• 14 Jan
    2009

Know Your Antique Furniture Terminology Part 2

As with the last list of words (Antique Furniture Terminology Part 1), you probably know most of these, but don’t always remember them at the right times. I welcome receipt of your favorite word or phrase to perhaps incorporate in some future column of “Greatest Hits.” You can email me at info@furnituredetective.com. Armoire — One […]

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  • 4 Jan
    2009

Know Your Antique Furniture Terminology Part 1

Have you ever been in the position of admiring a friend’s new antique purchase when they remark on the exceptional quality of the qhystfk of the piece? You don’t know whether to look at your watch or pull out the top drawer and agree with them. Or maybe you are trying to describe a new […]

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  • 3 Jan
    2009

Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy

For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is devoted to gazing at a crystal ball to make predictions about the world of antiques. Trying to figure out where the antique market is headed in 2009 isn’t an easy task considering the economic downturn […]

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  • 16 Dec
    2008

Great Finds—The Path of the Fauteuils

In the days before this recession, I was asked to locate a pair of 18th-century fauteuil for a client who owned a brownstone in a prestigious part of Manhattan. I located the right pair in an obscure Venetian collection. The Venetian nobleman’s life of debauchery had him living in a moldering palazzo. The family’s artwork […]

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  • 30 Nov
    2008

Antique Beds—What Holds Them Up?

Antique Beds – What Holds Them Up?

By Fred Taylor

Beds are of great interest to most people. We spend more time in bed than we do anywhere else, except, maybe at work. So where we spend roughly one-third or our lives should be of great interest.

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  • 30 Nov
    2008

Clues to Antique Chairs

Clues to Antique Chairs

By Fred Taylor

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  • 17 Nov
    2008

Danish Modern

Danish Modern or “American” Danish Modern?

By Bradley Downs

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  • 4 Nov
    2008

Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?


Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?

By Fred Taylor

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  • 14 Oct
    2008

Mid Century Modern Reference Guides

Forget About Price Guides; for Mid Century Modern Furniture, Look for Reference Guides

By Bradley Downs

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  • 9 Oct
    2008

Does Repair Hurt Antique Values?

Editor’s Note: Questions often arise about repairing antiques. Does that automatically lower the value of the piece? Are there circumstances where restoring it increases its value? Worthologist Fred Taylor, WorthPoint’s American furniture expert, has the answers. A middle-aged friend recently told me the story of her visit, with her sister, to her grandmother’s house. While […]

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