Small deceptions of style and construction are part of many things, including furniture, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his latest column. Examples of this quiet undisturbed deception crept into furniture production and marketing at the beginning of the 20th century and has continued unabated since. The seemingly harmless deception falls into two...
Over the last several decades Earldine Ankiewicz has collected a wide variety of items, of things that caught her eye and grabbed her attention. Now, many items of her collection, and some original artwork and hand-made quilts Ms. Ankiewicz herself made, are set for auction June 27.
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.
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.
Bronze "Elk Buffalo" sculpture by Henry Merwin Shrady sold for $276,000, the highest price ever realized for the artist, during Eldred's April 3-4 Americana, Paintings & Sporting Art Auction.
A first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1756 by Benjamin Franklin soared past its high estimate of $5,000 to finish at $11,377 at New Orleans Auction Galleries.
Several lots of jewelry, including an 18K gold and diamond pendant, and a 19th century card table, piqued bidder interest during Willis Henry's March 28-29 auction.
Several items of Ohio Valley stoneware, amassed by a noted authority on the pottery, will cross the auction block May 15, at Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers.
Primarily utilized by women at first, by the 20th century, rocking chairs were used universally. In the April 29, 2015 issue of Antique Trader, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the evolution of the American rocking chair.
A painted pine dower chest decorated by John Seltzer, dated 1808, with the inscription “Henrey Yeckly 1808”, will come before bidders during Pook & Pook's Americana and Fine Art Auction, April 24-26.