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Antique Furniture Restoration

Some of Our Favorite Antique Furniture Designers

While the United States boasts far fewer antique pieces than older countries around the world, one can still find a selection of collectible and vintage furniture in homes and shops across the country. Once restored to their former glory, antique pieces give us a unique glimpse into the craftsmen of America’s past. Early American furniture…

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How to Identify Different Types of Wood in Antique Furniture

Artisans, cabinet and furniture-makers choose different types of woods to be used in furniture for their various qualities.  With a myriad of ways to cut and stain wood, it can be difficult to determine the type of wood used in antique furniture and trace it to a specific period.  There are additional variations within each…

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The History & Legacy of Arts and Crafts Style Furniture

Movements in furniture construction and designed evolve through artistic interpretations and reflect the conditions of the periods in which they were conceived. Arts and Crafts style furniture, accordingly, arose in history from the immediately tangible effects of industrialization on construction. The style developed in mid-19th century Britain in answer to what a school of furniture…

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A Guide to Furniture Foot Styles

When trying to identify a piece of antique furniture, you may begin  with the foot. There are over a dozen common furniture foot styles that can help you determine the approximate age and style of a chair, dining table, or chest. When you know the different types of furniture feet and their relation to different…

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The History of Rococo Furniture, and How to Identify It

The Rococo style of furniture and design was born against the formal and austere look of the Baroque era.  After French monarch Louis XIV’s death in 1715, Rococo-style characteristics ushered in optimism with light, feminine touches including shell and floral motifs. The Rococo era was marked by a newfound enjoyment of life, and the furniture…

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