Found 153 articles matching Furniture category.
  • Aug 22 2011
  • 22 Aug 2011

Furniture Made to Fit the Social Function

I have mentioned many times that one definition of furniture is “functional art.” Furniture is almost an absolute requirement in today’s society. We must have […]

  • Aug 10 2011
  • 10 Aug 2011

The Furniture Detective: Old Brass – Or Is It?

When you read the catalog for an auction that will be presenting some genuine antique furniture, it’s always interesting to read the descriptions. Some the […]

  • Jul 25 2011
  • 25 Jul 2011

Wicker Furniture: A Process, Not a Material

Everybody knows what wicker is. Right? It’s that woven stuff that’s painted white. It may even be that stuff used in some chair seats. Or […]

  • Jul 25 2011
  • 25 Jul 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Oscar Bach Table

Walter F. picked up this table at a garage sale for $250. Its owner had said it was probably from the 1940s and that he’d […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Antiques Auction Forum: Allan Breed & 18th-Century Cabinetry

In this week’s podcast, I visit with master craftsman Allan Breed at his shop & School of Fine Woodworking in Rollinsford, N.H. We talked about […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Coming Too Soon? – 20th Century Antiques

  The definition of an antique, like many other definitions we have long been comfortable with, has been under pressure for a number of years. […]

  • Jun 6 2011
  • 6 Jun 2011

Wet Worry – Dealing with Water Damage

In this year of what seems to be extraordinary adverse weather events with tornadoes and flooding, and with more flooding looking imminent as the past […]

  • May 10 2011
  • 10 May 2011

Second City Furniture: Good Stuff From Chicago

Chicago is frequently referred to as America’s “Second City,” although most Chicago residents probably don’t feel that way. But where the subject of older furniture […]

  • May 3 2011
  • 3 May 2011

Secondary Woods – Used For Economy But Also Used To Mislead

  In almost any conversation or article regarding older or antique furniture, sooner or later the terms “primary” wood and “secondary” wood or woods appear. […]

  • Mar 28 2011
  • 28 Mar 2011

Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture

One of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture is the story that screws […]