Found 239 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Oct 9 2013
  • 9 Oct 2013

Battle of Gettysburg Cannon, Drum Part of On-Site Dancy-Polk House Inn Auction

DECATUR, Ala. – A battlefield cannon and drum from the Battle of Gettysburg, plus other Civil War items, will be sold alongside antiques from the […]

  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Belmont Metal Products Dual White Enamel Washtubs

QUESTION: I have a dual (double) washtub setup. The tubs have a white enamel finish and are mounted on a metal frame. There is a […]

  • Sep 30 2013
  • 30 Sep 2013

Is It a Set? Does It Matter? Harlequin Furniture Sets or Suites an Accepted Practice

That’s a great set of dining room chairs you bought at auction. Sounds like you got a real good deal on them, too. But I […]

  • Sep 17 2013
  • 17 Sep 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1950s Gentex Corporation H-4 Flight Aircraft Helmet

QUESTION: I have a helmet that was given to me by my deceased aunt. It is gold in color, has a ribbed top, and a […]

  • Sep 5 2013
  • 5 Sep 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Mid-Century Modern Penn State Classroom Chair

QUESTION: In the 1990s, I bought four (4) bentwood plywood classroom chairs. The remains of a paper label that contains a circle motif with the […]

  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

The Auction that Launched the Antiques Trade

The antiques business began in July, 1886. At least, that’s the claim made by author Jonathan Gash in his book “Paid and Loving Eyes” (Penguin, […]

  • Aug 24 2013
  • 24 Aug 2013

Traditional Furniture Dimensions: Will It Fit in Today’s Life?

Assume for a minute that you have found an interesting piece of older or antique furniture that looks like it might do quite nicely in […]

  • Aug 15 2013
  • 15 Aug 2013

Illuminating Antique Furniture: Let There Be Light… with Caution

Have you ever stopped to think how important light is to your antique furniture? A good place to start is the fact that without the […]

  • Aug 12 2013
  • 12 Aug 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Chance is a Scarce Commodity in the Antiques World

NOTE: While this “Rinker on Collectibles” Questions and Answers column focuses only on one question, the information and principals discussed in the second half of […]

  • Jul 30 2013
  • 30 Jul 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Corey Daniels Gallery

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis stops along busy U.S.-1 in Wells, Maine, and has a conversation with gallery owner Corey Daniels […]