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Secondary Woods – Used For Economy But Also Used To Mislead (5/3/11)
Parlor set  In almost any conversation or article regarding older or antique furniture, sooner or later the terms “primary” wood and “secondary” … More >>


Tough Turns – Getting Reluctant Screws to Give Up (4/11/11)
ToolsIn a previous column (Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture), I recanted the history of … More >>


Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture (3/28/11)
handscrewOne of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture … More >>


Who Really Made It? Outsourcing in the American Furniture Industry (3/14/11)
rolorgOne if the most frequently asked questions about a piece of older and antique furniture is, “who made it?” That … More >>


Using the ‘Old Stuff’ – Enjoy Your Treasures (3/8/11)
Moorish rockerTwo of the more common comments I hear about antiques, especially with regard to furniture, are along the lines of … More >>


Furniture Devolved: Pieces that have Out-Lived their Usefulness (2/14/11)
SmokerA little more than five years ago I wrote about certain types of furniture forms that had evolved in response … More >>


Revival Time – 19th-Century Furniture Styles (2/7/11)
GothicIt is tempting to think of the 19th century as the “Victorian” century, as it is true that Queen Victoria … More >>


Building a Reference Library – The Specifics (1/25/11)
CS95booksPrevious editions of this column (view Part One: The Basics and Part Two: The Period) have dealt with building the … More >>


Building a Reference Library – The Period (1/19/11)
CS94booksThe previous installment of this column dealt with building the foundation of a furniture resource library based on accumulating a … More >>


Building a Reference Library – The Foundation (1/10/11)
CS93abooksDoing research on older and antique furniture has gotten a lot easier in some respects over the last few years. … More >>


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