What do a Persian rug, mahogany chest, Baker breakfront and vintage tapestry have in common? They were all lots that sold for $920 during Direct Auction Galleries May 21 auction.
A circa 1780 carved walnut sideboard table and set of 12 Federal carved mahogany chairs are among the Southern furnishings featured in Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates 30th Semi-Annual Americana and Fine Antiques Auction.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provided an interesting 'promotional' history about an oak server, based on ties to Larkin soap products, in response to a reader's recent inquiry.
A unique piece of history is among the headlining lots of Crescent City Auction Gallery's June 4-5 auction. The item, a 'lady of the evening' box, featuring the 'essentials' of a prostitute of the 1900s heads into the auction with an estimate of $2,000 to $4,000.
The spring auction and antique show season continues, with a multitude of opportunities to seek specific items and simply explore the many offerings.
As inspired as a recent reader may be to reproduce chairs loosely based on a style of dining chair from the late 18th century, without well-defined skills and a good shop, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggests reconsidering.
A mid-19th century American Rococo carved and laminated rosewood center table more than doubled its low estimate, finishing at $57,950 recently, during an auction at Neal Auction Co.
A pair of bronze and marble ewers may claim top lot in a two-day estate sale being presented by Crescent City Auction Gallery, April 16-17. Among the variety of lots are items whose sale will benefit the Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss.
A Gorham sterling silver loving cup, presented to a railroad official, is one of the expected highlights of Skinner's April 8 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction.
In the most recent Furniture Detective column, Fred tells the story about the rediscovery of something old, in this case: oak, which ended up saving the day.