- Antique Furniture Basics By : Simon Oldman
Antiques may be of many different kinds and of all the antique
collectibles and furniture happens to be the most popular and
practical choice. Antique furniture is distinct from other
categories of antiques in the sense that no one collects the
same type of object repeatedly.
- Know Your Sofas By : Ron Jordan
A sofa is a word adapted into English from Arabic, by way of
Aramaic. These days it refers to any couch, though originally it
referred only to the luxuriously cushioned seats of esteemed
guests in the royal palaces of Arabia. Sofas are always
upholstered and designed for reclining and relaxation.
- Buying Antique Chairs: Advice For Beginners By : Patrick Slater
Many people like to buy antique furniture, including antique
chairs, because of the blend of style and history. Antiques have
a story to tell about the people who owned them and how they
were used, even if you have to imagine what that exact story is.
- Need a place to store your fancy bone China belongings? By : Boris Chainik
To store and display the finest selection of antique China, an
antique China cabinet is a must. The layout, the lighting, the
positioning and even the wood that the antique China cabinet is
made up of is equally important. The purpose of this article is
to investigate how the antique China cabinet is as important as
the antique China itself.
- Windsor Chairs: A Great Country Kitchen Look By : Patrick Slater
Windsor chairs have long been popular as dining furniture. They
evoke memories of times past and a simpler life. In the United
States, Windsor chairs have been made and handcrafted for
hundreds of years, illustrating their popularity and staying
- Essential Knowledge About Antique Paine Furniture By : David Faulkner
Anyone who has a minimal interest in antique furniture will know
that there are many types of furniture to choose from. If you
are seriously considering investing in antiques as a source of
profit then you really should do your research. A specific kind
of antique that you should look into is antique Paine furniture.
- Adriondack Chair - Seating With A History By : Kent Higgins
Following the trend of art in general, American furniture
underwent change at the beginning of the 20th century. Function
became more important than ornate looks, with simple, relaxed
designs being used instead of older, Victorian styles. This time
period has become known as the Craftsman period, and was shaped
by the work and ideas of craftsman Thomas Lee.
- Art Deco Furniture: A Leleu Masterpiece By : Lewis Baer
This example of a Jules Leleu sideboard encompasses the best of Art Deco inlaid detailing with the forward interpretations of classical forms. Art Deco furniture made toward the end of that period looked at form, which we now see in the classic 1940s furniture design.
- How to Recognize Antique Furniture By : Stephane Schroder
We all dream of finding that perfect piece of antique furniture
at the yard sale or auction, but remember that you'll only make
that purchase if you can recognize its worth in the first place!
- Use Linseed Oil For A Silky Finish On Antique Furniture By : Joe Smith
In Europe in the Age of Oak, from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 17th century, furniture finishes were limited to vegetable oils and waxes. People were probably more concerned with preserving the wood than with enhancing its appearance.
- Antique Chests By : Brijesh
English Antique Chests are exquisitely made by artisan craftsmen that favor the open environment of a richly stocked library and comfortable study setting to place their works of art where they will be seen. As people socialize in their day-to-day business dealings, these sturdy crafted stands creatively offer female guests a conversation piece on which to pass the day.
- Antique Wheelchairs By : Emmanuel Aubrey
The chair and the wheel were two of man's earliest inventions, dating back to 4000 B.C. The first evidence of combining wheels with furniture was a Greek wheeled baby-bed, built in 530 B.C. It was not until 1595 that an actual wheelchair was invented.
- Tables and Their Histories By : Mitch Johnson
Usually the oak woods were used to make the dining tables earlier. They were, round, oval or long in shapes and sizes. Different types of woods were used for different types of styles for making the antique furniture that we could see today.
- Antique Pool Tables By : Rob D Stone
It is common knowledge that items made in previous years are much more durable in quality than products made today, due to the materials that were used during that time period. This is also true for pool tables. Compared to modern pool tables, the ones that were made during the late 1800s and early 1900s contain better quality wood and fabric.
