When you’re up late, can’t sleep and find yourself cruising the internet aimlessly at 2 am you find the best stuff. Linda Rosen Antiques in Sheffield, Massachusetts has a great shop full of antiques from the very high-end to more moderate priced pieces. I’ve been on the hunt for tables and a few of their candlesticks caught my eye. All of New England origin each piece representing a different style period: Federal, Queen Anne, and a Hepplewhite. The bottom right photo is a Queen Anne corner chair—cool, right?
I really want to learn more about different early American furniture styles. I have a few books but I couldn’t identify a piece without a little help. I thought about going to the upcoming Antiques & Art show in New York. The pieces represented will be super fancy and nothing I could possibly afford. But if I learned to identify different style cues then maybe I would feel more comfortable at auctions? If you’re an expert; how did you learn more or which books would you suggest?