It will be a full house at the Antique Spectacular in Rock Island, Ill. March 1-3, with dealers displaying everything from stoneware and postcards to marbles.
In 1975, with $10,000 and a dream to get into the business, Earlean Bowen launched Bowen’s Antiques, initially as a home-based venture. In the 38 years since, the late Bowen (known as the Antiques Lady) had a significant impact on the antiques community.
Water damage. Two terrible words when paired together, especially if you own antiques. However, your antiques don't have to become victims of standing water.
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One of the most frequently asked questions about a piece of older and antique furniture is, “Who made it?” That seems to be a reasonable question, along with the other basic inquiries of “How old is it?” and “What is it worth?” But that first question is almost always the most difficult to answer...
A piece of furniture described as having a "broken pediment" may cause confusion or concern on the part of those unfamiliar with antiques-related terminology. Furniture Detective Fred Taylor clears up this and more antiques-related terms.
Duncan Phyfe was one of the rare early century cabinetmakers who actually used paper labels and tags to identify some of his work, but most makers of the early period either scrawled their name or mark under a drawer somewhere or didn’t bother to mark their products at all. Finding a label on a...