Found 241 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Sep 6 2011
  • 6 Sep 2011

Organic Threats Present Dangers to Your Furniture

There are lots of things in the world that are good for your older and antique furniture—controlled temperature and humidity, regular cleaning, careful use and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jul 11 2011
  • 11 Jul 2011

‘Novelty’ Furniture Helped American Manufacturing Survive the Great Depression

Have you ever picked up a book about American 20th-century furniture and marveled at the number of seemingly “non-furniture” items included in the pages? If […]

  • 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 18 2011
  • 18 May 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Imperial Clock

Arnold H. bought this clock thinking it was a late 19th-century French example. Its previous owner didn’t know much about it, as it had been […]