Found 239 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • 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 […]

  • Mar 26 2009
  • 26 Mar 2009

Stickley Furniture Crafted by Another Stickley

The best known Stickley furniture, and the most valuable on today’s market, hailed from the workshop of Gustav Stickley (1858-1942), the creator of the “Mission” […]

  • Mar 23 2009
  • 23 Mar 2009

Antique Art Furniture: The Aesthetic Movement

Furniture is sometimes described as being “functional art.” The functioning part is generally obvious. The table has to stand up straight, the drawers have to […]

  • Mar 11 2009
  • 11 Mar 2009

Make Your Antiques Furniture Work for You

Owning an antique, whether it be a piece of jewelry, a vintage automobile or a dining table from the early 19th century, is a rewarding […]

  • Feb 24 2009
  • 24 Feb 2009

Durable, Colorful Victorian Trade Cards

Victorian Trade Cards are an interesting type of ephemera to collect, as companies in the late 1870s to early 1900s distributed these cards as a […]

  • Feb 20 2009
  • 20 Feb 2009

The Keys to Antique Furniture Locks

Most of us who are interested in antique furniture have, at one time or another, run across what seemed liked an intractable problem at the […]

  • Feb 9 2009
  • 9 Feb 2009

An Introduction to Marine Timekeepers

This article could also be named “An introduction to transportation clocks,” because these types of clocks were used by navigators, meaning travelers, explorers and mapmakers […]

  • Feb 2 2009
  • 2 Feb 2009

The Tale of Old Nails

One of the key ingredients in the process of determining the age of a piece of older or antique furniture is how the wood is […]