Leading the offering of sterling silver, and possibly all lots of the Sept. 19-20 auction offered by Clars Auction Gallery, is a Gorham Martele six piece hot beverage service.
The current auction record for a Spitler-decorated item, which was set in 2004, is nearly $1 million. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of little-known facts regarding the life and work of Johannes Spitler (1774-1837).
A Maria Theresia Austrian armoire cabinet, once owned by Luise Rainer, the first actress to win back-to-back Academy Awards, will come to auction Oct. 1 through Julien's Auctions.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, confirms a reader's suspicions about the identity of chairs tagged oak, but aren't; and he offers insight about value of the chairs.
Schwenke Auctioneers will present a single owner auction Aug. 22 that features more than 350 lots, Asian and European porcelain from the18th and 19th century, American 18th and 19th century formal and country furniture, prints, banjo and tall clocks, needlework, pottery, stoneware and oriental rugs, among other items.
The community of Petaluma, Calif. is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors during its annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire. The event, which is scheduled for Sept. 27, is in its 28th year.
The July 22 edition of Antique Trader is packed with antiques news and valuable information you can use, including a consignment guide, reports editor Antoinette Rahn
A quilt, created during the Spanish-American war, featuring a large eight-point center star and U.S. flags on a green background, embroidered with “War was declared April 22 1898" was among several lots to sell during Garth's Early American Auction, earlier this summer.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers up interesting history brother chair makers, who made bentwood chairs out of beech.
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...