I have been collecting and using antique tools for about 10 years.
I have a special interest in 19th century hand saws, especially those produced by the Harvey W. I'm also interested in researching the history of vintage hand tools.
Country furniture does have its styles based predominately on religion and region.
The catholic French and the Irish built cupboards with bold moldings, cut out feet, raised panels and they painted their cupboards in bright colors.
The puritan New England cabinetmakers built simple unadorned cupboards painted in drab colors.
The Shakers are well known for their simple but elegant furniture.
A collaborative work of Jay Sutherland and Lars Larson, these pages contain information on various types and models of router planes.
Includes detailed type studies of the Stanley #71 and #71 1/2 planes.
System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part1 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2002Have you ever tried to pinpoint the construction date of a country cupboard?
The stylistic techniques used to date formal furniture such as Chippendale and Hepplewhite simply does not work for American country and primitive furniture.
Furniture built in the Midwest and the South is different from New England made pieces.
The problem with using style to establish the construction date of country and primitive furniture is that regional styles remained unchanged for most of the 19th century.
Unable to use style, dealers and collectors have turned to the telltale signs left on the furniture itself by tools and by construction methods.