Mid Century Modern Reference Guides
Forget About Price Guides; for Mid Century Modern Furniture, Look for Reference Guides
By Bradley Downs
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 […]
The Future “Antique”
“Man…. That chair sure is ugly!”
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 […]
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.
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.
Collecting clocks? Join the club!
If you like old clocks, are curious or just like to fix intricate mechanisms, have a look around at www.nawcc.org.
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, […]
Paperweight Collectibles Find a Following
Paperweight collectibles. If there ever was a collectible that hollered “Art for Art’s sake!” it was this one. Glass paperweights, with their colorful and complex designs, were always more aesthetic ornaments than functional objects to actually hold down paper or double as inkwells or toothpick holders.
Antique English silver-plated candelabra (a pair)
I did post a blog a few weeks back, trying to date and identify this beautiful pair of silver-plated candelabra, standing approx 20 inches high. A lady called Anita suggested I try to find the maker’s name, but I don’t know where to look. Now I cannot find my original blog. These candelabra have been in my family (who originate from England) for many generations.