Antique furniture restoration discussion board dating an old dresser posted by: vince (1cust243tnt23chi15dauunet) date: 6/24/3 00:48 i found this forum a few days ago, and it's been wonderful to read but now i've come up with a question that some folks here might know something about. Furniture detective: one of the first things to be looked at when trying to determine the age of a piece of older or antique furniture is the type of joinery used in the construction of the piece knowing the history of the technology of various periods goes a long way toward explaining clues about the age of furniture and none is more important (or accessible) than the type of joint used to secure a drawer. Business of doing business system for dating country and primitive furniture, part one system for dating country & primitive furniture, part1 the business of doing business in antiques - the journal of antiques and collectibles - july 200 furniture, hinges, nails, screws.
Dating for a cross-dresser can be darn right concern over what others will think about her dating a cross-dresser can be an issue featuring old school baseball writing combined with the . First, dating furniture is a fine art seldom does one clue provide confirmation of anything also important are style (including hardware), shrinkage, nails, screws, locks, the primary and secondary woods used, the type of finish, tell-tale tool marks, areas of wear and general appearance. Picked up this dresser at an estate sale awhile ago, the owner told me that she had stripped it with intentions of refinishing it she did not know the age besides pretty dang old it is the old wavy glass, which from my research seems to place it before 1910.
Everybody has one: a hand-me-down piece of furniture that, frankly, you'd love to hand back but before you toss it or pass it on to another, give it one last look but before you toss it or pass it on to another, give it one last look. I have this old dresser with wooden wheels, dovetail joints and cedar drawe how to fix the mirror frame in an antique vanity vintage baby crib no markings movable wooden beads and wooden wheels. 35 awesome ways to give new life to old furniture replace the old knobs on a dresser with strips of a leather purse strap, like this blogger did, for a totally new look 22. An antique is defined as at least 100 years old, but beware of fraudulent signatures related articles the signature on your antique dresser, along with other clues, can possibly help you .
As the dovetail joint evolved through the last one hundred thirty years, it becomes a clue for the age and authenticity of antique furniture the type of dovetailed joint, especially in drawers, reveals much about furniture construction and dating. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to date a cross-dresser my boyfriend sometimes cross-dresses as galaxia, a beautiful woman here's what i've learned from dating him. First let me say that i have a large dresser with three sided mirror that has the keyhole lock on both top drawers with matching dressing table with three sided mirror with matching bench with rush seat. Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more.
Most local blacksmiths made nails thomas jefferson, a true renaissance man, made nails on his plantation until the very end of the 1700's, most nails in better furniture had a head that was rose-cut or faceted like an old miner's cut diamond. Dovetails are interlocking carved wood joints used in cabinetry to connect two pieces of wood -- drawer fronts and sides, cabinet or cupboard corners the technique produces a sturdy, long-lasting connection examining these joints helps determine the age of old furniture. At one of the resale shops i frequent, i saw an old dresser that caught my eye usually 95% of the furniture in these places isn't worth looking at from a beauty or antique standpoint this dresser has two drawers above four, with the top two being curved outward and covered with veneer with the others flat, covered with veneer. Furniture - dressers & vanities - 1900-1950 category list of antiques, with information and images (page 3).
Diy 35 awesome ways to give new life to old furniture whether you're starting with a thrift store find or something you've had lying around for years, there are limitless makeover possibilities. Nails as clues to age most everyone knows that handmade nails are older than machine made nails but could you identify a handmade nail if you saw one and could you separate an old nail from a reproduction nail in addition to looking at how old nails were made, this article will also discuss how to examine nail holes, rust left by nails plus where, how and why specific types and shapes of nails were used. Shop for-and learn about-antique and vintage dressers french and victorian style dressers were often small, typically having only two or three drawers. A single piece of antique furniture is more than a collection of nails, boards, and wood stain antique furnishings can tell a story one that may only exist in the imagination of the lucky person acquiring the piece.
Hi, i am refinishing an old dresser with hardware that looks similar to what’s on this dresser recently i was looking at the hardware and it doesn’t appear to be screwed on with regular screws since i can’t see the backs of yours to see how they are held in place, i’m not sure how these were held in place on your dresser. Determining the date of old furniture pieces can be tricky learn how to look at construction and components that provide useful dating clues. If you have a worn old dresser or rickety heirloom chair on your hands, you may be thinking of refinishing it yourself older mass-produced pieces whose origins fall somewhere between 1850 and 1960 are ideal candidates for refinishing with a few exceptions, they don’t have high value as antiques .