Found 158 articles matching Furniture category.
  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Antiques Auction Forum: Allan Breed & 18th-Century Cabinetry

In this week’s podcast, I visit with master craftsman Allan Breed at his shop & School of Fine Woodworking in Rollinsford, N.H. We talked about […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Coming Too Soon? – 20th Century Antiques

  The definition of an antique, like many other definitions we have long been comfortable with, has been under pressure for a number of years. […]

  • Jun 6 2011
  • 6 Jun 2011

Wet Worry – Dealing with Water Damage

In this year of what seems to be extraordinary adverse weather events with tornadoes and flooding, and with more flooding looking imminent as the past […]

  • May 10 2011
  • 10 May 2011

Second City Furniture: Good Stuff From Chicago

Chicago is frequently referred to as America’s “Second City,” although most Chicago residents probably don’t feel that way. But where the subject of older furniture […]

  • May 3 2011
  • 3 May 2011

Secondary Woods – Used For Economy But Also Used To Mislead

  In almost any conversation or article regarding older or antique furniture, sooner or later the terms “primary” wood and “secondary” wood or woods appear. […]

  • Mar 28 2011
  • 28 Mar 2011

Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture

One of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture is the story that screws […]

  • Mar 14 2011
  • 14 Mar 2011

Who Really Made It? Outsourcing in the American Furniture Industry

One if the most frequently asked questions about a piece of older and antique furniture is, “who made it?” That seems to be a reasonable […]

  • Mar 8 2011
  • 8 Mar 2011

Using the ‘Old Stuff’ – Enjoy Your Treasures

Two of the more common comments I hear about antiques, especially with regard to furniture, are along the lines of “I don’t want to do […]

  • Feb 14 2011
  • 14 Feb 2011

Furniture Devolved: Pieces that have Out-Lived their Usefulness

A little more than five years ago I wrote about certain types of furniture forms that had evolved in response to social needs rather than […]

  • Feb 7 2011
  • 7 Feb 2011

Revival Time – 19th-Century Furniture Styles

It is tempting to think of the 19th century as the “Victorian” century, as it is true that Queen Victoria sat on the throne of […]