Determine The Rustic Sideboards And Buffets
Rustic sideboards and buffets – The era of an antique buffet or sideboard determined by style. Each era left its mark through the designs at the time considered fashionable. An owner of an antique must verify that the buffet or sideboard is, indeed, an antique.
Look for any characteristics of rustic sideboards and buffets. According to The Furniture, a buffet is the bottom of a closet or a low cupboard used for serving food. A sideboard is a cupboard used to display plates. Look at the back of the buffet / sideboard or below it. Often, company names and dates engraved, burned, etched or inked on a back or subsections. Company names, cities or dates can help you to establish the date of your furniture.
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Examine the construction of rustic sideboards and buffets. Pay attention to the way the tree is connected. According to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the screws are not commonly used in furniture until the late 1700s. Before the nails or tongue and groove construction was used. Tongue-and-groove was a method for the joining of that required no fastener. A piece of wood have a projection, called a tongue, while the other piece of wood have a slot for the tongue to slide into, referred to as a groove. The absence of screws and nails usually dating your buffet or sideboard to before 1600.