Dating antique secretary
This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Desks 1940s Vintage Georgian Secretary Desk & Bookcase with Claw Feet & Hidden Drawers. If anyone can give us more info on this wonderful antique please do so. Not sure if this means anything, cannot find any other markings.The item “ANTIQUE WRITING DESK SECRETARY DROP SLANT FRONT” is in sale since Monday, November 20, 2017.A beautiful brass clad writing desk with white laminate top and brass pulls and casters.
Lower desk includes three spacious drawers with lovely hardware and nicely carved claw style feet.
In the 1890's, American furniture began to be mass produced, with interchangeable parts and speedy production for the growing and affluent middle class.
The slow and laborious crafting and carving, one piece at a time, by a master woodworker was not suited to the new mass market.
With just a little study of these examples, it is easy to spot true hand made construction vs. The name “dovetail” comes from the appearance of the joint, resembling the triangle shape of a bird's tail.
The earliest examples are from furniture placed with mummies in Egypt thousands of years ago, and also in the burials of ancient Chinese emperors.
This item is in the category “Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries00-1899″.