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Re: Antique Armoire

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool247-161.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 8/28/5 14:48

In Response To: Antique Armoire (Dick Markel)

Plywood has been around for quite some time, veneer was first used by the Egyptians, and is no indication of inferior construction. Many of the best furniture items are veneered in order to create a more beautiful and more structurally sound assembly, since some slices of burled wood could never make lumber of any kind, etc. As for securing the parts together, that may be a bad idea, from a value concept alone. However, the idea was one of practicality, since narrow doors and tight right angled stair designs were often a concern in Europe. You and others may find the size and weight a problem later on in moving as well. Leave all the original parts alone if at all possible, since the piece is not signed, an expert from France may need to determine the significance of the piece, as well the value. One would not like to be the embarrassed subject on an Antiques Road Show in some future program or the like. Many craftsmen had trainees do the interior work as the exterior was what counted the most to some people, even today, that's where we see all the particle board. As for the pictures, sure, I can take a look.

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