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  • Jun 14 2013
  • 14 Jun 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Empire versus Empire Revival

About once a month, we have a piece of furniture submitted by excited clients who are positive what they found is well more than 150 […]

  • Jun 14 2013
  • 14 Jun 2013

The Many Origins of the Ubiquitous Coffee Table

I know you have one. You probably have two or more. And you’re pretty sure at least one of them is an antique. You likely […]

  • Jun 5 2013
  • 5 Jun 2013

All Covered Up: The Art and Lexicon of Upholstery

While in my shop one day, I had a phone call from an obviously agitated man. Actually it happened more than once but that’s another […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

America’s Early Antique Stores: When did the Industry begin in Earnest in the U.S.?

Having lunch with friends from the U.K., we discussed our afternoon spent browsing through antique stores. “Why aren’t there more antiques in your antique stores?” […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Our Future Relies on Kids Collecting

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Linda and I drove from Kentwood to 1350 West Randolph Street, Chicago, home of the Randolph Street Market Festival. It […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

A Chair by Any Other Name: How Some Sitters Got Their Monikers

There are at least three categories of furniture that are so important to us in our daily activities that they have special names. These titles […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Arcade Cast Iron Farm Toy, Uncle Sam & Hitler Button

QUESTION: I own an cast iron, Arcade blue corn planter toy. I acquired it as part of a boxed lot at an auction. What is […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Repurposing with Cari Cucksey

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Cari Cucksey of HGTV’s “Cash & Cari,” whom he caught up […]

  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

Walking the Dog leads to an Epiphany: Antiques can be a Form of Time Travel

I was walking my dog the other morning on the property of the 1790 House, which is a fine colonial structure in Woburn, Mass., that […]

  • May 10 2013
  • 10 May 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Wegner’s Wishbone Chair

The 1960 Presidential Debate played a role in this country’s history, but it also helped establish a Danish modern icon: the “Wishbone Chair,” also known […]