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Elderly woman destroys 19th-century fresco with DIY restoration
The stylistic techniques used to date formal furniture such as Chippendale and Hepplewhite simply does not work for American country and primitive furniture. 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.
The puritan New England cabinetmakers built simple unadorned cupboards painted in drab colors. The Shakers are well known for their simple but elegant furniture. Furniture built in the Midwest and the South is different from New England made pieces.
Planes, Scrapers & Spokeshaves Notes: All items listed are complete with original, vintage parts without defects. Knobs and handles where applicable, are free of cracks, chips and/or repairs. Knobs and handles where applicable, are free of cracks, chips and/or repairs.
Bass 6 , to Typical wear on a ‘s Fender maple fingerboard. Fingerboard Material Maple fingerboard, s: This was the standard neck on all models until when the Jazzmaster was introduced with a rosewood fingerboard; the rest of the Fender models changed to rosewood fingerboards in mid Rosewood fingerboard, “Slab” Brazilian , to That is, the bottom of the fingerboard was flat and the board was fairly thick.
A picture of a slab board neck as seen from the “butt” of the neck can be seen in this picture.
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I SO wish you could all feel this velvet!!! It feels more like Chinchilla than velvet! I would probably wear with a rhinestone buckle belt Very good condition, but not perfect. You will need just a bit of sewing under the Chantilly lace see photos
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Dating Antique Bottles Many people are intrigued to know how old their bottle is. There are three keys to help with dating most bottles: Or the bottle may have a nice even shape, but was spun in the mold to smooth out the seams; a practice common around Can usually tell that lip is crude and was applied by hand. Bottom half from base to shoulder has no seams, then there is a seam near the shoulder that runs completely around the circumference of the bottle.
From this shoulder seam are two side seams that run up the neck and end below the top of the lip. The first ABM bottles started appearing in , and by most bottles were being made by this method. Base type for examples, click here: Top type for examples, see click here: If your bottle is embossed “Federal Law Prohibits If your bottle is American and has a patent number, check out this Table of U.
Dating Antique Bottles
Toy History Links This page has snippets from the history of toys and games as we know them today. We hope that you enjoy it and it is useful. Please tell us what you think: So, please come back again if you do not find what you are looking for today. Alternatively, sign up for our newsletter by contacting us with your request and we will try our best to help. The meaning of toys as we know it today being exclusively playthings for children was not commonly used until the nineteenth century.
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These specific examples were unearthed at excavations of a Roman settlement near Galilee. Ex-Italian collection, acquired in the ‘s. Ancient Roman iron “Crucifixion spike” dating from the 1st-2nd century AD. A nice and very long example, well preserved! A nice and large piece, well preserved for iron! Slightly rounded head, bend in shaft from use! Slight bend in shaft, likely due to use in antiquity. From an old European collection. Great state of preservation.
Squared head, sharpened point.
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Amanda is a keen Artist and Art Historian with a particular interest in 19th-century art, especially the work of the Pre-Raphaelites. How to Find Out About Your Old Painting If you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that you may have an old painting at home which is a treasured possession that you’ve owned for years.
Alternatively you might be curious about something you have either inherited, or found in a thrift store, charity shop, car boot sale or junk shop. Maybe you have a work of art lying unwanted in the attic or garage, or stashed behind a wardrobe. Whatever the circumstance, the point is that you need to know more about your old picture or painting. This article will attempt to give you some practical advice on researching and marketing an old work of art.
From to cabinetmakers used headless “machine-cut nails, that are tapered and rectilinear in shape. Modern “brad” and “penny” nails were introduced around Screws were occasionally used in furniture pre-dating the beginning of the machine era (Circa ).
Dovetails – A Clue for Dating Antiques by Ken Melchert Dovetail joints often hold two boards together in a box or drawer, almost like interlocking the fingertips of your hands. As the dovetail joint evolved through the last one hundred thirty years, it becomes a clue for the age and authenticity of antique furniture. The type of dovetailed joint, especially in drawers, reveals much about furniture construction and dating. With just a little study of these examples, it is easy to spot true hand made construction vs.
The earliest examples are from furniture placed with mummies in Egypt thousands of years ago, and also in the burials of ancient Chinese emperors. For thousands of years, a dovetail joint was created by a skilled cabinetmaker using small, precision saws and wood chisels. Tiny angled saw cuts were followed by careful cutting by a sharpened chisel on both sides to avoid splintering. When the joint is expertly executed, it is a thing of beauty, and a secure joining of two boards that can last for centuries.
A little glue cements the connection, and a good dovetail joint has great strength and durability. This secretary desk from about was built by a good country carpenter, notice the dovetails on the side of the drawer, and holding the top and side planks together as well. Hand cut dovetails were used to hold the sides of drawers together, but also to join the structural members of case furniture.
