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  • Jul 8 2009
  • 8 Jul 2009

Antique Furniture Tags: What They Say and What They Should Say

One of my favorite pastimes of course is antiquing; looking at and for antique furniture. One of my second favorites is reading the tags people […]

  • Jul 1 2009
  • 1 Jul 2009

Collectors Shine a Light on Early Lanterns Varieties

When we see lanterns used as decorative objects, it’s hard to imagine that they were once among the only sources for lighting. As such, they […]

  • Jun 11 2009
  • 11 Jun 2009

Sometimes the Difference Between a Copy and an Original Isn’t Much

We are often asked about “Mission Style” furniture, people see a piece of Mission furniture by well known makers such as Stickley, Limbert or Roycroft […]

  • May 26 2009
  • 26 May 2009

Dirty Old Furniture Finish: Is It Seattle ‘Grunge’ or Is It Patina?

A few years ago I had an elderly lady walk into my antique furniture restoration shop with an unusual request. In a slightly embarrassed manner […]

  • May 15 2009
  • 15 May 2009

I Wish I Hadn’t Sold That: Items I’m Still Kicking Myself Over

Over the years, as an incurable metalware collector, I’ve discovered many interesting pieces. Since display space is at a premium within my home, it’s important […]

  • May 15 2009
  • 15 May 2009

How to Tell if a Eames Lounge Chair Has Been Repaired

Many sellers and buyers who are familiar with the design and history of the Eames lounge will tell you it is usually not a matter […]

  • May 12 2009
  • 12 May 2009

Telling the Age of Your Vintage (or Newer) Eames Lounge

OK, now that you have discovered if that Eames lounge is real or fake (The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair; Is That One Real or Fake?), […]

  • Apr 15 2009
  • 15 Apr 2009

The Shakers’ Purity Extended to Style

Editor’s Note: The Shakers were, unquestionably, a very strange sect, but that didn’t stop them from producing what are now exquisite antiques. Let Robert Reed […]

  • Mar 31 2009
  • 31 Mar 2009

Reference Books for the Trivet & Pressing Iron Collector

It’s my feeling that among the most important tools on the road to understanding and fully appreciating trivets and sad iron stands are good reference […]

  • Mar 27 2009
  • 27 Mar 2009

An Internet Travel Guide for Trivet, Pressing Iron & Metalware Collectors

The search for information and for others with mutual interests is one of the most basic desires of the collector. I’d like to share some […]