There's something enchanting about the 'animalistic' elements that appear in various forms of furniture, don't you think? In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses these creature features.
The painting “Gray’s Elegy at Stoke Poges, Kent” painted by Jasper Francis Cropsey and inspired by a poem penned by Thomas Gray is coming before bidders during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ 3-Day Winter Auction Feb. 16-18. It enters the sale with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.
Six lots of original 'Buster Brown' comic art, with notable provenance, sold for a combined $47,700 during Kaminski's annual Thanksgiving auction.
After nearly 40 years in the business, antiques dealer Sally Goodman is looking to create more space. In doing so, is offering a diverse inventory of items, with no reserve, during a Feb. 19 auction. Stephenson's is presenting the auction.
A pair of exquisitely-decorated porcelain drum-form wig stands fetched $1,500 during a diverse auction, featuring more than 350 lots, presented by Schwenke Auctioneers.
The two top lots of Quinn & Farmer's April 18 auction, a pair of huanghuali stools and a zitan kang table, finished at $696,200 before the hammer fell.
A marquetry vitrine made of various woods, boasting an intricate design, by Émilé Gallé, is one of several lots expected to draw bidder interest, during one of two February auctions to be offered by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
Gauging the age of a piece of furniture can be tricky, but not if you turn to the hardware on the piece - as it contains tips to the true age of the treasure.
Good quality, custom made table pads are among the best furniture investments you can make. Don’t shortchange yourself trying to make do with sheets, blankets, quilts, mattress pads and cheap table pads. Spring for the good stuff one time and be done with it.