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How to Identify Antique Wooden Furniture

©2006 Publications International Chair and table legs exhibit many of the features that distinguish furniture styles; the leg is usually a good indicator of type. Early Georgian furniture is based on Queen Anne; later styles show classic influence.


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An excellent Queen Anne period walnut veneered bureau. A transitional piece made in two parts, retaining its original locks and penny ring handles, and raised on bun feet. Circa 1705. Bureaus saw a decline in fashion during the eighties and nineties, their angled fall unable to enclose large computers. With the advent of portable laptops and ipads, these pieces of furniture remain excellent value for money and extremely useful and compact objects.


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N°16, Queen Anne’s Gate, London; in 2012 received the Georgian House Award in the category ‘Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting’. The Piano Nobile's front houses a study/dining room with Chinese wallpaper, a large bookcase along one wall, a small desk and a large dining table.


Serene Writing Desk & Chair, Louis IV-style writing desk and Queen Anne-style desk chair turn keeping up with correspondence, household books, and the like into a pleasurable affair.Handcrafted of hardwood solids and veneers.Physically distressed, hand-antiqued finish.Desk has center drawer front that drops down for keyboard use and two utility drawers—one with removable writing insert, one with pencil tray; both with felt-lined bottoms and removable dividers.