Found 241 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Jan 3 2009
  • 3 Jan 2009

Highboys and Weathervanes Most Likely to Weather the Stormy Economy

For those of you who faithfully read this column, you know that my first column of the New Year is devoted to gazing at a […]

  • Dec 26 2008
  • 26 Dec 2008

Getting a ‘Handel’ on a Valuable Lamp & Shade

Every now and again we are asked about items that, at first glance, would be considered to be yard sale material or of just sentimental […]

  • Dec 16 2008
  • 16 Dec 2008

Great Finds—The Path of the Fauteuils

In the days before this recession, I was asked to locate a pair of 18th-century fauteuil for a client who owned a brownstone in a […]

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

Antique Beds—What Holds Them Up?

Antique Beds – What Holds Them Up?

By Fred Taylor

Beds are of great interest to most people. We spend more time in bed than we do anywhere else, except, maybe at work. So where we spend roughly one-third or our lives should be of great interest.

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

Clues to Antique Chairs

Clues to Antique Chairs

By Fred Taylor

  • Nov 26 2008
  • 26 Nov 2008

Horseshoe Plaque Trivets ~ Victorian Good Luck Mementos

Collecting Horseshoe Plaque Trivets is a fascinating hobby! It’s interesting to learn the history, practices and symbols of the different fraternal groups. And then there were the gift trivets … every year I find new examples: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Home Sweet Home … the list seems endless.

Some Facts about Horseshoe Symbolism

  • Nov 21 2008
  • 21 Nov 2008

Automobile Flower Vases

Automobile Flower Vases

By David Bausch

The flower vase is both an automobile accessory and an object of auto art. The flower vase added a touch of elegance to a rather dull interior of many of the cars of the 1920’s.

  • Nov 17 2008
  • 17 Nov 2008

Danish Modern

Danish Modern or “American” Danish Modern?

By Bradley Downs

  • Nov 15 2008
  • 15 Nov 2008

The George Washington Trivet

According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec

  • Nov 13 2008
  • 13 Nov 2008

Timely Deals at Clock Auction

Editor’s Note: Mark Peer, WorthPoint’s Worthologist specializing in antique clocks, reports on the recent Fontaine’s auction that featured many spectacular antiques.