Discovery, expansion and survival during the establishment of the American West wasn't for the faint of heart, or weak tools, as Antoinette Rahn shares in this story about frontier accoutrements.
A Boston policeman's recent discovery of a Quahog pearl in his bowl of soup resulted in the sale of the uncommon saltwater find for $16,500 at auction.
For one day only, June 14, in celebration of Flag Day, Winterthur is placing on display the rare Commander-in-Chief Flag, which reportedly “accompanied General Washington everywhere he went.”
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.
Check out upcoming antique auctions and show ads, before the schedule gets busier.
A wide spectrum of Americana including rare Shenandoah Valley folk art; Virginia and other Southern furniture, including a pine chest is set for sale during Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.'s June 20 auction.
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.
It is estimated that there will be 500,000 buttons available for public viewing, during the 2015 National Button Society's National Convention, July 27-Aug. 1.