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Antiques or Junk?

Antiques or Collectibles?–That is the Question

Arresting Time 

Around the World in Carousel Art  New!

Biedermeier Furniture: Form Follows Function

Chippendale Changed the Way Furniture Looked

Chippendale--The Royalty of Antique Furniture

Fake, Faux or Repro 

Grandfather Time

Have a Seat (formerly Chairs, Chairs, and More Chairs) 

Judging the Age of China Can Be a Fool's Errand

Parian Ware--Affordable Art for the Masses

Poor Man's Silver 

Preserving the Patina--and Value--of Antique Furniture

Reproduction Furniture--Is It All That Bad?

The Grace of Queen Anne

The Beginnings of American Furniture 

The Value of Scrimshaw Soars 

The Victorian Era–An Age of Revivals

Tiffany Lamps Fetch Astronomical Prices

The Men Behind the Mission Style 

The Other Arts & Crafts Designer 

Those Charming Staffordshire Dogs

What Exactly is an Antique?

What's It Worth?

What is That Piece of Furniture Called?

Writing Boxes Stand the Test of Time


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