Dating furniture drawers


26-Jun-2020 01:30

Victorian reproductions were either rather clumsy or with over done ornate carving with thin cabriole legs ending in heavy ball and claw feet.

When you're trying to determine the age of an antique, take a look at these parts and look for tool marks, slight variances in size and shape, and elongation of round parts (round wood contracts across the grain, resulting in an oval shape after time).

Usually in brass attached with bolts and circular nuts (fitted with a special tool) until about 1770; after that they became square.