Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Dating Tip for Old Case Furniture | Tips on Care and Repairs |

If you have an old, perhaps 18th-century, piece of case furniture, try this dating tip. Pull the drawers out and put them back upside down. The drawers should move back and forth as easily as they did in the right-side-up position. Old-time cabinetmakers made both a drawer and its opening exactly square. Drawers with later repairs may not be as exact.

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