I went over to the crosstown auction house this afternoon for a preview of their Friday night auction. Again, nothing great but some interesting things. And a few lessons to be learned.
First thing is in determining the age of an armoire or press. Look at the wood, consider the veneering and embellishments, see if the style matches the materials.
Finally, look at the back and see if the cutout is for a flat screen or the old style picture tube TV.
Next is this dresser with some differently sized drawers.
Center drawer is smaller and flat fronted.
And looking at the drawer dovetails, you can see that the drawers were made by different craftspersons.
And today’s lessons ends with this server. I thought it might be old, but alas, it’s not.
Once again, the drawer tells much. They are not dovetailed. In fact, the are made using a joint with which I was previously unfamiliar.
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