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.
Decorative elements of furniture are often clues to the age and the style of a piece, such as linear design patterns characteristic of many items of furniture produced in the 1930s and '40s explains Furniture Detective Fred Taylor, in his latest column.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses how furniture of the past offers a unique glimpse at the societal norms of the time and its representation of gender roles and social status.
In his latest column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shares historic details about prevelance of Indiana Eastlake chairs, and minute details surrounding furniture maker John Stuart.
In his most recent column, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses the importance of size in determining the true identity of antique furniture like tables.
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.
There's a lot to learn from the chairs we rest on, and in the latest installment of his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor reveals some truths about invalid and barber chairs.