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Coming Too Soon? – 20th Century Antiques (6/20/11)
B&G buffet  The definition of an antique, like many other definitions we have long been comfortable with, has been under pressure for … More >>

Wet Worry – Dealing with Water Damage (6/6/11)
Out of waterIn this year of what seems to be extraordinary adverse weather events with tornadoes and flooding, and with more flooding … More >>

Ask A Worthologist Question: Imperial Clock (5/18/11)
frenchclockArnold H. bought this clock thinking it was a late 19th-century French example. Its previous owner didn’t know much about … More >>

Second City Furniture: Good Stuff From Chicago (5/10/11)
TonkChicago is frequently referred to as America’s “Second City,” although most Chicago residents probably don’t feel that way. But where … More >>

Secondary Woods – Used For Economy But Also Used To Mislead (5/3/11)
Parlor set  In almost any conversation or article regarding older or antique furniture, sooner or later the terms “primary” wood and “secondary” … More >>

Tough Turns – Getting Reluctant Screws to Give Up (4/11/11)
ToolsIn a previous column (Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture), I recanted the history of … More >>

Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture (3/28/11)
handscrewOne of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture … More >>

Who Really Made It? Outsourcing in the American Furniture Industry (3/14/11)
rolorgOne if the most frequently asked questions about a piece of older and antique furniture is, “who made it?” That … More >>

Using the ‘Old Stuff’ – Enjoy Your Treasures (3/8/11)
Moorish rockerTwo of the more common comments I hear about antiques, especially with regard to furniture, are along the lines of … More >>

Furniture Devolved: Pieces that have Out-Lived their Usefulness (2/14/11)
SmokerA little more than five years ago I wrote about certain types of furniture forms that had evolved in response … More >>

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