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Famous Furniture Names: Alas, We Knew Them Well… Or Maybe Not (10/16/12)
Stickley DeskIn the older and antique furniture business, there are names that recur time and time again. Some are the names … More >>

The Popular Slant-Front Desk Takes a Break for a Century (10/3/12)
Slant front deskIt is variously called a fall front, a drop front, a slant front, slant top, drop lid, Governor Winthrop and … More >>

The Formation of the Heywood-Wakefield Company was a Long Time Coming (9/18/12)
HB&CoOne of the best known names in American furniture of the 20th century is the venerable firm of Heywood-Wakefield of … More >>

Is It Quarter Sawn or Tiger Eye? Yes, It Is (9/4/12)
Oak table topI frequently field questions from readers about what kind of wood a piece of older or antique furniture is made … More >>

A Necessary Chemistry Lesson Regarding Non-Toxic Furniture Finishes (8/20/12)
MahoganyTableA good background education is an important tool in many areas of life, even in antique furniture. I consider my … More >>

Stupid Furniture Tricks: How to Avoid Accidental Damage (8/13/12)
CenterYou may have seen one of the occasional features on a late night television show called “Stupid Human Tricks.” Parts … More >>

Guilt by Mis-Association: Furniture with No Relationship to Famous Namesakes (8/6/12)
pullman labelI recently received a call from a lady inquiring about her pull-out sleeper couch. She was so excited because it … More >>

Isn’t That Quaint? Or Is It? The History of ‘Quaint’ American Furniture (7/23/12)
Quaint #354Have you ever seen a quaint piece of furniture? One that could be defined as charmingly odd in an old-fashioned … More >>

Latin Lesson: Knowing Before or After Helps Date Antique Furniture (6/19/12)
Pit SawIn his scholarly (and lengthy) video “Authenticating Antique Furniture,” John Bivins presents us with the concept that studying older furniture … More >>

You Don’t Have to Get Up Early to Score Great Items at Thrift Store Sales (6/14/12)
The early bird gets the worm, but the bird who sleeps in can find some cool stuff, too. A thrift store … More >>

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