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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 >>


The Keys to Antique Furniture Locks (2/20/09)
A full mortise lock is completely enclosed in the wood with only the selvage visible.Most of us who are interested in antique furniture have, at one time or another, run across what seemed liked … More >>


The Tale of Old Nails (2/2/09)
This is a piece of 1/8-inch square rolled iron nail stock that was used by a “nailer” to hammer out a handmade nail.One of the key ingredients in the process of determining the age of a piece of older or antique furniture … More >>


Discussing Sheraton and Victorian Furniture with Will Seippel (1/30/09)
By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist EDITOR’S NOTE: Brimfield, Mass., is a small New England town with a population of about 5,000 or … More >>


The Red King—Mahogany in Antique Furniture (1/23/09)
One of the most distinctive wood patterns in all of furniture design is the book matched crotch cut veneer seen in the top of this Colonial Revival lamp table. Crotch cut veneer is cut from the intersection of a large branch with the trunk or the intersection of two large branches. That creates the "flame" or "feather" pattern seen in the veneer.By Fred Taylor WorthPoint Worthologist When you think of “period” antique furniture, what first comes to mind? Chippendale? Sheraton? Hepplewhite? Phyfe? Of … More >>


Auction Report: Cowan’s Winter Sale (1/18/09)
M.S. OffordCowan’s Feb. 7 Winter Fine and Decorative Arts Sale has 668 lots going up comprised in part from the collections … More >>


Antique Furniture Terminology Part 2 (1/14/09)
Dentil – The square block molding near the top of this cabinet is called dentil molding.As with the last list of words (Antique Furniture Terminology Part 1), you probably know most of these, but don’t … More >>


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