces problems and makes growth easier.
How can dealers discount prices enough to keep the merchandise moving, but still produce a reasonable profit? In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan has a few suggestions that makes dollars and cents.
After providing valuable historical information about a bedroom suite made by Empire Case Goods, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggested the reader visit local auctioneers to get a better idea on value, based on condition.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor explains a bit about the history of Art Deco, while assessing a reader's inquiry about a vanity.
Long hours, low pay and high risk. According to the findings of a report in The Princeton Review, only the most resolute of students would take the plunge of pursuing a career in antiques. So, what’s the payoff? Wayne Jordan tackles the topic in his latest column.