Omido teaches you how to identify western antique furniture

As more and more people began to pursue Western antique furniture, many of them did not carefully understand the Western antique furniture, and mistakenly collected foreign second-hand furniture as antiques. In foreign countries, there are more than 50 years of antique history. There are specialized accreditation agencies abroad, and it is not difficult for them to know what year of antiques they have. There are also many vintage furniture that do not have exact years. But as long as you understand, you can also know which time period it belongs to. Today, Omido Furniture teaches you how to identify western antique furniture and avoid the loss of buying the wrong furniture.


First, through the combination can determine whether the furniture is antique furniture, because in 1860 there was only machined furniture. If your home has a drawer, you can remove the drawer, and then carefully observe where the front and rear ends of the drawer are fixed on the side of the drawer. If the joints are manually combined with a dovetail, then there are only a few dovetails, and the dovetails are not evenly distributed; if the home has a dense and well-crafted dovetail, it can be judged The furniture is made by machining. Hand-made dovetails can, to a large extent, indicate that furniture was made before 1860. You can also look closely at the underside, sides, and back of the drawer. If the wood has nicks or cuts, this means that the piece of furniture may have been cut with a planer, planer, or spatula. Neat saw marks can also indicate whether it is antique furniture; if the wood has round or curved saw marks, it may be sawed with a circular saw, and people began to use circular saws around 1860.

Second, another feature of machined furniture is its precise symmetry. The crosspieces, slats, spindles, rockers and other parts with smaller diameters above the handmade furniture are not regular.

Third, according to the polishing material on the wood can also determine the age of furniture. Prior to the Victorian period, shellac was the only transparent furniture surface finish. Natural paints and varnishes did not appear until the middle of the 19th century. Furniture made before 1860 is usually made of lacquer as a polishing material; if the furniture is very old, then the polishing material on the furniture may be oil, wax or latex paint. The finely crafted antique furniture usually uses French paint, which is a variant of shellac. Natural paints and varnishes are the definitive signs of late furniture.

Fourth, wood itself can also be used to determine if furniture is antique furniture. Most of the early (1700) furniture used oak, but after 1700, mahogany and walnut were widely used to make furniture. Americans usually use pine wood to make furniture because pines are common and easy to process. Some of the better furniture may also be made using maple, oak, walnut, cherry or mahogany. Since furniture tends to be more biased towards using the same kind of wood, workmanship and polishing materials may be more illustrative of furniture times.


Finally, one thing to note is that Western antique furniture does not have to blindly ask for the elderly, because it is difficult to find furniture before the 18th century, and there is no practical significance to the collection. European antique furniture, the most prosperous in the early 19th century to the end of this period of furniture to do the best and most beautiful, the largest number in the market. Going back further, almost all of the furniture is made of oak wood. The techniques of sticking these skins are not there yet. The furniture is rough. To appreciate the furniture of that period, we must understand it. Just like some of our ceramics and unearthed artifacts in China, it is a very valuable thing.

The above is how to identify the entire contents of western antique furniture , and only know enough to be able to collect the furniture that they are satisfied with. If you want to learn more about furniture, you can pay attention to GO Home Information Channel.

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