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    The Difference Between Wood Color and Finish

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    A brief discussion of the common misconceptions and the difference between wood color and wood finish.

  • The First Use of the File Cabinet

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    I am the first to agree that the need for paper filing is on the decline, however, I think we are a very long time away from being without it. There is some security in having a hard copy of important papers, knowing they won’t be disintegrated by an errant pulse of electricity or hijacked by some modern-day ransomer behind…

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    Frederick Tibbenham Ltd. Furniture

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    We recently listed this lovely piece in our store which prompted my research into this company: You see this maker’s mark is affixed to the back: Finding a maker’s mark is always exciting for us. What is surprising to most people is that most of the furniture produced in England (whether antique or vintage) was not marked by its maker.…

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    Custom Dining Tables

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    For both utility and beauty the dining room table is central to making your room special. So many celebrations are had there and memories made. Our options for making custom dining tables are sure to give you the ideal centerpiece for your home! From size to style to wood, we can do just about anything to create the perfect piece…

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    How to Choose The Right Dining Table Size for Your Room

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    As the central piece of the room, choosing the right size and style for your dining table is an important decision. There is nothing worse than having buyer’s remorse once one of the most pivotal pieces of furniture in your home has been delivered. Using the below guidelines we feel you can successfully answer the important questions about the right…

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    Antique Furniture Keys

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    Keys are everywhere in our lives. More-so for some of us than others, of course. For example I have a key to my house, my car, and the office. My wife, on the other hand, has about two pounds of keys on her keyring, most of them I seriously doubt either of us know what they go to. I think…

  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Beloved Antiques from Sun Damage

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    You fell in love with your home because of all of the natural light in the living areas, but did you ever consider the negative effects that all of that sunlight can have on your furniture? Just as you need to slather on SPF before heading out in the summer sunshine, antique furniture also needs special sun protection to prevent…

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    The Weather And Your Solid Wood Furniture

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    We have had quite a rough winter this year, I know most of the country has. Snow, ice, and persistently lower than normal temperatures have been incredibly prevalent this year. I have been fortunate enough to spend this unusual season inside, warm and content as I hope you have as well. And while we don’t normally think of the outside…

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    The Finials On Our Antique Furniture

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    For as long as we have had furniture, finials have been a part of them.  Whether antique furniture or newly made, finials are an integral part of style and decoration.  The term finial is technically defined as “a distinctive ornament at the apex of a roof, pinnacle, canopy, or similar structure in a building”, but finials are also used in…

  • How To Remove Packing Marks From Antique Furniture

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    We’ve posted our first instructional video on YouTube demonstrating the proper technique for remove light packing material marks from wax, shellac, or lacquer finishes. Enjoy!