Found 241 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Sep 27 2010
  • 27 Sep 2010

Surface Saver: Protect Furniture Tops with Custom-Cut Glass

One of the endearing qualities of well-made antique furniture is that it actually can be used for its original purpose on a daily basis. Unlike […]

  • Sep 15 2010
  • 15 Sep 2010

Collecting Federal Furniture: A Unique Style that Mirrors American Ideals

If you live in a Federal style home, filling it with Federal furniture just seems like a natural. I myself began collecting Federal era furniture […]

  • Sep 14 2010
  • 14 Sep 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Alabaster Lamp

  Jason B., taking advantages of some really terrible weather during a sale of forfeited items at a self storage business, bought what he thought […]

  • Aug 30 2010
  • 30 Aug 2010

Rough Stuff No. 2 – Choosing the Right Sandpaper

In any discussion of sandpaper the words “coarse,” “medium” and “fine” always come up. Open any book on finishing or refinishing, or any do-it-yourself home […]

  • Aug 29 2010
  • 29 Aug 2010

Luman Watson Clocks a Timely Addition for Collectors

  Time: We all worry about it; we all watch it; and none of us ever have enough of it. While most of us track […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

Rough Stuff No. 1 – An Introduction to Sandpaper

Let’s assume that you have already been through the soul-searching exercise about removing patina and destroying the value of an antique by stripping and refinishing […]

  • Aug 16 2010
  • 16 Aug 2010

Don’t Get the Wrong Impression – Confusing Furniture Terms

I recently attended an auction where one of the items in the catalog was a Chippendale style, Colonial Revival mahogany china cabinet. At the preview, […]

  • Jul 14 2010
  • 14 Jul 2010

Determining the Value of Antique Furniture: Using the Five ‘F’ Words

One of the most important determinants of value in an older piece of furniture, naturally, is the “condition,” which is one of the most-frequently heard […]

  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

Mersman Tables: They’re Everywhere!

Any antique shop that has more than three pieces of Colonial Revival furniture is almost certain to have a Mersman table somewhere in the joint. […]

  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

The Collector’s Minute: GE Monitor Top Refrigerator

  When someone mentions the words “Antique Refrigerator,” it’s usually the General Electric Monitor Top refrigerator that comes to mind. GE first produced these for […]