Dating drawer pulls
I pulled the top drawer open about 3″, looked at the side of the drawer and felt the exposed bottom. That’s my wife’s private drawer.” Followed immediately by my wife’s reassuring, “Don’t worry.
He doesn’t even see what’s inside the drawer.” And that was true.
Looking at the joinery, or the way a piece of antique furniture is put together, will provide many clues that help in determining the age.
But there are a number of other factors to consider as well, including the tools that were used to craft a piece and what the individual components look like.
Smaller “matching” elements, such as wooden drawer knobs, chair spindles, or feet on a variety of objects, may have slight differences in the shape if they were hand crafted prior to 1860 or so.
By Bob Flexner Pages 54-56 A while back, my wife and I were visiting friends who wanted to show us their collection of antique furniture.
At one point we went into their bedroom and I headed directly for a very old-looking chest-of-drawers.
Both might be appropriate and attractive, both will work fine but one signals "Country" and the other "Formal".
If you do not like what you have chosen you can always change it later.