Dating english oak chests

05-Jul-2019 12:35

If rough surfaces, plane scrapes, and tool marks are evident inside the piece of furniture, or on the back or bottom surfaces, you're probably looking at a pre-1860 model.This is one of the easiest ways to provide a fairly accurate date stamp to any antique.

Feet and chair spindles were also carved individually, so there is no way each one could possibly look identical.Wood panelling or wainscoting, almost always made from oak, became popular in Northern Europe from the 14th century, after European carpenters rediscovered the techniques to create frame and panel joinery.