Found 168 articles matching Furniture category.
  • Jan 25 2011
  • 25 Jan 2011

Building a Reference Library – The Specifics

Previous editions of this column (view Part One: The Basics and Part Two: The Period) have dealt with building the collection for an antique furniture […]

  • Jan 19 2011
  • 19 Jan 2011

Building a Reference Library – The Period

The previous installment of this column dealt with building the foundation of a furniture resource library based on accumulating a few selected books on the […]

  • Jan 10 2011
  • 10 Jan 2011

Building a Reference Library – The Foundation

Doing research on older and antique furniture has gotten a lot easier in some respects over the last few years. The Internet now offers a […]

  • Dec 20 2010
  • 20 Dec 2010

Odds ’N’ Ends: Why Do They Call It That?

In the everyday conduct of our affairs in the older and antique furniture trade, we often come across terms and references that we accept as […]

  • Dec 7 2010
  • 7 Dec 2010

Panic Attack: Holiday Quick Fixes for Furniture

As the holidays roll around on a regular basis this time of the year, they are often accompanied by panic attacks, as the realization sets […]

  • Nov 16 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

Top Security: Custom Table Pads

While modern taste in dining room tables, like modern taste in so many subjects today, varies considerably from household to household, the traditional format calls […]

  • Oct 11 2010
  • 11 Oct 2010

German Immigrants’ Innovations Changed 19th Century American Furniture

Political turmoil is seldom something to be thankful for, but it sometimes produces positive results. The political unrest in Germany in the middle of the […]

  • Oct 4 2010
  • 4 Oct 2010

Missing Pieces—A.W.O.L. Furniture Parts

One thing to bear in mind while searching for your next antique furniture treasure is that this stuff, by definition, has been around the block […]

  • Sep 27 2010
  • 27 Sep 2010

Surface Saver: Protect Furniture Tops with Custom-Cut Glass

One of the endearing qualities of well-made antique furniture is that it actually can be used for its original purpose on a daily basis. Unlike […]

  • Sep 15 2010
  • 15 Sep 2010

Collecting Federal Furniture: A Unique Style that Mirrors American Ideals

If you live in a Federal style home, filling it with Federal furniture just seems like a natural. I myself began collecting Federal era furniture […]