Herter Brother Credenza Will Sell at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

February 3, 2011
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This credenza was bought at an estate sale, misidentified as an Italian piece, and now is coming up for sale at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as lot 122 this weekend. Fortunately, it has been properly identified as a piece by Herter Brothers and it’s relation to this cabinet pictured below in the Herter Book on page […]

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Allen & Brother Desk on the Roadshow

February 1, 2011

One my favorite cabinetmakers, Allen & Brother from Philadelphia was profiled in the May 1996 edition of the Magazine Antiques and a desk very similar to this one appraised below on the roadshow is shown on page 723.  The attributions appear to be related to the the desk locks in the article having an “A” […]

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M. H. Schrenkeisen Factory

January 30, 2011

I thought that I’d share this M. H. Schrenkeisen factory drawing from an October 1880 Scientific American cover.  It depicts the full cabinetmaking process beginning with raw logs coming into the factory and in the lower right you can see finished Eastlake-style furniture.  I guess Home Depot and Lowes had not yet opened in their […]

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Alexander Roux Cabinet Hiding On Ebay

January 3, 2011
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I’ve always liked perusing Ebay for Victorian Antique finds because you never know what will pop up at a reasonable price. I believe that I have run across an authentic Alexander Roux cabinet (auction completes on 1/4/11 – link will expire in about 7 days) that compares very favorably to other labeled cabinets of similar […]

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J.W. Davis, Cabinetmaker Extraordinnaire

December 19, 2010
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JohnM posted some photographs in the forum of a 12′ tall Renaissance Revival bedroom suite that must be seen to be believed.  It lives out it’s existence in the Brennan House (built 1868), originally the home of a wealthy tobacco trader in Louisville, KY.  It was sold to Thomas Brennan in 1884 who raised his […]

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