Posts tagged “Maple”

OCT
28
2015

Poor Man's Oak Furniture

By mwilcox

Fake Oak

Washstands like this one were sometimes called "Poor Man's Oak", because the Oak wood grain is a faux finish, stencilled on cheaper light colored hardwood such as maple, basswood or birch. If in good condition, the oak graining on them can be...

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AUG
31
2015

1930's Vanity

By mwilcox

Deco

Vanities like this tend to be a mix of styles, which makes them appear to be much older than they really are. Examples like this one tend to be European Imports and date from the 1930's. Most are a mix of the Art Deco style, then at the peak of...

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JUL
01
2015

Eastlake Desk

By mwilcox

Eastdesk

This desk appears to date 1875-85 and is loosely based on the Eastlake Style, first popularized by Charles Eastlake in his book "Hints on Household Taste" in 1868. Desks like this were made right up to the 1890's, but in oak, birch or maple the...

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JUN
17
2015

Queen Anne Revival Chairs

By mwilcox

Queenannechairs

Based on the images this set of 8 chairs are loosely based on Queen Anne furniture made in the North America during the 18th Century, generally referred to as "Queen Anne Revival". Pieces like this tend to date when the demand for furniture of...

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