Found 243 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Nov 15 2008
  • 15 Nov 2008

The George Washington Trivet

According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec

  • Nov 13 2008
  • 13 Nov 2008

Timely Deals at Clock Auction

Editor’s Note: Mark Peer, WorthPoint’s Worthologist specializing in antique clocks, reports on the recent Fontaine’s auction that featured many spectacular antiques.

  • Nov 5 2008
  • 5 Nov 2008

Stoking Interest in Antique Stove

Editor’s Note: While WorthPoint strives to help you get the most from your art, antiques and collectibles, it also strives to give back to communities by offering advice and expertise. Christopher Kent relates one such attempt.

  • Nov 4 2008
  • 4 Nov 2008

Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?

Antique Furniture Glass – Is It Original?

By Fred Taylor

  • Oct 20 2008
  • 20 Oct 2008

Sheffield Silver Candlesticks

Sheffield silver candlesticks: Light on some shady business of the past


  • Oct 17 2008
  • 17 Oct 2008

Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs

The Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs

By Lynn Rosack

I recently received the following question from a fellow WorthPoint member:

I have a couple Wilton trivets (eagle in wreath w/heart) and I’m interested in the history of the eagle/wreath/heart symbol. Do you have any information on this?

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Mid Century Modern Reference Guides

Forget About Price Guides; for Mid Century Modern Furniture, Look for Reference Guides

By Bradley Downs

  • Oct 9 2008
  • 9 Oct 2008

Does Repair Hurt Antique Values?

Editor’s Note: Questions often arise about repairing antiques. Does that automatically lower the value of the piece? Are there circumstances where restoring it increases its […]

  • Oct 2 2008
  • 2 Oct 2008

The Future “Antique”

“Man…. That chair sure is ugly!”

  • Oct 2 2008
  • 2 Oct 2008

Dating Antiques? Check the Joinery

Editor’s Note: The age and period of antiques can often be determined by the simplest details. Worthologist Fred Taylor examines drawer joinery and Mr. Knapp’s […]