Found 249 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Aug 22 2011
  • 22 Aug 2011

Furniture Made to Fit the Social Function

I have mentioned many times that one definition of furniture is “functional art.” Furniture is almost an absolute requirement in today’s society. We must have […]

  • Aug 10 2011
  • 10 Aug 2011

The Furniture Detective: Old Brass – Or Is It?

When you read the catalog for an auction that will be presenting some genuine antique furniture, it’s always interesting to read the descriptions. Some the […]

  • Jul 25 2011
  • 25 Jul 2011

Wicker Furniture: A Process, Not a Material

Everybody knows what wicker is. Right? It’s that woven stuff that’s painted white. It may even be that stuff used in some chair seats. Or […]

  • Jul 25 2011
  • 25 Jul 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Oscar Bach Table

Walter F. picked up this table at a garage sale for $250. Its owner had said it was probably from the 1940s and that he’d […]

  • Jul 11 2011
  • 11 Jul 2011

‘Novelty’ Furniture Helped American Manufacturing Survive the Great Depression

Have you ever picked up a book about American 20th-century furniture and marveled at the number of seemingly “non-furniture” items included in the pages? If […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Antiques Auction Forum: Allan Breed & 18th-Century Cabinetry

In this week’s podcast, I visit with master craftsman Allan Breed at his shop & School of Fine Woodworking in Rollinsford, N.H. We talked about […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Coming Too Soon? – 20th Century Antiques

  The definition of an antique, like many other definitions we have long been comfortable with, has been under pressure for a number of years. […]

  • Jun 6 2011
  • 6 Jun 2011

Wet Worry – Dealing with Water Damage

In this year of what seems to be extraordinary adverse weather events with tornadoes and flooding, and with more flooding looking imminent as the past […]

  • May 18 2011
  • 18 May 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Imperial Clock

Arnold H. bought this clock thinking it was a late 19th-century French example. Its previous owner didn’t know much about it, as it had been […]

  • May 10 2011
  • 10 May 2011

Second City Furniture: Good Stuff From Chicago

Chicago is frequently referred to as America’s “Second City,” although most Chicago residents probably don’t feel that way. But where the subject of older furniture […]