Found 239 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Feb 19 2014
  • 19 Feb 2014

Fine Art, Design, Orientalia, and Clocks on the Block at Hess Fine Auctions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – More than 125 lots of rare and highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more will […]

  • Feb 18 2014
  • 18 Feb 2014

Jenny Lind Beds: Jenny Didn’t Really Sleep Here

A lot of curious and spurious information has polluted the modern vocabulary of antique furniture in the last 100 years. Some of this was done […]

  • Feb 12 2014
  • 12 Feb 2014

Watch Your Names: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Victorian Style’

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to names and descriptions of older and antique furniture, what you see, or what you hear, is […]

  • Feb 7 2014
  • 7 Feb 2014

Ask A Worthologist: The Mermaid Lamp

Albert T. likes to pick up things that need a little repair, fix them and then resell them. He bought this lamp quite inexpensively, and […]

  • Feb 5 2014
  • 5 Feb 2014

The Credenza: It’s not just for Grandma’s Holiday Platters and Doilies

Over the past few years, you may have noticed a growing trend involving the ever-versatile piece of furniture called a credenza, buffet or sideboard. The […]

  • Jan 29 2014
  • 29 Jan 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Early Junk’ Chair, Dale Earnhardt Die-Cast Car

QUESTION: Between 40 and 50 years ago, when my mother was collecting “early junk,” she purchased a rush-seat arm chair that has arms, legs and […]

  • Jan 20 2014
  • 20 Jan 2014

The Collector’s Minute: Hepplewhite Style

The piece pictured here is a mahogany butler’s desk. It’s in the “Hepplewhite style,” which was popular from the late 18th century through the 1820s. […]

  • Dec 20 2013
  • 20 Dec 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: French Provincial Loveseat & Camp Granada Board Game

QUESTION: I have a French Provincial loveseat. I was told it was made in France or possibly Quebec, Canada, in the 1880s. Around 1900, my […]

  • Dec 20 2013
  • 20 Dec 2013

The Extension Table: From Ancient Rome to the Dining Room

A reader recently sent me some photos of a Victorian-period table. At first glance, it looked like a typical “turtle-top” parlor or lamp table with […]

  • Dec 10 2013
  • 10 Dec 2013

It’s All In the Marks: O.C. White Articulated Lamp

The lamp pictured with its multi-articulated arms almost looks like something out of a modern “steampunk” design studio, but it in fact dates back to […]