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.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor tackles reader's questions about handmade dovetails on a tiger maple chest and a non-antique coffee table in his latest column.
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In a recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shed light on a reader's inquiry about her Karpen and Brothers porch furniture; explaining how inspecting turnings on the legs can help confirm if a set is truly a set.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor gives his professional opinion on must-have antique furniture resources for furniture buyers, sellers and scholars.
In responding to a reader's inquiry about the value and history of an antique Roller Organ, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor reveals a rich history, fascinating details about accessories of the organ and an encouraging potential value.
Sometimes the antiques and collectibles we find truly do serve as educational treasures we can learn from and utilize that new information for years to come. Such is the case with Furniture Detective Fred Taylor's response to a question from a reader about a wooden chest.