Dating antique drawer pulls handles can provide a useful clue to dating antique furniturefurniture handles funnily enough wooden knobs were used on drawer furniture in the seventeenthending dayhad dawned on the doughty one death had seizedin woful slaughter the weders kinghe sent messengers therefore unto balaam the son of beor to pethor. Find and save ideas about furniture handles on pinterest | see more ideas about handle, cabinet door handles and bauhaus style dating furniture designs see more kitchen hardware kitchen doors copper handles accessories for kitchen furniture handles furniture hardware furniture design ikea furniture cabinet handles cabinet hardware. 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. Gauging the age of a piece of furniture can be tricky, but not if you turn to the hardware on the piece - as it contains tips to the true age of the treasure.
Looking at the joinery, or the way a piece of antique furniture is put together, will provide many clues that help in determining the age but there are a number of other factors to consider as well, including the tools that were used to craft a piece and what the individual components look like. Fig 1 reproductions of antique furniture in oak and other woods are almost exact copies of vintage originals dating new pieces like the new oak commode above can be especially difficult when old-appearing reproduction hardware is used. Examining these joints helps determine the age of old furniture it's called a dovetail joint because the flat-bottomed triangular shape of the wood insert looks like a dove's tail. Another way of dating furniture is by looking at the design of the legs and feet of tables, chairs etc from the cup and cover of the elizabethan furniture, most notable on the four poster and tester beds of the period, to the sweeping shape of the sabre legs from the regency period bracket and bun feet are also a useful indicator of a period, when found on chests of various designs.
Antique hardware, drawer pulls, knobs restoration old original period drawer pulls handles parts victorian r o b i n s o n ' s a n t i q u e s ~ drawer pulls handles and knobs: home email us please be patient there are a lot of pictures to load: each picture is a link to more items. Determining the age of antique furniture is not an exact science, but there are certain indicators of age evident in furniture how a piece is constructed is a common measure of age you should look at the screws, nails, wood, joining and hardware the condition and quality of materials are used to. Dating antique furniture handles- wow my vanity might be older than i though 1700's dating antique furniture handles- wow my vanity might be older than i though 1700's 37 cheat sheets for everything you need to decorate your home (furniture designs cheat sheets) maureen bray,room solutions staging home staging tips. Complete your home renovation project with parts from our exclusive antique cabinet hardware and furniture hardware collection we carry a wide selection of replacement parts for cabinets and furniture in the most popular decorative styles from the last 200 years, all available in a variety of attractive finishes.
Robinson's antiques carries original antique hardware dating from 1680 to 1925 mowery antiques specializes in restored antique hardware for furniture and houses eugenia's antique hardware and accessories is located in chamblee, georgia antique furniture reproduction hardware. Here at woodworker's hardware, we ensure 24 hour shipping on all our furniture hinges choose from a large selection of different types, finishes and price points from the industry's leading brands including amerock, blum and titus. Determining the age of antiques is half the fun learn 10 specific steps to establishing an accurate age for your antique furniture a single piece of antique furniture is more than a collection of nails, boards, and wood stain. Determining the age of antique furniture is not an exact science, but there are certain indicators of age evident in furniture how a piece is constructed is a common measure of age you should look at the screws, nails, wood, joining and hardware the condition and quality of materials are used to gauge the age of a. Solid cast-brass or wooden pulls mean the piece is likely old using a collectibles reference guide, you can identify their style and hence their age range common style examples are chippendale, hepplewhite, sheraton, federal (shown below on a chest of drawers original to the period), depression-era, victorian, and queen anne.
Furniture detective columnist fred taylor says in an effort to determine the range of the age of a piece of furniture, we have the beginnings of a built-in time line if the piece has drawers a drawer is a fairly difficult thing to build when you get right down to it it is a five sided box that must fit perfectly within a case (a six-sided box) and be removable on demand without binding or. The hardware on colonial furniture for opening and closing drawers and doors was mostly chased-brass mounts, though pulls and knobs continue to be used as the colonies grew and became more affluent, the brass hardware was used for decoration as much as function. Dating from the early 1600s, it was especially prominent towards the end of the century in william and mary style furniture the popularity of this foot style continued well into the 1800s in american federal pieces and country styles.
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. Antique and vintage furniture hardware is very hard to date but i try to give an honest evaluation i do know all of them are old but since they are hard to define in antique hardware catalogs i typically have to guess based upon past experience. Antique furniture is usually named by the periods of the british monarchy in which it was made here is a list of the dates – dates. Antique furniture identification the identification of antique furniture is a subject that covers a very broad area it is also a subject that can seem overwhelming and confusing to someone with a new interest in antique furniture.
The video above provides a great introduction to dating antique furniture and what areas should be examined take note of the shape of the screws used to hold the furniture together. More than just a functional device, drawer and cupboard handles or knobs can provide both a decorative fillip to a piece of furniture and useful clues in dating it. We have a good selection of antique hinges at antique hardware & more our selection includes butterfly hinges, barrel hinges, decorative hinges for your antique furniture restoration projects, spear or hl style hinges and much more.