Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provided an interesting 'promotional' history about an oak server, based on ties to Larkin soap products, in response to a reader's recent inquiry.
A church cleaning session resulted in the unexpected discovery of a Red Wing four-gallon water cooler, which in his latest Ask the Experts assessment Dr. Anthony J. Cavo said may be bring $600 to $700 in a crock auction or sale.
Be it downsizing, debt or some other factor that may prompt one to consider donating art or antiques, Art Markets columnist Mary Manion offers a friendly reminder of the importance of appraisals in meeting tax requirements of donations.
Sometimes, for no other reason than to say “I’m thinking of you,” people send a card. Print Editor Karen Knapstein discusses how postcards fit the bill in the past, and how these vintage greetings can become special gifts today.
There's no question nostalgia is at the center of many peoples' interest in antiques and collectibles, but, if you are selling antiques and collectibles Wayne Jordan urges you to consider if you are tapping into the emotion of nostalgia to truly market items.
In the latest Ask the Experts' column, Dr. Anthony Cavo discusses the cross-collectible appeal of a "Moustache Spoon" from the California Midwinter International Exposition (Midwinter Exposition) of 1894, when offering a value.
As inspired as a recent reader may be to reproduce chairs loosely based on a style of dining chair from the late 18th century, without well-defined skills and a good shop, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggests reconsidering.
Insurance. It's one of those universal items that unite people of varying backgrounds. In the latest Knowing Your Business column, Antique Trader discusses insurance for collectors and antiques and collectibles businesses, with ACNA President Angie Becker.
Wayne Jordan explains, in his latest Behind the Gavel column, how you keep track of your consignment revenue can make your overall financial performance harder to analyze ... and may even make your business worth less in the long run.
In the most recent Furniture Detective column, Fred tells the story about the rediscovery of something old, in this case: oak, which ended up saving the day.