Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: SAPFM
Response To:
SAPFM ()

Jack Dover

It may be a sloppy definition but the name American Period Furniture often implies furniture made before machines were widely employed in manufacturing furniture, 1850'ish.

That's the way I understand it, btw. In all the literature I read "period furniture" referred to a particular time, often particular timbers and techniques.

17th furniture was mentioned — did you guys ever seen a true piece from that time, not a modern reproduction? It's not something we would call "fine" furniture (and indeed mannerism wasn't known for the refined execution, anyone with a rudimentary toolset was making those), and I'd dare to say that required skills are about the level of a modern day beginner. So maybe we shouldn't bring it up in the context of the skills development.

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081