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Antique Furniture Tags: What They Say and What They Should Say (7/8/09)
The tag says “Solid mahogany chest…” Open up the first drawer and take a look at the joinery. The fact that the drawer is veneered is indicated by the light colored line at the rear of the dovetail. That is the fifth layer of veneer in the lumber plywood drawer front.One of my favorite pastimes of course is antiquing; looking at and for antique furniture. One of my second favorites … More >>

Collectors Shine a Light on Early Lanterns Varieties (7/1/09)
An example of a pierced “Paul Revere” lantern. This one is made of copper.When we see lanterns used as decorative objects, it’s hard to imagine that they were once among the only sources … More >>

Sometimes the Difference Between a Copy and an Original Isn’t Much (6/11/09)
An original Gustave Stickley recliner. The seats have been recovered; originally they would have been dark brown/black.We are often asked about “Mission Style” furniture, people see a piece of Mission furniture by well known makers such … More >>

Dirty Old Furniture Finish: Is It Seattle ‘Grunge’ or Is It Patina? (5/26/09)
The crackled old shellac finish on this early 19th-century drawer is certainly original and probably qualifies as “patina,” but is it desirable?A few years ago I had an elderly lady walk into my antique furniture restoration shop with an unusual request. … More >>

I Wish I Hadn’t Sold That: Items I’m Still Kicking Myself Over (5/15/09)
ab072-pa311857Over the years, as an incurable metalware collector, I’ve discovered many interesting pieces. Since display space is at a premium … More >>

How to Tell if a Eames Lounge Chair Has Been Repaired (5/15/09)
An Eames lounge chair that has been repaired. This is a good repair, but any repair will greatly decrease its value.Many sellers and buyers who are familiar with the design and history of the Eames lounge will tell you it … More >>

Telling the Age of Your Vintage (or Newer) Eames Lounge (5/12/09)
eams-lounger1OK, now that you have discovered if that Eames lounge is real or fake (The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair; Is … More >>

The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair; Is That One Real or Fake? (4/28/09)
The real McCoy: The model 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman designed by Charles and Ray Eames and produced by the Herman Miller furniture company.The model 670 lounge chair and 671 ottoman are undoubtedly the most recognizable pieces of mid century modern furniture and … More >>

The Shakers’ Purity Extended to Style (4/15/09)
shakersEditor’s Note: The Shakers were, unquestionably, a very strange sect, but that didn’t stop them from producing what are now … More >>

Reference Books for the Trivet & Pressing Iron Collector (3/31/09)
It’s my feeling that among the most important tools on the road to understanding and fully appreciating trivets and sad … More >>

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