Look for authentically worn or distressed stamps or manufacturer burn marks.These are an often overlooked method of determining the age of an antique the builder is telling you when it was constructed!
Determining the age of antique furniture is the first step in establishing a proper valuation, as well as verifying that the piece is indeed an authentic furnishing from the era in question.
A single piece of antique furniture is more than a collection of nails, boards, and wood stain.
Antique furnishings can tell a story one that may only exist in the imagination of the lucky person acquiring the piece.
You’ll want to take a look at the address listed on the production tag.
Many fakes list a full address for the builder, including 5-digit zip codes.