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Early oak dresser base martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom A fantastic quality early 18th Century oak dresser with rare cabriole legs, three oak lined drawers with original handles, lovely patina. For more details contact: Carved fret cornice above cutout designs on the Italian dresser finely inlaid in rosewood and palisander with carved, painted and gilded wooden frames. Furniture with three drawers, of large capacity and service complete This is a very useful and decorative dresser having three drawers plus 3 dummy drawers and two cupboards. It is all in good condition

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Antique Oak Furniture Antique oak furniture can be wonderful to collect for those individuals who may be interested in antique pieces. There is a great deal of quality and beauty in many of these old items that are available for purchase. The style is something that is very difficult to match today in browsing through stores and online. Choosing antique oak furniture is also a great way to add history or a story to any room or home. Many pieces that date back a hundred years or longer can be found and purchased for the right price.

Author Ken Melchert has taught Art History for many years.

In as much as he applied popular Rocco, Chinoiserie and Gothic design motifs to already fashionable shapes for both grand and simple household furniture. Few designs were copied exactly. Chair makers at all levels – London, provincial and country adapted and modified their designs to suit their own skills, and their customers tastes and pockets. Country versions are instantly identifiable when made in woods other than Mahogany.

Often less well proportioned, much simpler in design with splats with little or no carving. The methods employed by London makers of the mid thC. More reproductions have been made of mid thC chairs than any other period. Victorian reproductions were either rather clumsy or with over done ornate carving with thin cabriole legs ending in heavy ball and claw feet. Generally not so refined as the classical 18thC originals. Bracket and Bun feet are also a useful indicator of a period, when found on Chests of various designs.

All types of handle designs were used to decorate further, pieces of furniture such as drawers, doors etc. Usually in brass attached with bolts and circular nuts fitted with a special tool until about ; after that they became square.

Antique Tiger Oak Vanity Dresser W/ Mirror

A Large 18th Century Hatchment — Oil on Canvas Wysdom Hall The medieval market town of Burford is well known for its picturesque High Street, made up of a variety of fifteenth and sixteenth century stone and timber framed properties. Burford as a village has a small mention in the domesday book of , but by the end of the eleventh century a charter was granted allowing property to be leased and a market held.

By the fourteenth century, mercers and craftsmen had come to the town, which was well on its way to becoming one of the most famous wool towns of the Cotswolds. A packhorse bridge, built over the river Windrush, added to Burford’s importance, being part of the major south to north routes from Salisbury to Chipping Campden and Bristol to Banbury.

The east to west routes of London to Gloucester and Worcester were equally well served. This communication crossroads helped build Burford’s corn and wool trade, which by the beginning of the fifteenth century had made Burford one of the four most prosperous towns in England.

After , a rotary process was developed to allow for more thinly sliced veneer to be produced.

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Dovetails – A Clue for Dating Antiques by Ken Melchert Dovetail joints often hold two boards together in a box or drawer, almost like interlocking the fingertips of your hands. 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.

With just a little study of these examples, it is easy to spot true hand made construction vs. The earliest examples are from furniture placed with mummies in Egypt thousands of years ago, and also in the burials of ancient Chinese emperors. For thousands of years, a dovetail joint was created by a skilled cabinetmaker using small, precision saws and wood chisels.

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The loss of color most commonly due to exposure to sunlight UV. Fake A fake is a copy of a legitimate item that is made to deceive the buyer. Many times the fake will show original marks, making it more difficult to authenticate a piece. Fakes are a huge problem with online auctions, know your seller and know your stuff before spending big bucks.

The hallmarks are very clear, and include gothic script FC makers mark and the Queens head Silver Jubilee mark for

Aesthetic Movement Bedroom Suite C. Incredible five-piece monster-sized Aesthetic Movement bedroom suite circa This set is the best of the best! The quality and mass is second to none! All of the original solid brass pulls are dated March 6, It has the best aesthetic incised carving that I have ever seen. Nice turnings with other great carvings and fancy capitals on top of columns. Some of the best burl walnut designs. The center dresser drawer and two fancy cylinder roll jewelry boes on top of the dresser are lined with purple velvet.

Massive is the word for this beautiful set. The dresser mirror weighs at least lbs. The crest on the bed and dresser are over 12″ thick from front to back. Constructed of solid black walnut with the best burl walnut I have ever seen.

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Lime-Wash Furniture Technique Wash basin cabinets, often simply called washstands, were standard bedroom furniture in the days before indoor plumbing. Centers for daily ablutions, they held ceramic wash basins and their accompanying water pitchers. Every house had at least one, so antique washstands abound and you can find them at antique stores, flea markets and yard sales. Separating the genuine antique from a newer copy is usually a straightforward task. Sometimes, though, you’ll need to use a bit more discernment.

Abundant Supplies Late 19th- and early 20th-century cabinets were wide enough to accommodate the bowl and pitcher, as well as miscellaneous toiletries.

To determine if a wood worm hole in antique furniture is genuine, insert a sewing needle into the hole, if it goes in straight it is a “fake hole” made by a drill.

A buyer’s guide to antique oak dressers. Oak dressers are perfect in a traditional kitchen displayed with the family china but a dresser is also equally at home in a smart London townhouse with a piece of modern art displayed above it. Oak dressers offer a large amount of storage but will fit into most spaces because they are shallow from front to back. When considering which antique oak dresser to purchase they can initially be split into two categories: The former are ideal for a traditional kitchen where there rack allows you to an eclectic mix of old china and other pieces of interest.

Usually the china would be displayed leaning backwards but with Scottish dressers there are bars across the rack so that the china can lean forwards reflecting fire light into a gloomy interior. An oak dresser base lends itself to more situations; it can be used in a traditional setting but its versatiliy lends itself to a hallway, ideal for storing keys, gloves and other impedimenta or as a handsome cabinet in a dining room or drawing room.

Oak due to its more rustic nature can make an interior feel less formal and stuffy than mahogany or rosewood furniture.


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