Artisans of the Valley
Antiques – a Definition
Formal Antique Furniture 1840 - Prior:
Wrought Iron & Cast Brass Hardware
Stains oil stain or no stain
Hand rubbed finish of shellac or occasionally natural
Milk paints or natural dye pigmented stains.
Limited use of glue, Hyde glue only.
Paneled construction, ship lathing, tung and grove.
Solid wood backing and hidden components.