Furniture differs from other types of antique in that you probably don't want to collect it by the type of object - nobody wants a room full of only chests or tables - but you may have an affinity for a particular wood or style of decoration.
Whatever your preference, you need to familiarise yourself with the styles, methods of construction and types of material used.
Hello Matt, Just a short note to say thank you for the very speedy delivery of my Rabone Chesterman tape measure. You offer a brilliant service; I know I don't order much but your website and delivery is brilliant.At first furniture was made from solid wood, but as cabinet-making improved, the technique of decorating furniture by applying veneers (thin sheets of wood) developed.This was an economical way of using expensive woods, and allowed the maker to create decorative effects from the different grains and patterns (called figuring) of the wood. To view examples of the types of antiques and collectibles we have previously sold and are always interested in helping you sell please visit our Past Sales Archive Pages at our sister website Staining, minor spots of pitting near top of plate. That is mostly staining with just spots of light pitting. If you have similar antique or collectible tools you want to sell please see our FAQ Page, the Appraisal / Selling Page, and the Selling Your Collection Pages for further info about selling with us.