Antique Furniture Joints Types. Common style examples are Chippendale Hepplewhite Sheraton Federal shown below on a chest of drawers original to the period Depression-era Victorian and Queen Anne. There are several types of businesses that carry and often specialize in original hardware for antique furniture.
Solid cast-brass or wooden pulls mean the piece is likely old. The first aspect is the joinery. Antique furniture construction up to the early 1700s was mainly built using pegged construction wooden dowels or simple mortise and tenon joints also steel clout nails were seen in.
Although there are exceptions the most commonly used joints in furniture construction are.
If a joint has only a few uneven dove-tails it was likely dove-tailed by hand and is an antique. When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users explore by touch or with swipe gestures. The narrow pieces of wood left between the larger notches are the pins and the wider pieces of wood between.