Want to Sell Antique Furniture
Historical Furniture / January 23, 2022

Want to Sell Antique Furniture

Todd Sigety, an antiques appraiser in Alexandria, Va., recently got a call from a woman who wanted him to look through the contents of a storage unit that belonged to her late aunt. “She didn’t think there was anything worth keeping but wanted to make sure before she threw stuff out, ” he says. Sure enough, there wasn’t much of value—except for one painting. After…

French Provincial Antique Furniture
Historical Furniture / January 19, 2022

French Provincial Antique Furniture

Don t damage the original patina when cleaning antique furniture. The wooden portions of genuine French Provincial furniture, which was produced in the 18th century, is typically solid wood, making it easy to clean with basic supplies and techniques. Extra care is necessary to preserve the aesthetically pleasing patina and the weathered appearance of the wood. Because…

Antique Furniture Scotland
Historical Furniture / January 15, 2022

Antique Furniture Scotland

/*CONTENT*/?> Antique Furniture in Scotland Here at Country Homes Antiques, we are one of the leading antique furniture suppliers in Scotland. We stock a vast range of traditional furniture from all periods such as the Edwardian and Georgian period. We source our antique furniture from a number of places and ensure it’s of usable quality before it’s sold to…

Antique Dresser with Wheels
Historical Furniture / January 11, 2022

Antique Dresser with Wheels

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share how we turned our sitting room from plain and empty to cozy and welcoming just by adding an antique dresser. Once I found the right size piece for the space (at the right price of course), the rest was easy. Just a little elbow grease, some new hardware and styling, and that’s it! Here’s the dresser when I first bought it. The…

Antique Furniture Portland Oregon
Historical Furniture / January 7, 2022

Antique Furniture Portland Oregon

Take a tour through Portland’s antiquing scene, where vintage emporiums offer troves of collectibles. Choose from stylish ‘50s couches, Victorian brass doorknobs and other eye-popping memorabilia of decades past. Old Portland Hardware & Architectural This meticulously curated shop offers rarities to fulfill an antiquing hobbyist’s wildest dreams. Everything…

CHIP and Dale Antique Furniture
Historical Furniture / January 3, 2022

CHIP and Dale Antique Furniture

American furniture crafted in the Chippendale style from about 1750-1780 was named after London cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale s work. He became quite famous in his day after publishing The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker s Director, a guide for constructing a variety of furniture pieces, several times between 1754 and 1762. Important pieces crafted by Chippendale can…

Antique Tables Worth
Historical Furniture / December 30, 2021

Antique Tables Worth

The original shade, especially if it s glass, adds to the value of your antique lamp. An antique table lamp may carry significant value if it is rare or made by a sought-after designer. On the other hand, just because a lamp is old or even rare doesn t mean it is valuable - if it is in poor condition, not functioning properly or not of good quality, it may only be…

Antique Furniture Direct
Historical Furniture / December 26, 2021

Antique Furniture Direct

Antique Furniture Care and Preservation The methods of care for historical or valuable antique furniture have changed over the years. No longer considered just functional, antique furniture should not be cared for or repaired in the same manner as modern home furnishings. The use of polishes, adhesives, fasteners and finishes can dramatically affect the current and…

Antique Furniture Repair Los Angeles
Historical Furniture / December 22, 2021

Antique Furniture Repair Los Angeles

6434 Foothill Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91042 (818) 326-3321 I can not even begin to write how impressed I am with Ed & Jack. Hands down, they are the best. Took my antique vanity from the 1800 s and made it look spectacular. Kept the historic integrity, fashioned new pieces identical to the old, refinished, varnished and gave much love to my beloved piece. Jack…

Walnut Antique Furniture
Historical Furniture / December 18, 2021

Walnut Antique Furniture

Antique Walnut furniture comes in two forms, either plain or Burr in grain. It was first seen in early periods such as Queen Ann but it was mainly used in Victorian and Edwardian pieces of cabinet making. Walnut is a durable hard wood timber and was very popular in the Arts and Crafts movement as cabinet makers realized that its versatility would make it easier for…

Antique Revival Furniture
Historical Furniture / December 14, 2021

Antique Revival Furniture

Rococo (pronounced roh-coh-coh) is also known as Late Baroque by some antiques enthusiasts and historians. While not as common, it can also be spelled roccoco referencing the same style. This type of furniture originally came about as an offshoot of architectural styles popular in the late 1600s. By the early 1700s, it was seen in all forms of artistic expression…

Value of old Secretary Desks
Historical Furniture / December 10, 2021

Value of old Secretary Desks

Paul Desmond Brown drawing (photo courtesy of the collector) Paul Desmond Brown ink illustration Q. I recently purchased this for $5 in a thrift store. It appears to be the work of Paul Desmond Brown, the well-known equestrian illustrator. This illustration seems to be from his children s book, Crazy Quilt Circus Pony. We have determined that it is an original…

Antique Dresser on Wheels
Historical Furniture / December 6, 2021

Antique Dresser on Wheels

This is one of those posts that was totally not planned, but I just have to share this quick antique dresser restoration with you! Our recently graduated nephew has come to live with us while establishing himself in Oregon and that meant an overhaul of our son’s room (see his previous surprise extreme room makeover here) to accommodate two college-aged men. I’m planning…

Done Deal Antique Furniture
Historical Furniture / December 2, 2021

Done Deal Antique Furniture

It seems every few months there’s a news story about someone making a lot of money from a valuable artefact or lost treasure. Have you ever wondered could you be the next? So, how do you know that the item you’ve just bought via DoneDeal or are planning to sell on DoneDeal is of eyebrow raising value? Modern value To put some perspective on what will hold value from…

Duncan Phyfe Antique Furniture
Historical Furniture / November 28, 2021

Duncan Phyfe Antique Furniture

Ever since your visit to the White House where you saw some beautiful Duncan Phyfe furniture, you have wanted a few pieces for your own home. Dating from the mid-1800s, this furniture will blend well with the other antiques you have scattered throughout the house. Big Sunday dinners are a tradition with your family, and a Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table will comfortably…

Levenshulme antiques Village Furniture
Historical Furniture / November 24, 2021

Levenshulme antiques Village Furniture

When you’re on the move, you can hardly jam an antique sofa into your rucksack. But sometimes wandering around shops full of treasures from times long gone is a great way to familiarise yourself with a different culture or to simply cut your imagination loose. Levenshulme Antiques Village, a short bus ride from Manchester city centre, is home to a jumble of shops…

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