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.
Condition, condition, and condition. It's one of, if not in some cases, the key element in determining value of an object. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor speaks to this in regard to an Empire couch.
A hand-decorated dowry chest dating to the 18th century, hailing from Pennsylvania, is expected to lead the variety of furniture lots in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Nov. 17-19 auction.
In this Furniture Detective column Fred Taylor tackles three reader inquiries about dissolving wood glue, examining repair details to assess age, and modern history of Hitchcock chair design.