System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part1 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002 Have you ever tried to pinpoint the construction date of a country cupboard?The stylistic techniques used to date formal furniture such as Chippendale and Hepplewhite simply does not work for American country and primitive furniture.The puritan New England cabinetmakers built simple unadorned cupboards painted in drab colors.The Shakers are well known for their simple but elegant furniture.It has swing-out legs from underneath the table top and it is about 3 ft. It has a metal claw on eachy foot, but no ball, just cut at end of table (foot) so the metal claw is just aniled on with small nails on each side. Well I would think though I'm not sure, that nutmeg-### would mean the color of the stain they used. Since ethan alan is a pretty big name in furniture, perhaps they have a few different manufacuring plants. most likely a mahogany stain on birch, beech, or other light wood.It is solid wood and I got it from an estate sale of a woman I knew when I was young girl. Hope that helps, keep in mind that these are only educated guesses. It is possible that there is some mahogany veneer on the fall front or drawer front.Visitors can ask antique and collectible questions, respond to other readers' questions or simply join in the discussion.You can learn estimated values as well as information or history about your collectible.
Well, that is exactly what many old home magazines have been doing in the recent years.Country furniture does have its styles based predominately on religion and region.The catholic French and the Irish built cupboards with bold moldings, cut out feet, raised panels and they painted their cupboards in bright colors.There are several popular options, most of which are available at your local bookstore or from an online book retailer.You can also find information about the value of your antique furniture by looking it up online.
Educate yourself about the historical periods of furniture-making using a history book with plenty of pictures.