Found 243 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Sep 11 2008
  • 11 Sep 2008

Late Classicism Antiques: Not Empire

There is a style of American furniture antiques that is consistently scorned by the upper crust of collectors and academics. Yet to its followers, the style is among the most innovative in history. It has retained enough popularity through the years that it has been constantly reproduced in almost every succeeding period of American furniture history.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Understanding Antiques—The Arts and Crafts Movement Pt. II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two parts on the Arts and Crafts Movement and its antiques and collectibles by Fred Taylor, our American Furniture Worthologist.

The Implemenatation

  • Sep 3 2008
  • 3 Sep 2008

Collecting clocks? Join the club!

If you like old clocks, are curious or just like to fix intricate mechanisms, have a look around at

  • Aug 29 2008
  • 29 Aug 2008

Antique Seating: What Are You Sitting On?

Antiques very often have seating material that is—well you know— that woven stuff that comes in old chair seats. It’s not fabric, it’s not leather, […]

  • Aug 25 2008
  • 25 Aug 2008

Paperweight Collectibles Find a Following

Paperweight collectibles. If there ever was a collectible that hollered “Art for Art’s sake!” it was this one. Glass paperweights, with their colorful and complex designs, were always more aesthetic ornaments than functional objects to actually hold down paper or double as inkwells or toothpick holders.

  • Aug 24 2008
  • 24 Aug 2008

Antique English silver-plated candelabra (a pair)

I did post a blog a few weeks back, trying to date and identify this beautiful pair of silver-plated candelabra, standing approx 20 inches high. A lady called Anita suggested I try to find the maker’s name, but I don’t know where to look. Now I cannot find my original blog. These candelabra have been in my family (who originate from England) for many generations.

  • Aug 11 2008
  • 11 Aug 2008

Larkin and Hubbard: From Soap to Antiques and Collectibles

Ever since three nine- and ten-year-old chums and I (unbeknown to our parents, of course) ventured to walk the four or five miles through terra-incognita streets to Boston‘s Museum of Fine Arts, guided only by a Gulf Oil Co. street map, I was smitten by the antiquities, travel and collectibles “bug,” seeking the unusual.

  • Jul 23 2008
  • 23 Jul 2008

Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company: The Early Years (1893 to 1910)

This is the first of a series of articles on the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company. Over the next few weeks I will cover the Art Deco period and art glass giftware line.


  • Jul 22 2008
  • 22 Jul 2008

Antique cast iron wall mounting candle or latern holder

This is a 19th century item that I bought from an estate sale. I have gone online to see if anything resembles this candle/latern holder. Some items I have seen resemble and are in the $800.00-1,000 range. My candle/latern holder swivels.

  • Jul 18 2008
  • 18 Jul 2008

Antiques And Collectibles: July Auctions

July may be winding down, but there are fine antiques and collectibles auctions still on the calendar.

Saturday, July 19: Silver Flatware
Harlowe-Powell — Gallery Auction