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Stupid Furniture Tricks: How to Avoid Accidental Damage (8/13/12)
CenterYou may have seen one of the occasional features on a late night television show called “Stupid Human Tricks.” Parts … More >>

Guilt by Mis-Association: Furniture with No Relationship to Famous Namesakes (8/6/12)
pullman labelI recently received a call from a lady inquiring about her pull-out sleeper couch. She was so excited because it … More >>

Isn’t That Quaint? Or Is It? The History of ‘Quaint’ American Furniture (7/23/12)
Quaint #354Have you ever seen a quaint piece of furniture? One that could be defined as charmingly odd in an old-fashioned … More >>

Latin Lesson: Knowing Before or After Helps Date Antique Furniture (6/19/12)
Pit SawIn his scholarly (and lengthy) video “Authenticating Antique Furniture,” John Bivins presents us with the concept that studying older furniture … More >>

Discretion and Valor: Knowing when to ‘Just Say No’ to Furniture Repair (6/12/12)
BRKLEGThere is an old adage you may remember; “Discretion is the better part of valor” It applies to the purchase … More >>

Revised Editions offer New Value in Old Publications (5/22/12)
BlundellNo antique furniture enthusiast—whether, dealer, collector or just interested observer—ever has enough resource material on the subject at hand. While … More >>

Furniture Vocabulary—Common Terms Commonly Misused (5/8/12)
Chest on frameEvery area of special interest has its own vocabulary and words of common usage. The area of antiques certainly falls … More >>

Getting the Ground Truth—Where to Go to Find Some (4/16/12)
sideboardGeology is the history of the Earth, as recorded in rocks, and professional geologists have a concept called “ground truth.” … More >>

In Appraising, Good Questions Make Better Answers (4/4/12)
stickley1 aI respond to several hundred inquiries a month from readers about their older and antique furniture, and most of the … More >>

Step into My Parlor … and Sit in the Correct Chair (4/2/12)
JelliffOne of the most frequently seen arrangements of seating furniture in an antique shop or at a show is the … More >>

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