The topic of coffee tables always seems to draw much discussion about how old or not old the concept of these low tables really is. Here Furniture Detective Fred Taylor weighs in.
It never ceases to amaze how naming conventions can change the history, identity, and sometimes even the perceived purpose of an object. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor tackle word lingo of furniture in his latest column.
Hardware is a hot commodity these days. To be clear, we're talking about antique, vintage, and contemporary with an aged feel hardware you find on doors, windows, door frames, and the like, and Greg Bates is exploring the happening hardware market.
Secret compartments and spaces, crafted by furniture makers for generations, are prevalent among variety of examples of antique furniture, explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor.
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.
American and English furniture, including an early 19th century Federal mahogany desk-and-bookcase, is headlining a Collectors' Passion Auction Jan. 31.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor knows his way around furniture, and that includes hardware (drawer pulls, hinges, etc). In this column, Furniture Detective Fred explains how you can know more by knowing hardware.
Just because something looks like something else, or even is described as 'looking like,' or being in 'the same style as,' an authentic item, it doesn't always mean it is. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains the tricky attribution pit, and how to avoid it.
Collector and accomplished woodworker John Rexroad's acquisition of eclectic objects is one of his life passions, and come Dec. 13 Pook & Pook is giving bidders the chance to own some of these unique items.