Found 248 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Jun 12 2017
  • 12 Jun 2017

Collecting Vintage Ikea

From time to time, I’ve disparaged Ikea products as “disposable furniture.” Styling and functionality aside, I said, Ikea furniture wasn’t built to last and could […]

  • May 26 2017
  • 26 May 2017

From the Worthologists’ Files: 19th Century Brass Bed by Simmons

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

  • May 26 2017
  • 26 May 2017

Selling a White Elephant (or a HUGE Horse)

  I was driving through our town recently on a Saturday morning, and saw a very Norman Rockwellian scene.  In a residential neighborhood of side […]

  • May 2 2017
  • 2 May 2017

Care and Repair: Can Non-Professionals Really Repair Scratches? Yes!

For some time now, a video has been making the rounds on social media that promises to show you how to remove scratches in wooden […]

  • May 2 2017
  • 2 May 2017

Collectors Love Hoosier Cabinets

A recent WorthPoint article discussed examples of unwanted antique furniture—those pieces that once served a specific purpose but are no longer desired because they don’t […]

  • Mar 22 2017
  • 22 Mar 2017

From the Worthologist’s File: Victorian Cottage-Style Dresser

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

  • Mar 8 2017
  • 8 Mar 2017

Fabulous Finds: Stumbling Upon a Mid-Century Modern Treasure

I was not “on the hunt,” like I was for the 1969 Porsche 911 coupe I discovered in a dusty Northern California garage not too […]

  • Mar 7 2017
  • 7 Mar 2017

From the Worthologist’s File: Picasso Bistro Table & Chairs

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

  • Feb 16 2017
  • 16 Feb 2017

(Not) Selling Your Vintage Furniture: The Unwanted Top 5

As the owner of an antiques business, I often get walk-in inquiries from people who have inherited old furniture and want to sell it. They […]

  • Jan 27 2017
  • 27 Jan 2017

Mark of the Week: The Murphy Chair Company

This odd-looking office chair dates to about 1926. It looks older because it is a transitional piece that appears to try to meld the Mission […]