Throne/Wedding chairs like this were made all over India and the Middle East, most are made of local hardwoods such as mahogany, rosewood and teak. Without actually physically examining them determining the wood type is difficult, but most are...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
This settee is in the Rococo Revival style, which was popular during the third Quarter of the 19th Century, but based on what I can see it's not a period Victorian example, but a later reproduction. During the big run up in values for Original...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
These mahogany chairs are in the Chippedale style, are not the genuine item, but are genuine antiques. Chairs of this type are in what's called the "Colonial Revival" style. Colonial Revival pieces are reproductions of the original American...Continue Reading
Corner chairs of this type tend to be Continental late Victorian examples, based on the Renaissance Revival and Baroque styles. They tend to be a mix of hand and machine carving, most made circa 1880-1914. Most are either walnut or mahogany, two...
"Throne Chairs" like these tend to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century, quite often custom made for use in Fraternal Orders ( Men's Lodges) Board rooms or Churches. Their decoration is often a combination of machine and hand carving...Continue Reading
"Pie crust" tables of this type are often described as far older than they really are, because they were designed to resemble examples made in the mid 1700s and are mistaken for them. They are of a type now called the "Colonial Revival" style....