- The History of Antique Wheelchairs By : Daniel Gibbs
The oldest existing picture of a chair with wheels is from China – in the 6th Century! The odds that they were around before someone drew a picture that would survive this long are excellent. There is also an image of a wheeled chair from Ancient Egypt. Again, it’s more likely that it exists because their culture made long-lasting images than that they invented antique wheelchairs.
- Antique Garden Benches By : Jennifer Bailey
Garden benches that are very old and have been able to withstand climatic changes can be classified as antique garden benches. Such benches are usually very ornate and have lots of carvings in them. They can be made out of any material, but the most commonly used materials are stone, iron and terracotta among other things.
- Antique Chairs - A Record Of Yesterday By : Ron Berry
The antique chair. Its character, craftsmanship, materials and often intricate design make attempts at duplication futile. Today's manufacturing process too often is geared toward quantity, not quality and durability.
- An Introduction to Antique Furniture By : Stephen Morgan
Furniture has been a domestic necessity in all civilisations, ancient to modern (and in-between) and has been produced in large quantities over the centuries. Developed from humble beginnings whereby the furniture was constructed out of simple designs by and large cut straight from one section of a tree to more advanced skilfully constructed pieces.
- The Beginning of Small Furniture By : Mitch Johnson
Let us have a look at some of the furniture that we can find some of in museums. Furniture such as the stools which date back to the twelfth century, tea-tables dating back to the late seventeenth century, serving trays made of mahogany, wine-coolers (a receptacle for cooling wine) writing tables, window stools, and work tables.
- The Royal Furnitures and Their History By : Mitch Johnson
Sometime the emergence of new designs could coincide with that of the personal designs of the rulers like that of King Louis XVI. The variety in tastes of the patrons sometimes gives birth to new designs. The non-accessibility of these furniture gives ways to fake products of the original because sometime the prices of the original were not affordable for everyone to possess them.
- The History of European Furniture By : Mitch Johnson
Different countries produce different types of woods. And produces different type of furniture each unique in their own styles. And the development of these different styles of wood products was also due to the encouragements from their rulers and influential people.
- The History of Decorative Furnitures By : Mitch Johnson
Learn more about the chest of drawers, chiffonier, wine-coasters and coffee tables. These were not designed for the daily use of the common man; they were made with different intricate designs and decorations.
- The History of Wood Households By : Mitch Johnson
There are many types of things that are made from different types of woods in earlier days, such as barometers, beds, buckets and bureaus (a kind of writing desk). These items were often made of walnut or mahogany.
- Ten Types of Wood Used in Furniture By : Gen Wright
These are just some of the types of wood used for making furniture around the world. With even more available, you're sure to find the perfect piece of wood furniture for your home or office.
- London's Royal Festival Hall: A Study on Architectural Ironmongery By : Kenny Smith
Alterations to the facades facing the river removed the playful Scandinavian Modernism of the building's primary public face in favour of a plainer and hard-edged style. As an aside, the hall is prove to be one of the Architectural Ironmongery world's quiet headaches, given the post-war lack of steel when the building was being completed.The masters behind the original door furniture were architec
- Right into the Nuts and Bolts of Forged Hinges By : Kenny Smith
A quality hinge can never fail to have two loops or knuckles that are smoothly worked into the design of the plate. For example, I saw in the Bennetts Ironmongery in Derbyshire website that there are such devices as T-hinges, spring hinges, even butt hinges!
- The History of the Parsons Dining Chair By : Ron Jordan
The name ‘parsons chair’ is frequently bandied about as a marketing term and seen on the sites of many furniture retailers. However, many consumers are unaware of what the chair is, where it came from, and what purpose it’s supposed to serve. This article gives a brief rundown on the origin and development of the parsons chair.
- Antiques Mean Something Different To Everyone By : Susan Dean
Many people, myself included love the look of old things. We love to furnish our homes with old furniture and different nick knacks that have come from a different era. Many of these things are antiques while many are just old looking. It has become very popular these days to decorate your house with older looking furniture. Many manufacturers make modern furniture that look like antiques but in fact are not.