Hand made screws and nails were relatively expensive and could rust and expand, sometimes cracking the wood they secured.
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Click here for audio of Episode Today, we nail down dates. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. A group of local hobbyists runs a large model rail system. Their models are much larger than the model trains we usually see. Some actually carry people.
Nails are a fantastic way to determine the age of a site you plan to metal detect. This guide can give you some ideas of your site’s history.
Originally Posted by 63bkpkr clovis97, I understand and appreciate your description of the 70 year old clear pine tool box you made using square nails for strength, little to no splitting and the final appearance enhancement of the box! I also pull more from between the lines of your description and I understand that as well. I really enjoyed building that box. I still, after 10 years, haven’t stained, varnished or finished the surface in any way. That clear pine is just too beautiful to cover!
I should probably consider putting a few light coats of boiled linseed oil and turpentine mix to help protect it, but I never take it outside, and it sits in a nice, dry area. It was random width sheathing hidden under two layers of siding. The widths of the material ran 16 inches to 20 inches with lengths up to 20 feet long, and was as clear as any material you have ever seen.
The trees that the lumber was cut from must have been magnificent and majestic, and I’ve often wished, while looking at that tool box, that I could have seen them standing in the forest.
Years on date nails.
Lawrence Sailing Skiff with mast and boom. Some interesting features make this gorgeous boat stand out such from other skiffs such as a retractable center board and bronze mast clamp. The mast clamp makes setting the mast a simple tilt up rather than lifting which is unfriendly to the back and risks capsizing.
This skiff was restored by Milt Carnegie of the Islands in the late 70’s who was considered to be one of the best skiff restorers in the area.
Determining the date of old furniture pieces can be tricky. Learn how to look at construction and components that provide useful dating clues.
History does not record who it was, but the incredible results of that inspirational moment are all around us – in the houses we live in, the bridges we cross, the furniture we sit on. Nails have been around for a long time. As soon as man discovered that heating iron ore could form metal, the ideas for shaping it quickly followed. Any sizeable Roman fortress would have its ‘fabrica’ or workshop where the blacksmiths would fashion the metal items needed by the army. They left behind 7 tons of nails at the fortress of Inchtuthil in Perthshire.
For nail making, iron ore was heated with carbon to form a dense spongy mass of metal which was then fashioned into the shape of square rods and left to cool.
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Best – This and the one to the right are rare overlapping corner construction, mahogany veneer pieces, with blocks in the corners, that date to It is 6 1/2 x 8 1/2″ outside and 4 7/8 x 6 3/4″ image size. Good to Better – A nice, early (ca) blocks at corners example. Reproductions are being made in .
I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces! OK, perhaps I exaggerate I still have a life If I had a collection, it would be of 20s headpieces. And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my “children”, so hard to sell those. Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to find these. Always made from a base metal, some are silvertone, some in goldtone metal.
The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut high centers and they are still bright white and shiny. This one is a full “tiara” and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head. I would be happy to keep this one in my collection if you don’t want it!!!!
Early English Antique Furniture Pegged Construction
Don’t worry — your e-mail address is totally secure. I promise to use it only to send you Clock Collecting Tips. There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. Over many years, I have learned a lot. I have concentrated on the American clock companies for my collection, so there is much for me to learn about clocks from outside the US. The question I get most from the comment form on this web site is:
Nails, modern or antique, are able to be used as fasteners because of the cellular structure of wood on the microscopic level. As a nail is driven into wood, the tip of the nail pushes apart or crushes wood cells in its path (Fig. 3-A).
Yes, there are photos of Barbra Streisand wearing this nightdress from the movie, but this scene along with many others were cut from the final released film, but there is even a blog dedicated to ALL the cut scenes from this movie. It’s a shame, but nice to know someone kept records, and perhaps the original clip will be available at some point! According to the blog, this was for Scene Here’s the link to the blog: Creamy white silk satin and chiffon gown with illusion neckline to round neck.
LOVE the long ruched sleeves with chiffon trim and bow at mid empire bodice. As you can see in the photos of Barbra, she wore with huge oversized night cap I think you might look better with a simple veil or sprigs in your hair. Label inside gown reads “Paramount” and in hand written notation, “Barbra Streisand”. The only issue for wearing as a wedding gown are the extremely minor underarm discolorations I know how picky brides can be , the minor spots if you are super picky and you are getting married under bright lighting Just imagine what this would cost if you were to commission someone like 3-time Oscar Winner Cecil Beaton the man who also designed Audrey Hepburn’s gowns in My Fair Lady to make you a regency wedding gown!?