Dating antique furniture hardware
The build up of wax or the overflow of brass cleaner will be evident.
Always check the size and weight of any piece of antique furniture that interests you.
Handles provide an important decorative focus in any piece of furniture.
The right period handle enhances both its looks and its value.
If it has only a few dovetail joints, with pins narrower than the dovetails, then the joint was made by hand.
When you want to refinish old wooden furniture, the best place to look is the family storeroom: Check the attic, basement, garage, or wherever unwanted furniture has collected.