Found 241 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Feb 16 2017
  • 16 Feb 2017

(Not) Selling Your Vintage Furniture: The Unwanted Top 5

As the owner of an antiques business, I often get walk-in inquiries from people who have inherited old furniture and want to sell it. They […]

  • Jan 27 2017
  • 27 Jan 2017

Mark of the Week: The Murphy Chair Company

This odd-looking office chair dates to about 1926. It looks older because it is a transitional piece that appears to try to meld the Mission […]

  • Oct 16 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]

  • Oct 5 2016
  • 5 Oct 2016

Mechanical Music, More Politics & Mid-Century Mod Furniture featured in October’s Auction Highlights

Welcome back… Fall is my favorite time of year to attend an auction! The thrill of the hunt is heightened by the crisp weather, good […]

  • Aug 15 2016
  • 15 Aug 2016

Furniture Style and Form: What’s Wrong With a ‘Period’ Coffee Table?

In the world of antique furniture, the word “period” has a very specific meaning. To say that something is period means that it is from […]

  • Aug 3 2016
  • 3 Aug 2016

The Stick Chair – Introduction to the Windsor

One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever present Windsor chair. But why are there so many of them and what […]

  • Jul 18 2016
  • 18 Jul 2016

Creative Solutions to Furniture Problems: Use What’s Available

In a fit of Spring cleaning, never mind what time of year it was, my wife decided to clean out her old cedar chest. When […]

  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Victorian Specialty Furniture: Wait in the Hall

The 19th century in the United States started out as period of major political strife with little attention to the development of furniture. Sure, there […]

  • May 18 2016
  • 18 May 2016

How to Use Marker’s Marks to Identify and Value Antiques and Collectibles

For those of us interested in antiques and collectibles, maker’s marks, shop and factory marks, brands and labels can both help identify and indicate a […]

  • Apr 19 2016
  • 19 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Art Deco German Cupboard

The couple who purchased this piece were told it was “1930s European,” had been “professionally restored” and was “all original.” The dealer who sold it […]