Thursday, September 20, 2012

If you have an old, perhaps 18th-century, piece of case furniture, try this dating tip. Pull the drawers out and put them back upside down. The drawers should move back and forth as easily as they did in the right-side-up position. Old-time cabinetmakers made both a drawer and its opening exactly square. Drawers with later repairs may not be as exact.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Every month, the Top 10 list shows the interests of the collectors that visit the website. During August 2012, antique enthusiasts were busy researching.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The September 2012 issue of “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles” is now available. Don’t miss auction reports on cocktail accessories, Italian art glass and Midcentury Modern desks. Also in the September issue—prices and photos of lawman badges from the Old West, colorful Chinese firecracker labels, birds captured in etchings and figurines, Boehm porcelain marks and Terry Kovel's report from the White Ironstone China Association annual convention.