A Daytona Beach, Florida, museum may hold the best collection of American antique furniture south of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Eating used to be such a simple affair: If you found something to eat you ate it right then and there. When we got civilized eating became more complicated.
Our staff loves old things, but these new products make our collections and investments all the more valuable: Raggedy Ann and Andy retro rag dolls, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, The Encyclopedia of Antique Trunks.
At first chairs don’t have a lot to say about who they are or where they came from (or when); you have to look closely at the construction.
Renown furniture expert Fred Taylor gives his professional opinion on antique furniture resources for buyers, sellers and scholars.
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 piece of furniture now means that the collector has to know what kind of label it is to decipher its meaning.