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Is it American ?

2016-11-09T09:33:48+00:00

American ? Here are a few key points to look for. Is it American? This fine mahogany secretaire tall chest Ca. 1750 is without doubt English however it could well be a prototype for the American "Tall Chest attributed to Thomas Affleck 1740-1795 " in the New York Metropolitan Museum. Accession number 1975 91 Gallery 751. [...]

Dating Furniture By the Woods Used ( For beginners ).

2016-11-09T09:33:49+00:00

It is important to grasp that often it is possible to date items of furniture according to the primary woods used. For example oak pre dates almost everything. Generally walnut follows oak with mahogany imported in quantity in around 1700, continuing right through the 19th and early 20th century. Of course one cannot be dogmatic [...]

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