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Clues reveal chairs are made for dining room

The shape of the crest rail of a chair and the type of bolts used to hold it together offer some clue as to the age and use of the chairs, explained Furniture Detective, in his assessment of a reader's inquiry about what were thought to be ice cream parlor chairs.

Preacher in the Pulpit

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Banks

Manufactured from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, collectible antique and vintage banks are marvels of ingenuity. Antoinette Rahn compiles a new “Ten Things You Didn’t Know” feature exploring these rare and valuable coin keepers.

Another 'hot spot' among Galax, Va.'s antiques tourism offerings.

The Secret is Out: Antiques tourism is a big draw

Although it may be a secret to a large portion of the population, more and more communities and regions of the country are discovering what collectors and antiques dealers have known for years, antiques are worth traveling for. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan, examines how the area of Galax, Va....