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Broken portrait plate

Family of restorers rebuilding broken mementos

McHugh’s Restorations of Richmond, Virginia, has been rescuing damaged — or downright shattered — family heirlooms for decades. Antoinette Rahn catches up with the McHugh family in the latest Knowing Your Business column, and finds out how each generation contributes to the team.

Antique Furniture: Fake, Reproductions and Revivals

What do antique funiture dealers mean when they call something a fake, a reproduction or a revival? The study of antique furniture has its own very specialized language that permeates all the nooks and crannies of the field, whether it be collecting, buying and selling, restoration or just vicarious interest. Three terms...

New jute webbing will save upholstered chair seat

"I have an antique rocking chair I acquired at auction for a very reasonable price because the bottom is falling out of it. The canvas looking straps that hold in the sprigs are rotten and broken. I would just take them off but it looks like the springs inside are sewn...