Advice from the Furniture Detective about making the most of the tools available to repair an item of furniture brought forth storytelling memories for Antoinette Rahn when she was a child.
There is an entire furniture vocabulary related to Depression era furniture, some of which can be applied to items in nearly every American home.
A favorite family heirloom of a resident of Red Falls, Minn. turns out to be a 19th century 'lollipop' rocker made by George Hunzinger, according to Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, who valued it at $500 in his latest column.
In the most recent installment of his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor helps a collector determine the best course for dealing with a formica top on a table, while also clarifying its maker.
Playing on consumer desire to make small home improvements during the Great Depression, the furniture industry came up with a new product line: novelty furniture.
Turn of the century furniture construction techniques, while often clever, were not extremely sophisticated, making furniture repair easier than you might think.
Please tell me something about these Windsor style chairs. They were painted and used as outdoor furniture when my mother-in-law acquired them in the 1940s. She refinished them and used them inside.
One of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture is the story that screws can tell about the history of a piece.
The political unrest in 19th century Germany had a profoundly positive effect on American furniture construction and design for the next 50 years. A large number of German craftspeople made their way to America in the 19th century, but four in particular stand out in the furniture field: John Henry Belter,...