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Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture
Mid C reeded Chests Chests of drawers are among the most indispensable pieces of furniture for storage and, not surprisingly, have been made in huge numbers over the centuries. Walnut chests Size has an important bearing on the price of all chests. Mahogany chests Mahogany chests, such as the one pictured here made c. This particular chest is of exceptionally high quality, but even so need not cost much more than the battered walnut chest.
Antique Chest of Drawers. Antique chest of drawers date back to the 17th Century. They are now also known as Dressers or Bureaus, and are pieces of furniture which have multiple drawers stacked one above each other.
Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Antique Minton Marks Dating Minton Porcelain and Pottery using antique Minton Marks Minton from and during its nearly two hundred year history, has been a very important Stoke firm that has traded under various styles. After Herbert Mintons death in the Minton name continued as the Company name but no Minton family member has been connected with the firm since.
Minton, Poulson and Pounall c Minton Poulson and Co c Minton and Poulson c Thomas Minton and Sons c Thomas Minton and Son c Herbert Minton and Co c Minton and Hollins c Before pattern number is preceded by No. Several variations of Minton Marks incorporate the initial M. Sometimes with year cypher.
Earliest recorded use May on the Godden Collection.
Identifying Antique Furniture
After treatment the marble was cleaned and treated with a protective wax. After careful reconstruction of the damage done by fitting knobs the piece was french polished and waxed. After Careful re-gluing and doweling of the ring, some minor veneer repairs the piece was french polished and waxed.
The video above provides a great introduction to dating antique furniture and what areas should be examined. Take note of the shape of the screws used to hold the furniture together.
More to Come We Try Hard! If there is a particular collectible or antique you are interested in, suggest it to us. Before chairs were used only by the master and mistress of the house. Everyone else had to sit on stools or benches. Although increasingly used by lesser mortals too during the 17thC, the presence of arms and the extent and elaboration of carving found on many chairs still indicated their high status. The 17thC saw the widespread introduction of The 17thC saw the widespread introduction of ‘back-stool’, literally a stool with a back.
Fixed upholstery sometimes replaced loose cushions and after woven cane-work – introduced from the East Indies – was fashionably seen on the seats, and often the backs too, of most chairs. Continental and particularly Dutch influence Was strong on all furniture. See our navigation at left to find information on the various forms and styles of antique chairs.
Due to the sheer number of chair styles, we have chosen only the more popular and collectible items. We have already added a great deal — but we will be adding, on a daily basis, quality information on antiques of all kinds.
Antique Minton Marks
By Bob Flexner Pages A while back, my wife and I were visiting friends who wanted to show us their collection of antique furniture. At one point we went into their bedroom and I headed directly for a very old-looking chest-of-drawers. I just wanted to date the piece by how the drawer was made. Construction Drawer construction has changed several times in the last years.
One of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture is the story that screws can tell about the history of a piece.
Preserving and Restoring Furniture Coatings Introduction Coatings accomplish several functions when used in conjunction with wooden objects. First, and probably foremost in terms of the fabricator’s intent, is that coatings alter the appearance of the surface. That is, coatings serve some aesthetic purpose. Second, coatings offer protection to the object’s surface spills, abrasion, etc. Finally coatings provide scholars, including conservators and historians, information regarding the practices and technologies of the past.
As with other considerations when evaluating historic artifacts of all kinds, these factors must be integrated with the precept that all materials which exist as part of an object contribute to the integrity and uniqueness of that object. Both historic and contemporary fabricators of wooden objects generally consider ed coatings, particularly “non decorative,” to be a potentially sacrificial element of the whole.
However, for the reasons enumerated above, conservators do not consider any portion of an object to be routinely expendable, including finishes and coatings. Contrary to the “strip and dip” approach to dealing with coatings so prevalent in many commercial refinishing and restoration shops, conservators and sensible restorers attempt to preserve the coating on the object whenever possible. This is not to suggest that coatings are never altered or replaced in the course of conducting a conservation treatment on an object.
In many cases this intrusion must take place, but the ideal is to intercede minimally and to leave the surface as undisturbed as possible while assuring stability for, and preservation of the artifact. Preserving finishes and treating degraded coatings requires a broad base of knowledge and diverse skills, including the knowledge of coating materials and their deterioration, as well as craft skills necessary to manipulate the films, whether in preserving existing films or applying new coatings.
The manifestation of coating deterioration depends en toto on the kind of film forming materials used, additives used to modify that material, and the various environment conditions to which the coating has been subjected. A beginning point in the treating and preserving of coatings is the most specific description of the coating system possible.
US Welcome to AntiqueFurniture. US Long before there were cable TV shows featuring antique pickers. I was picking the Midwest searching for American Turn of the Century Oak Furniture to sell to out of state antique dealers.
Castors are attached to home furnishings in order to make housekeeping and rearranging easier. But apart from these, do you know that castor wheels help antique collectors in estimating the age of furniture?
Each era left its imprint through the designs considered fashionable at the time. An owner of an antique must verify that the buffet or sideboard is, indeed, an antique. Many companies replicate antique styles. The best way to evaluate an antique is to take it to an antique appraiser. The appraiser is knowledgeable in furniture styles and time periods. Look for any identifying marks on your antique buffet or sideboard.
According to The Furniture, a buffet is the bottom portion of a cupboard or a low cupboard used for serving food. A sideboard is a cupboard used for displaying plates. Often company names and dates are engraved, burned, etched, or inked on a back or under section. Company names, cities or dates can help you establish the date of your furniture.
Antique and Vintage Desks
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