Found 156 articles matching Furniture category.
  • Dec 20 2010
  • 20 Dec 2010

Odds ’N’ Ends: Why Do They Call It That?

In the everyday conduct of our affairs in the older and antique furniture trade, we often come across terms and references that we accept as […]

  • Dec 7 2010
  • 7 Dec 2010

Panic Attack: Holiday Quick Fixes for Furniture

As the holidays roll around on a regular basis this time of the year, they are often accompanied by panic attacks, as the realization sets […]

  • Nov 16 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

Top Security: Custom Table Pads

While modern taste in dining room tables, like modern taste in so many subjects today, varies considerably from household to household, the traditional format calls […]

  • Oct 11 2010
  • 11 Oct 2010

German Immigrants’ Innovations Changed 19th Century American Furniture

Political turmoil is seldom something to be thankful for, but it sometimes produces positive results. The political unrest in Germany in the middle of the […]

  • Oct 4 2010
  • 4 Oct 2010

Missing Pieces—A.W.O.L. Furniture Parts

One thing to bear in mind while searching for your next antique furniture treasure is that this stuff, by definition, has been around the block […]

  • Sep 27 2010
  • 27 Sep 2010

Surface Saver: Protect Furniture Tops with Custom-Cut Glass

One of the endearing qualities of well-made antique furniture is that it actually can be used for its original purpose on a daily basis. Unlike […]

  • Sep 15 2010
  • 15 Sep 2010

Collecting Federal Furniture: A Unique Style that Mirrors American Ideals

If you live in a Federal style home, filling it with Federal furniture just seems like a natural. I myself began collecting Federal era furniture […]

  • Aug 30 2010
  • 30 Aug 2010

Rough Stuff No. 2 – Choosing the Right Sandpaper

In any discussion of sandpaper the words “coarse,” “medium” and “fine” always come up. Open any book on finishing or refinishing, or any do-it-yourself home […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

Rough Stuff No. 1 – An Introduction to Sandpaper

Let’s assume that you have already been through the soul-searching exercise about removing patina and destroying the value of an antique by stripping and refinishing […]

  • Aug 16 2010
  • 16 Aug 2010

Don’t Get the Wrong Impression – Confusing Furniture Terms

I recently attended an auction where one of the items in the catalog was a Chippendale style, Colonial Revival mahogany china cabinet. At the preview, […]