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.
In December, Treadway-Toomey Galleries of Oak Park, Illinois, had the opportunity to sell one of the best Arts & Crafts collections ever to come to market, which prominently featured items by Stickley, Grueby and Tiffany. Bidders were especially impressed with the color woodblock prints.
In his Furniture Detective column, Fred Taylor fields reader questions about a Stickley handkerchief table and a buffet thought to be made by Irwin of Mich.
As they say, "what's old is new again," and 19th century furniture is a prime example of that; as the Furniture Detective points out in his column.
The new year ushers in new area of specialization for Ripley Auctions, as auction house kicks off the year with a fine art and design sale Jan. 24.