Dating antique furniture dovetails

17-Nov-2014 04:42 by 7 Comments

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If you're interested in antiques, recent or old, research before you buy anything.

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Dovetailing typically requires no nails or other hardware.

Wherever you look, it's a sure bet that you won't find a genuine antique from 1500 or 1600.

What you may find is a genuine reproduction, and these can be extremely valuable. The first giveaway is the joinery; machine-cut furniture wasn't made until about 1860.

The age factor is subjective: general antique stores label objects 50 years or older as antiques.

Fine antique dealers consider objects 150 years and older to be antique.

If it has only a few dovetail joints, with pins narrower than the dovetails, then the joint was made by hand.

When you want to refinish old wooden furniture, the best place to look is the family storeroom: Check the attic, basement, garage, or wherever unwanted furniture has collected.

In the East, an antique is Queen Anne or earlier; in the West, it's any piece of furniture that came across the mountains in a wagon.

A southern antique is a piece made before the Civil War.

Drawers constructed with this type of dovetail have a smaller capacity than drawers of an equivalent size made with English dovetails.

It's easy to spot an antique by the drawers, because joints weren't machine-cut until about 1860.

This consists of one board with a series of small angled notches cut into one end and a second board with a series of larger notches.

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