In the latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan discusses consigning items at auction, and the importance and impact of understanding the ins and outs of the process.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers up interesting history brother chair makers, who made bentwood chairs out of beech.
Morris, Savonarola, glider, Lincoln and so on. In the July 8, 2015 edition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the historical roots and usage details that cause us to almost never call a chair by its most basic name.
In his latest Ask the Experts evaluations, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo provides a quick lesson about 3rd century Chinese scholars and poets in his assessment of a bowl.
For grown-ups who wish to instill a fondness for reading — and share adventures with young people — don't overlook the power of the comic book.
Although cherished by each new owner, books that have been dutifully passed down from generation to generation sometimes don’t survive in one piece. Jim “Book Man” Andrews is doing all he can to help preserve literary heirlooms
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.