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Antique Furniture Tags: What They Say and What They Should Say (7/8/09)
The tag says “Solid mahogany chest…” Open up the first drawer and take a look at the joinery. The fact that the drawer is veneered is indicated by the light colored line at the rear of the dovetail. That is the fifth layer of veneer in the lumber plywood drawer front.One of my favorite pastimes of course is antiquing; looking at and for antique furniture. One of my second favorites … More >>

Sometimes the Difference Between a Copy and an Original Isn’t Much (6/11/09)
An original Gustave Stickley recliner. The seats have been recovered; originally they would have been dark brown/black.We are often asked about “Mission Style” furniture, people see a piece of Mission furniture by well known makers such … More >>

Dirty Old Furniture Finish: Is It Seattle ‘Grunge’ or Is It Patina? (5/26/09)
The crackled old shellac finish on this early 19th-century drawer is certainly original and probably qualifies as “patina,” but is it desirable?A few years ago I had an elderly lady walk into my antique furniture restoration shop with an unusual request. … More >>

How to Tell if a Eames Lounge Chair Has Been Repaired (5/15/09)
An Eames lounge chair that has been repaired. This is a good repair, but any repair will greatly decrease its value.Many sellers and buyers who are familiar with the design and history of the Eames lounge will tell you it … More >>

Telling the Age of Your Vintage (or Newer) Eames Lounge (5/12/09)
eams-lounger1OK, now that you have discovered if that Eames lounge is real or fake (The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair; Is … More >>

The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair; Is That One Real or Fake? (4/28/09)
The real McCoy: The model 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced by the Herman Miller furniture company.The model 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman are undoubtedly the most recognizable pieces of mid century modern furniture and … More >>

The Shakers’ Purity Extended to Style (4/15/09)
shakersEditor’s Note: The Shakers were, unquestionably, a very strange sect, but that didn’t stop them from producing what are now … More >>

Stickley Furniture Crafted by Another Stickley (3/26/09)
This ornately carved rocker is a Stickley, but not Gustav Stickley’s work; it was made by brother Charles Stickley and the Stickley-Brandt Furniture Company. When they are identified for what they are, these ornate Stickley-Brandt rockers often sell in the $600- $800 range.The best known Stickley furniture, and the most valuable on today’s market, hailed from the workshop of Gustav Stickley (1858-1942), … More >>

Antique Art Furniture: The Aesthetic Movement (3/23/09)
The desk on the left illustrates the Oriental approach. It is ebonized with gold incising. The desk on the right, in a wood finish, is the Moorish approach to the style with geometric fretwork. Both desks are based on Eastlake’s design principles. Furniture is sometimes described as being “functional art.” The functioning part is generally obvious. The table has to stand up … More >>

Make Your Antiques Furniture Work for You (3/11/09)
This is a nicely made 1920s era Victrola cabinet.Owning an antique, whether it be a piece of jewelry, a vintage automobile or a dining table from the early … More >>

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