Asked by: Reshma Sanatasked in category: General Last Updated: 6th May, 2020
How old is Victorian furniture?
Besides, how do I find out what year my furniture was made?
Look carefully at the bottom, sides, and back of the drawer; if the wood shows nicks or cuts, it was probably cut with a plane, a spokeshave, or a drawknife. Straight saw marks also indicate an old piece. If the wood shows circular or arc-shaped marks, it was cut by a circular saw, not in use until about 1860.
Also, how do I know if my antique furniture is valuable? Five Ways to Tell If Furniture Is Actually Antique
- Look for dovetailing. Dovetailing is a sign of quality craftsmanship in woodworking, used to hold together different parts of the same piece of furniture.
- Multiple types of wood is a good thing.
- Beware of furniture that's made to look old.
- Do a thorough search for labels or stamps.
- Shut out symmetry.
Also, when was Victorian furniture popular?
Victorian Furniture History (Mahogany, Burr Walnut, Rosewood, Ebony 1830-1901) Victorian furniture is popular today, probably due to it's accessibility more than the aesthetics.
Are antiques out of style?
Many antiques (especially French antiques) are classics that will always be in style, even if they aren't the latest thing. So don't go ditching your antiques! Keep them and enjoy them. Antiques seem to fall in and out of fashion over time.