Good news for storekeepers: Wayne Jordan evaluates the evidence of buyers shopping online, but buying in bricks-and-mortar stores, where they can touch, feel and try before they make their purchases.
Small deceptions of style and construction are part of many things, including furniture, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his latest column. Examples of this quiet undisturbed deception crept into furniture production and marketing at the beginning of the 20th century and has continued unabated since. The seemingly harmless deception falls into two...
Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan takes a close look at the potentially ‘slippery slope’ associated with mis-classification of employees of a small business as contractors. A slope that can lead to penalties, but is avoidable with informed use of proper classification practices.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains why your “Duncan Phyfe,” “Stickley,” and “Hoosier” pieces, in actuality, may not be what you think they are.
Susan Mullikin, member of the Antique Trader Ask the Experts team, offers a quick history lesson about the switch from lead to manganese in glass making, in her response to a reader's inquiry.
The impact and influence of Charles and Ray Eames can be seen in many arenas, including 20th century furniture design, photographic arts and architecture, among others.
A reader's inquiry about an 1893 Columbian Exposition postcard promoted Ask the Experts' Dr. Anthony J. Cavo to share some valuable advice about postcards, as well as a bit of World's Fair history.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers a history lesson related to the inspiration behind a reader's reproduction refectory table.
In the latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan points out the troubles that can arise from lax record keeping when purchasing items for your collections. Should you ever sell, Uncle Sam will be expecting his share of the profit.
Susan Mullikin, a member of Antique Trader's Ask the Experts panel, reports on a recent antiquing trip through various areas of the Midwest, in a special Antiquing on the Road column.