antique furniture

Banjo clock

Mahogany banjo clocks may strike a chord

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.

Chairs with cyma legs

Small furniture deceptions a matter of style

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...