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When Seeking Advice on Antique Furniture, it’s Important to Manage Your Experts (8/13/14)
In the identification and evaluation of antique furniture, almost everyone needs some help now and then, even the “experts.” No … More >>


Is It an Antique or Real Treasure? It’s Your Call (3/17/14)
CR DR setAssume for a minute that you have just come into the possession of what looks like it might be a … More >>


Whether Called Peer, Pier, Console or Petticoat, it is always a Pier Table (3/4/14)
Pier tableOne of America’s most favorite pieces of furniture in the first half of the 19th century was that odd size … More >>


Jenny Lind Beds: Jenny Didn’t Really Sleep Here (2/18/14)
Jenny LindA lot of curious and spurious information has polluted the modern vocabulary of antique furniture in the last 100 years. … More >>


Watch Your Names: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Victorian Style’ (2/12/14)
ItalianHave you ever noticed that when it comes to names and descriptions of older and antique furniture, what you see, … More >>


Multitasking Furniture: Doing Double Duty in the Colonial Home (1/20/14)
Chair tableHave you ever had one of those “multipurpose” tools or gadgets? You know, the kind that combines several useful ideas … More >>


Making a Federal Case: A Young America Tries to Find its Own Style (1/13/14)
federal cabinetOne of the most popular and most reproduced styles in America for the last 100 years has been the Federal … More >>


The Extension Table: From Ancient Rome to the Dining Room (12/20/13)
drop leaf tableA reader recently sent me some photos of a Victorian-period table. At first glance, it looked like a typical “turtle-top” … More >>


Furniture French: You May Already Speak It (12/16/13)
ChifferobeIf you like older and antique furniture, you may have already acquired another asset that you didn’t even know about … More >>


Hearing Sounds From Your Furniture? It May Be Telling You Something (11/22/13)
Uneven doorsSometimes it seems that there just aren’t any quiet spaces or times left these days. Between kids, traffic, television, radio, … More >>


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