Found 239 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Oct 20 2008
  • 20 Oct 2008

Sheffield Silver Candlesticks

Sheffield silver candlesticks: Light on some shady business of the past


  • Oct 17 2008
  • 17 Oct 2008

Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs

The Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs

By Lynn Rosack

I recently received the following question from a fellow WorthPoint member:

I have a couple Wilton trivets (eagle in wreath w/heart) and I’m interested in the history of the eagle/wreath/heart symbol. Do you have any information on this?

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Mid Century Modern Reference Guides

Forget About Price Guides; for Mid Century Modern Furniture, Look for Reference Guides

By Bradley Downs

  • Oct 9 2008
  • 9 Oct 2008

Does Repair Hurt Antique Values?

Editor’s Note: Questions often arise about repairing antiques. Does that automatically lower the value of the piece? Are there circumstances where restoring it increases its […]

  • Oct 2 2008
  • 2 Oct 2008

The Future “Antique”

“Man…. That chair sure is ugly!”

  • Oct 2 2008
  • 2 Oct 2008

Dating Antiques? Check the Joinery

Editor’s Note: The age and period of antiques can often be determined by the simplest details. Worthologist Fred Taylor examines drawer joinery and Mr. Knapp’s […]

  • Sep 11 2008
  • 11 Sep 2008

Late Classicism Antiques: Not Empire

There is a style of American furniture antiques that is consistently scorned by the upper crust of collectors and academics. Yet to its followers, the style is among the most innovative in history. It has retained enough popularity through the years that it has been constantly reproduced in almost every succeeding period of American furniture history.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Understanding Antiques—The Arts and Crafts Movement Pt. II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two parts on the Arts and Crafts Movement and its antiques and collectibles by Fred Taylor, our American Furniture Worthologist.

The Implemenatation

  • Sep 3 2008
  • 3 Sep 2008

Collecting clocks? Join the club!

If you like old clocks, are curious or just like to fix intricate mechanisms, have a look around at

  • Aug 29 2008
  • 29 Aug 2008

Antique Seating: What Are You Sitting On?

Antiques very often have seating material that is—well you know— that woven stuff that comes in old chair seats. It’s not fabric, it’s not leather, […]