When Furniture Isn’t What it Seems

No one would condemn the owner of a piece of antique furniture for restoring it and of course restoration is a vital part of increasing the value of an antique. However, think of it this way, if I replace the missing roll top from a desk that is restoration but what if I . . . → Read More: When Furniture Isn’t What it Seems

Antique Furniture From William and Mary to Queen Anne

In February of 1689 the English Parliament gave the crown, for the only time in its history, to a married couple to share, at least in theory, with equal authority. Normally the English are fairly touching about the powers given to the King or Queen’s consort and strictly limit it. These were, however . . . → Read More: Antique Furniture From William and Mary to Queen Anne

What To Look For In An Antique Chair

Imagine that you’ve found a little corner junk shop with a surprisingly good collection of antique chairs. The prices are appealing but the chairs haven?t been exceptionally well taken care of and show a good deal of wear.

You ask yourself can any of these chairs be restored and how difficult will . . . → Read More: What To Look For In An Antique Chair

Antique Roadshow

This article originally appeared on our good friend’s at New England Antiquing website.

The apparent benefits of the very popular PBS television series Antique Road Show to the hobby and business of collecting antiques are numerous and seemingly unmitigated by any downsides. Now in its eleventh season, Antique Road Show is arguably the . . . → Read More: Antique Roadshow