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...
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.