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Surface Saver: Protect Furniture Tops with Custom-Cut Glass (9/27/10)
Pattern One of the endearing qualities of well-made antique furniture is that it actually can be used for its original … More >>


Collecting Federal Furniture: A Unique Style that Mirrors American Ideals (9/15/10)
057 If you live in a Federal style home, filling it with Federal furniture just seems like a natural. I … More >>


Fred’s Junk Drawer: Small Tips that don’t Fit Anywhere Else (9/7/10)
Plug This column is intended to be like the kitchen drawer everyone has that is packed with indispensable items (they … More >>


Rough Stuff No. 2 – Choosing the Right Sandpaper (8/30/10)
Grit In any discussion of sandpaper the words “coarse,” “medium” and “fine” always come up. Open any book on finishing … More >>


Rough Stuff No. 1 – An Introduction to Sandpaper (8/24/10)
sandingLet’s assume that you have already been through the soul-searching exercise about removing patina and destroying the value of an … More >>


Don’t Get the Wrong Impression – Confusing Furniture Terms (8/16/10)
Pediment I recently attended an auction where one of the items in the catalog was a Chippendale style, Colonial Revival … More >>


Determining the Value of Antique Furniture: Using the Five ‘F’ Words (7/14/10)
This Federal era work table circa 1810-1820 has a couple of hardware problems. The top left drawer pull is upside down. The escutcheon on the top drawer is from a much later period, after mid century. Federal tables normally only have key surrounds, not escutcheons.One of the most important determinants of value in an older piece of furniture, naturally, is the “condition,” which is … More >>


Mersman Tables: They’re Everywhere! (7/5/10)
A Mersman Colonial Revival “surf board” lamp table features a lyre base popular in the Federal and Empire period of the early 19th century. (Courtesy Swedberg, “Furniture of the Depression Era,” Collector Books) Any antique shop that has more than three pieces of Colonial Revival furniture is almost certain to have a … More >>


The Piano – The Ultimate Functional Art (6/21/10)
The serial number of this piano is stamped into the soundboard and surrounded by the cast plate. It belongs to a Krakauer Brothers mahogany console made in 1946 using new post war plastic technology in the action.Furniture is sometimes referred to as “functional art.” In the case of the piano, perhaps it should be called “functional … More >>


Flights of Fancy – Imaginary Furniture Names (6/8/10)
This style of drop front desk is commonly, and erroneously, called a Gov. Winthrop desk.  A quick reading of selected world history reveals a number of events or artifacts that are identified with a … More >>


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