Found 241 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Jan 10 2011
  • 10 Jan 2011

Building a Reference Library – The Foundation

Doing research on older and antique furniture has gotten a lot easier in some respects over the last few years. The Internet now offers a […]

  • Dec 20 2010
  • 20 Dec 2010

Collector’s Minute: Santa Claus Andirons

Nothing says Christmas like a good Yule fire, and what would be more appropriate than Old Santa warming himself by the blazing fireplace in the […]

  • Dec 20 2010
  • 20 Dec 2010

Odds ’N’ Ends: Why Do They Call It That?

In the everyday conduct of our affairs in the older and antique furniture trade, we often come across terms and references that we accept as […]

  • Dec 14 2010
  • 14 Dec 2010

Is It An Antique? Who’s Asking?

A topic that invariably generates a lot of heat and a lot less light is the question of what qualifies as an antique. The use […]

  • Dec 7 2010
  • 7 Dec 2010

Panic Attack: Holiday Quick Fixes for Furniture

As the holidays roll around on a regular basis this time of the year, they are often accompanied by panic attacks, as the realization sets […]

  • Nov 16 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

Top Security: Custom Table Pads

While modern taste in dining room tables, like modern taste in so many subjects today, varies considerably from household to household, the traditional format calls […]

  • Nov 8 2010
  • 8 Nov 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Victorian Student Lamps

  As reward for helping some friends pack for a move, Susan M. received what she believed to be a Victorian library oil lamp. But […]

  • Oct 19 2010
  • 19 Oct 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Plantation Desk

  Nearly 25 years ago, Jeremy B. hauled away an old desk in a Wisconsin feed mill. After a friend encouraged him to have it […]

  • Oct 11 2010
  • 11 Oct 2010

German Immigrants’ Innovations Changed 19th Century American Furniture

Political turmoil is seldom something to be thankful for, but it sometimes produces positive results. The political unrest in Germany in the middle of the […]

  • Oct 4 2010
  • 4 Oct 2010

Missing Pieces—A.W.O.L. Furniture Parts

One thing to bear in mind while searching for your next antique furniture treasure is that this stuff, by definition, has been around the block […]