Dating age antique furniture

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Primarily because so many of us naturally do what’s most important when collecting antique furniture… Most antique furniture tends to be bought by ordinary everyday people, rather than dedicated antique furniture collectors.

This means more vintage furniture is acquired for its beauty and function rather than the profit potential of a piece.

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Toney also has been an interior decorator and is the author of a teen novel, "Bird Face." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in art education.

Antique Furniture, is one of the most fascinating sections of antique collecting.

Cut nails leave a more rectangular hole and around or rectangular head.

Black staining appears where an original iron nail was in place for many years, with additional rust staining if it was replaced by a newer nail.

Look for differences in nail styles within a piece of furniture if you suspect two or more pieces from different sources have been joined into a composite piece. Toney, a former newspaper designer, began writing in 1999 for a newsletter devoted to decorating with salvage.

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