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.
It's said helping others is a reward in itself. Dr. Anthony Cavo recounts a remarkable reward he received as a teenager, following a few years of helping a pair of homebound neighbors. The reward also prompted a case for Cavo to ponder.
A footed vase, candle holders, butter dishes, and a cocktail shaker in Cambridge glass' Wildflower pattern are among the lots coming before bidders Auc. 19 by way of Specialists of the South.
Among the lots leading Kaminski Auctions's July 22 sale are six antique carriages and sleds.
Cherished furnishings and art of a noted artist and philanthropist will headline a summer auction offered by Pook & Pook Inc., July 14.
An 18th century double-peaked, camelback Chippendale sofa, acquired in 1942 at a Los Angeles antique store, will come before bidders July 8 during Witherell's American Arts auction.
In her latest assessments, Ask the Experts panelist Susan Mullikin suggests more in-depth evaluation of items of inquiry: an obscure chair and ginger jar.
In a recent Ask the Experts column, evaluator Susan Mullikin shares a bit about the Arts & Crafts movement, in reference to a unique punched-top table.