Bessie Pease Gutmann's work is unmistakeable. Be it familiar depictions of charming children, or masterful illustrations that have become an integral part of literary history, her contributions also represent a life well lived, as explained by Mary Manion in her latest Art Markets column.
Primarily utilized by women at first, by the 20th century, rocking chairs were used universally. In the April 29, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the evolution of the American rocking chair.
Encouraging customers to make a conscious decision benefiting your business is what marketing is all about. In the latest installment of Behind the Gavel, Wayne Jordan shares insights on capturing customer interest, which is a critical step in the marketing process.
An enchanting commemorative print of a still life "Fruit and Carafe", originally done in the 16th century done by Michelangelo Caravaggio Roman, is the subject of one inquiry fielded by Susan Mullikin in her Ask the Experts assessment.
While it's good when one can sell a set of furniture in its entirety, but as Fred Taylor explains in his latest Furniture Detective column, sometimes it can be more profitable if items are sold separately.
There’s a science to selling at antique shows, and one of the key elements of that science is practicing smart preparation during show set up. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan shares some secrets and valuable truths about shows.
During a salvage trip to an old cafe many years back, a Nebraska man came upon a wooden cash register, and in response to his inquiry to Ask the Experts about its possible value, we enjoy an enchanting story of its discovery.
Often adorned with eggs and baby chicks, Easter greeting postcards serve as harbingers of spring. Karen Knapstein examines this practice in her latest Postcard Ponderings column.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Pyrex bakeware on shelves of department stores across the U.S. In addition to being a popular form of cookware, Pyrex is also a sentimental favorite of collectors as well, as explored in the latest 10 Things You Didn’t Know column.
In the latest installment of Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor fields an inquiry from a reader about a 'tuckaway trestle' or 'Sutherland' table, and offers some advice about researching a Gustav Stickley piece before taking the steps he offers for refurnishing.