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.
In the most recent installment of the Furniture Detective, Fred Taylor sheds light on the truth behind a glider rocker's origins, and its potential $300 value.
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor dishes on the history and popularity of Victrola clones, past and present, while answering reader questions about the musical device.
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.
Furniture refinishes have the potential to be considered cosmetic charades that are artful and ingenious while some have been heavy handed and obvious, and here Furniture Detective Fred Taylor offers valuable insight to help you spot the difference.
The life story of an antique — where it’s been, who owned it and how it came to be where it is — is known as its provenance. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor discusses the importance of heeding an antiques hints about its true history.
Just because it's functional doesn't mean furniture doesn't have a stylish design and social purpose, in fact examples of this practice can be seen throughout the 20th century.
Finding the truth about older and antique furniture requires getting down to the basics, seeing and experiencing each piece in its environment. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor explains how
Furniture Detective Fred Taylor is stripping away the misconceptions that the only great furniture coming out of the Midwest was from Michigan and Ohio — revealing Chicago as a center of fine furniture making, too.