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  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

Walking the Dog leads to an Epiphany: Antiques can be a Form of Time Travel

I was walking my dog the other morning on the property of the 1790 House, which is a fine colonial structure in Woburn, Mass., that […]

  • May 20 2013
  • 20 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Thorens Music Box, H. L. Leonard Bamboo Fly Rod

QUESTION: I have a Thorens music box and a dozen 4 ½-inch metal disc records, one of which is “A Bicycle Built for Two.” The […]

  • May 10 2013
  • 10 May 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Wegner’s Wishbone Chair

The 1960 Presidential Debate played a role in this country’s history, but it also helped establish a Danish modern icon: the “Wishbone Chair,” also known […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Who Watches ‘Mad Men’ Just to Check out the Cool Furnishings? I Do!

I am guilty of this and I am sure many others out there are as well! My wife enjoys the storyline of the hit AMC […]

  • May 1 2013
  • 1 May 2013

Furniture Style and Form: What’s Wrong With a ‘Period’ Coffee Table?

In the world of antique furniture, the word “period” has a very specific meaning. To say that something is period means that it is from […]

  • Apr 16 2013
  • 16 Apr 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Hit of the Week’ Records, Kichiemon Okamura Block Prints

QUESTION: I own approximately three dozen “HIT OF THE WEEK” records. The label reads: “Durium Products Corporation – New York / Durium T.M. Reg. – […]

  • Apr 13 2013
  • 13 Apr 2013

The Collector’s Minute: The Minimalist Barcelona Chair

The Barcelona chair is a stylistic icon designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, known for his minimalist glass-box architecture. The same principles that guided […]

  • Apr 5 2013
  • 5 Apr 2013

Here To Help: Furniture Advice From the Past

If you are a collector or dealer of Depression-era furniture, or if you simply inherited a houseful of it and you happen to like most […]

  • Mar 27 2013
  • 27 Mar 2013

20th Century Furniture Marketing: Small Deceptions a Matter of Style

We all know that, when it comes to advertisement or promotion, not everything we are told is always exactly correct all the time. Some of […]

  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

Ask A Worthologist: The Unwanted Hand-Carved Desk

Anna B. inherited this desk many years ago, but its over-the-top styling had it in exile in the house. She and her husband have decided […]