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When Buying Antique Furniture

During the early years of the American colonies, the first furniture pieces were hand-made out of necessity. Many settlers headed to the New World with only a few possessions. They built shacks out of rough materials and made their own furniture. Eventually, the furniture evolved to suit the needs of the average person. Early American antique furniture is sought after today by collectors and antique dealers. It is made from good quality woods such as oak, maple, cherry, and walnut. It is highly durable and easy to work with. The wood is dark and smooth.
Early American furniture features a variety of carvings. These carvings include floral and crescent shapes. Chip-carved scrolls and leaves were common. Woodturnings were also used.Furniture made during the Georgian period was typically upholstered with leather or silk. It was made of various hardwoods and softwoods. The joints were fastened with wooden pegs.Furniture made during the Colonial period was typically large and resembled British styling. It was made of oak and white oak. It was often painted black.

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The furniture of the Jacobean period was also ornate. It was characterized by straight lines, straight backs, and rectangular seats. It was also made of oak and often upholstered with silk.

The furniture of the Victorian period was heavily proportioned and influenced by the Renaissance and Oriental styles. It was made of dark woods and ornate claw feet.

Victorian era

During the Victorian era, England had a wealth of middle class citizens who were able to afford to decorate their homes with fine furniture. This was a golden opportunity for Victorians to demonstrate their wealth to their friends.

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Furniture made

Furniture made during the Georgian period was also simple. It was made of oak, softwoods, and various hardwoods. It also featured straight lines and ornamental carvings.

Ornately Carved

Many pieces were ornately carved and often featured layers of richly textured material. Intricate carved bases are a common feature on Victorian tables.

Victorian Chest

A Victorian Chest of Drawers would usually be made of Mahogany or Pine and had turned knob drawer pulls. Chests of drawers were also often fitted with a rosette-shaped glass knob.

Victorian Table

A Victorian table would usually have a base carved with a contrasting material, such as an inlaid shell. A Victorian dining room was an excellent way to demonstrate a family’s wealth. A Victorian chair would typically be made of solid wood with a curved front and back and legs that are straight or curved. The most obvious example of a Victorian chair is one with a balloon shaped back and a seat that is shaped like a horseshoe.

The most logical question is, “What were these pieces used for?” To answer this, we need to take a look at Victorian dining room designs. These were the most important parts of the home as Victorians loved to entertain and were able to spend money on furniture.

Logical Question

Great Sense

Victorian furniture was often crafted from Mahogany, Walnut, or Oak. The Victorians had a great sense of decorum. They insisted that all items were perfectly matched and the tiny details were well thought out. This included decorative piping and tassels.