- What is Abaca Furniture By : Gen Wright
Abaca comes from the abaca plant, which belongs to the banana family. This plant is cultivated on a large scale basis in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines.
- Classic Chairs: Breuer Chairs By : Brooklyn Failsday
Marcel Breuer, born in 1902, was a truly great designer responsible for the classic Breuer Chair. This article covers some of his history and talks about how you can use these designs in your business.
- Ron Arad Contract Furniture Designs By : Brooklyn Failsday
This article will discuss the impact the artist Ron Arad has had on interior design and how we can implement his vision for contract leisure furniture to create a unique, creative and beautiful look and feel to your leisure settings.
- The Designs of Robin Day By : Krandok Hannigast
In this article we will discover the influence of the artistic world on even something very functional like stackable chairs. Robin Day was an artist whose work with moldable tubular metals gave us the stackable chair as we know it today.
- From Rocks to Barstools By : guardiantool
The world is filled with some inventions that people do not even consider during their daily tasks. These are things that have seemingly been around for ages but without which life might be a real pain.
- Why Teak Lasts Outdoors By : Mike Smith
This article provides information about qualities of teak wood and how it has become the material of choice for garden furniture.
- History of Four Poster Beds and Colonial Four Poster Beds By : Gen Wright
It is believed that the first four poster beds were made in Austria during the 15th century. They were made in order to guard the sleeper from pests, insects and drafts.
- White Bedroom Furniture - How to Paint Shabby Chic White Bedroom Furniture By : Gen Wright
White bed room furniture is very versatile. The other wonderful thing about white bedroom furniture is that you can paint your walls any color.
- History Of Modern Furniture By : karl donald
Michael Thonet an Austrian German cabinet maker was the first to experiment in making bent wood furniture and using glue for joining wood pieces. His coffee shop chair also known as 'Konsumstuhl Nr 14' became world famous and till 1930 over 50 million of these chairs were produced. Another famous chair of that era was the 'Tripolina chair'. It was made of wood, metal and canvas and was patented by Joseph Fendy in 1877. This chair was broadly used by the British troops during the colonial era.
- How To Maintain Your Wicker Furniture By : Gen Wright
Wicker furniture is popular across the world because it's beautiful and quite inexpensive. It is usually made from different parts of plants that mainly grow in South Asia. Apart from famous furniture made from different types of natural wicker like rattan, cane, bamboo and resin, furniture made from synthetic wicker like plastic is getting quite popular too.
- How to Clean and Care for Wicker Furniture By : Jacklina
An article on how to clean wicker furniture. How to take proper care of it so it can last longer. How to paint and varnish it.
- Wood Staining - The Importance of Sanding and Experimentation By : Thomas Bridleman
Never underestimate the power of sanding and experimentation when beginning a wood furniture staining project. These two things can dramatically impact your finished product.
- Wood Furniture, Distressing and Other Tips By : Thomas Bridleman
If you’ve taken a recent stroll through a “regular” furniture store lately (no bare wood furniture in sight), you’ve probably noticed that many of the more popular pieces are “weathered” or “distressed.” It’s the furniture equivalent of “stone washed jeans.”
- How do you wax unpainted wood furniture? By : Thomas Bridleman
Waxing unpainted wood furniture is a very popular way of finishing the piece. If you are going to wax your recent purchase, you need to first seal the wood so that it doesn’t remain porous. If you fail to do this, the wood will soak up stains and dust which will adversely affect its look over time. When you see ring marks from glasses or cups on a piece of furniture it means the owner didn’t seal it properly and they can be a nightmare to remove.
- Different Types Of French Antique Furniture Reviewed By : Gen Wright
Find out what you need to know about French Antique Furniture and see if they are right for you at this time. Learn the truth about French Antique Furniture so you can make your final decision.
- Choosing A Leather Sofa For Your Home By : Mark Bailey
Better than any other piece of furniture, leather in particular leather sofas provide a opulent appearance and sense that will without doubt enhance any rooms look. It is still suggested that you devote due thoughtfulness to the endless assortment of styles, colours and functions of each piece, before you make your final conclusion when purchasing one of these fine sofas.