Tag Archive: Antique

Being a Picker – how to pick Antiques

With all of the shows on TV  like the American Pickers, HGTV, A&E, Storage Wars, Bargain Hunt, Auction Kings and Pawn Stars there is a lot of interest in looking for the next piece of furniture or antique that is worth a lot of money.  Here are a few tips to get started picking. 5 …

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Do You Know Your Furniture Foot Styles?

If every journey begins with a single step, the road to antique furniture knowledge can start with a foot – specifically, the antique foot style of a chair, chest or table. Identifying antique furniture foot styles can be helpful in identifying the approximate age and style of a piece. Listed below are foot styles developed …

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Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Today’s post is a great article on what Mid-Century Modern is.  If you are like I am – you hear that term thrown around quite a bit lately, but there is a whole lot more to it than just the period where furniture was built.   If you’ve spent any time talking with other collectors, …

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A Look at a Rococo Revival Furniture Master’s Work

Chair from a Belter Parlor Set – Part of the Furniture Collection at The Queen Anne Private Residence Club in Eureka Springs, Ark. (http://www.thequeenannemansion.com/) – Photo Courtesy of The Queen Anne Mansion When it comes to Rococo Revival furniture, John Henry Belter was no doubt the master craftsman working in the mid-1800s. He was so …

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Originals and Revival Furniture Pieces Sharing a Common Name

American Rococo Petticoat Console Table – Part of the Furniture Collection at The Queen Anne Private Residence Club in Eureka Springs, Ark. (http://www.thequeenannemansion.com/) – Photo Courtesy of The Queen Anne Mansion True Rococo Rococo, pronounced roh-coh-coh, is also known as Late Barouque by some antiques enthusiasts and historians. While not as common, it can also …

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Recent Projects

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Here are some of our recent projects that we have been working on at Wood Menders!

Furniture & Refinishing

Widdicomb Magazine Rack

One of the things we get alot of questions each & every we get is: can you repair my furniture without having to refinish it.  The answer is yes in the majority of cases. Rather than damage the worn spots on the surface of this 19th Century spool table, the new owner could apply paste …

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