Found 153 articles matching Furniture category.
  • Jan 5 2016
  • 5 Jan 2016

Step into My Parlor … and Sit in the Correct Chair

One of the most frequently seen arrangements of seating furniture in an antique shop or at a show is the ubiquitous “parlor set.” It seems […]

  • Nov 11 2015
  • 11 Nov 2015

Multitasking Furniture: Doing Double Duty in the Colonial Home

Have you ever had one of those “multipurpose” tools or gadgets? You know, the kind that combines several useful ideas into one convenient package? If […]

  • Nov 3 2015
  • 3 Nov 2015

Hand-Carved American Furniture that Never Came Close to a Chisel

In furniture making and design, it always seems preferable that flat, plain panels of unadorned wood be largely avoided wherever possible. There’s a need to […]

  • Oct 15 2015
  • 15 Oct 2015

Furniture French: You May Already Speak It

If you like older and antique furniture, you may have already acquired another asset that you didn’t even know about in addition to the antiques. […]

  • Oct 8 2015
  • 8 Oct 2015

Detecting Furniture’s Cheap Tricks & Fake Finishes

Throughout most of the history of wooden furniture, there have been many attempts to disguise the true nature of the wood used. Most attempts are […]

  • Sep 29 2015
  • 29 Sep 2015

Fred’s Junk Drawer: Small Tips that don’t Fit Anywhere Else

This column is intended to be like the kitchen drawer everyone has that is packed with indispensable items (they must be indispensable, or you would […]

  • Sep 15 2015
  • 15 Sep 2015

Large Supply of Official ‘Commemorative’ JFK White House Rocking Chairs Keep Prices Low

It is as iconic a symbol as Lincoln’s stovepipe hat or FDR’s cigarette holder. The rocking chair of John F. Kennedy endures as a symbol […]

  • Sep 9 2015
  • 9 Sep 2015

Online Promises: You Believe Those Internet Articles, Don’t You?

If you use the Internet to find information, like I do, you already know it can be a great resource. But as I have found […]

  • Sep 2 2015
  • 2 Sep 2015

Mud on a Supermodel: The Inappropriate Hardware Detracts from Fine Furniture

Putting lipstick on a pig usually doesn’t make much difference in how we view the pig but the opposite application might have a dramatic effect. […]

  • Aug 6 2015
  • 6 Aug 2015

The Cedar Chest: Hope, Glory and Bottom Drawer

Any search for information about the family heirloom we call a “cedar chest” will eventually lead you back to the ancient Egyptians, who made boxes […]