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.
Dr. G. Marchelos offers a valuable tip about maintaining the authenticity of items to maintain value, such as with the antique Santa Fe Railroad tray produced by Tiffany, and the focus of an Antique Trader subscriber inquiry.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains a bit of history about a baker's table, which a reader inquired about, thinking it was a Hoosier cabinet.
J.C. Leyendecker’s illustrations helped build the circulation of The Saturday Evening Post to 2 million in the early 20th century. Antoinette Rahn explores more little-known facts about this important artist.
Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan is talking about marketing strategies and tactics, and the role they play in any size business.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor discusses the benefits that come with understanding “period” furniture and knowing that no matter what anyone tells you, coffee tables are not antiques.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor warns about trusting the information of every source regarding furniture, without considering the source or its agenda.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan explains how blogging just a few minutes each day can effectively leverage both your time and your money.
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.
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....