Question: How can I identify a piece of furniture?

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.

Is there an app to identify furniture styles?

Say youre flicking through a lifestyle magazine, or looking at a photo of someones living room, and you spot a lamp or a chair that would go great in your own home.

How do I find the model of my sofa?

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Is there an app for identifying antiques?

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How can you tell what year a piece of furniture was made?

Make sure to search for labels, stamps, or manufacturing tags that can tell when and where a piece was made. Furniture companies and makers often listed their names, locations, and year of production This information can be found on the inside of drawers, the backs of bureaus, and on the lower edges of pieces.

How can you tell if a couch is antique?

Start by examining the frame or structure of the sofa from the underside as much as possible. A vintage sofa or antique couch should have a well-constructed wooden frame, typically with dovetailed joints. Modern joints including glue or Phillips head screws clearly identifies a sofa as a reproduction.

Where is the cleaning code on furniture?

Cleaning codes on your favorite couch or chair are typically found under the seat cushions (assuming they are detachable) on the platform (the part the cushions sit on). If you do not find the cleaning code on the platform, check all tags that might be attached to the piece.

Whats the difference between antique and vintage?

In short, an antique is 100 yearsor older, while vintage is younger,though typically still prior to 1999. Its a relatively simple distinction,but not necessarily as importantas you think it might be. The age of a piece doesntdirectly correlate to value.

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