A history of oak furniture
|Category:||Furniture & Furnishings|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1920|
|Number of pages:||148|
THE elder Mr. Weller once observed that more widows were married than single women, and approximating with this cryptic utterance is the remark which I recently heard, " There's more old furniture existing nowadays than was ever made years ago." When properly unravelled, the latter assertion may be accepted as a truism. Other equally certain but less known facts also exist. Since the increase of publication of well-illustrated books depicting specimens of ancient furniture of unusual interest as regards form or structure, the reduplication of such types with a simulated appearance of age has become an active industry. It is seldom, however, that the copymg of such pieces from a pictorial illustration is anything of a real success, and if once placed beside the genuine article the difference in contour and quality would be both obvious and surprising.