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.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers a history lesson related to the inspiration behind a reader's reproduction refectory table.
In a recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, quickly helped steer a reader on the right path regarding the identity of a family baker's table.
While it's good when one can sell a set of furniture in its entirety, but as Fred Taylor explains in his latest Furniture Detective column, sometimes it can be more profitable if items are sold separately.
In the latest installment of Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor fields an inquiry from a reader about a 'tuckaway trestle' or 'Sutherland' table, and offers some advice about researching a Gustav Stickley piece before taking the steps he offers for refurnishing.
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.
It’s often said that knowledge is power, and not only does Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan agree with that sentiment, but he recommends titles no antique dealer’s or collector’s reference library should be without.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers hints for finding trademark info inside the top drawer of a dresser; and provides tips for making a jig to aid in tearing sandpaper.
The process of downsizing your possessions or liquidating an estate can be a tricky and sometimes challenging process, but doing your homework about the best option for your situation can help, says Furniture Detective Fred Taylor
The old adage of "If it looks like (something), and it sounds/seems like (something), than most likely it is. Unless, you're talking about furniture, then you may have to look a little closer for the true identity, as Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains in his response to a reader regarding a multiple-personality table.