Found 237 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by […]

  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Best Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps

Which of these five classic Mid-Century Modern pendant lights would you prefer? It’s a trick question because the answer will depends on style of the […]

  • Jun 21 2013
  • 21 Jun 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Barzilay Stereo Cases & Cabinets

“Barzilay” is not a name you hear much of any more, but back in the 
1960s to 1970s, it was one well known to audiophiles […]

  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

Lawn Art: The Oft-Overlooked Value in Estates

In American popular culture, the kitsch surrounding pink flamingo lawn ornaments appears universal. Mention such ornaments and visions of trailer parks in Baltimore come to […]

  • Jun 14 2013
  • 14 Jun 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Empire versus Empire Revival

About once a month, we have a piece of furniture submitted by excited clients who are positive what they found is well more than 150 […]

  • Jun 14 2013
  • 14 Jun 2013

The Many Origins of the Ubiquitous Coffee Table

I know you have one. You probably have two or more. And you’re pretty sure at least one of them is an antique. You likely […]

  • Jun 5 2013
  • 5 Jun 2013

All Covered Up: The Art and Lexicon of Upholstery

While in my shop one day, I had a phone call from an obviously agitated man. Actually it happened more than once but that’s another […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

America’s Early Antique Stores: When did the Industry begin in Earnest in the U.S.?

Having lunch with friends from the U.K., we discussed our afternoon spent browsing through antique stores. “Why aren’t there more antiques in your antique stores?” […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Our Future Relies on Kids Collecting

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Linda and I drove from Kentwood to 1350 West Randolph Street, Chicago, home of the Randolph Street Market Festival. It […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

A Chair by Any Other Name: How Some Sitters Got Their Monikers

There are at least three categories of furniture that are so important to us in our daily activities that they have special names. These titles […]