Dating victirian hardware
We have been bending and fitting antique replica convex glass (also known as bubble glass or domed glass) since the early 1970’s, and we currently stock most antique sizes and shapes along with their modern equivalents.
You can order a replacement piece of convex glass to fit an existing antique frames, or you can order a frame and convex glass combination.
Due to the nature of Baldwin living finish products, they will wear over time and may already have begun the process before reaching your home.
Additionally being sold with this business is an online 5-star catalog of 1500 items.
Some of the most alluring will describe a piece of furniture as having “original finish” or “original brasses.” That’s a real selling point when looking at a chest of drawers that might be 200 years old and think that those brass pulls have been there undisturbed for that whole time. It could be a pretty nice Colonial Revival chest or desk or dresser, in excellent condition, that catches your fancy. Early 18th century hardware was cast from molten brass using molds made of sand.
Today the discussion is just on determining the originality of hardware.
That said, the words pitcher and jug are often used interchangeably, with pitcher being more common in the United States and jug favored in the U. Sterling silver pitchers in Colonial America, such...
To determine age, consider the form and function, tool marks, construction techniques, and materials used in the furniture. Pit saws, used from roughly the 1600s to 1750, left irregular, slanted, deep rough marks.