How to Date Furniture?

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Ways of dating furniture include looking at the design of the legs and feet, types of handle designs, shape and the design of chair bracket. 18thC chairs were much wider than modern reproductions. Swan-neck designs became common after 1740.
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I have no idea what you are talking about. You cannot date your furniture. You can sit and watch tv on your furniture and go to sleep on it.
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1. Ask grandparents or older family members about the furniture piece. Listen to the stories of where the piece came from. Corroborate stories with other older family members. Trace
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There is great stuff to be found in thrift stores and on craigslist - have found many items myself on both. And that is where the thrill of the hunt is.... That said, I wouldn't
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Without a paper trail or oral history of the piece since its origin - its provenance - the experts are left to guess at the age. Factors include: Style of the piece. Quality of the
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