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.
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.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains a bit of history about a baker's table, which a reader inquired about, thinking it was a Hoosier cabinet.
In his latest Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor discusses the benefits that come with understanding “period” furniture and knowing that no matter what anyone tells you, coffee tables are not antiques.
The Nov. 25, 2015 edition of Antique Trader is a recipe featuring diverse 'ingredients' rich in nostalgia and collecting advice and information.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor warns about trusting the information of every source regarding furniture, without considering the source or its agenda.
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.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers up interesting history brother chair makers, who made bentwood chairs out of beech.
Morris, Savonarola, glider, Lincoln and so on. In the July 8, 2015 edition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explores the historical roots and usage details that cause us to almost never call a chair by its most basic name.
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...