Antique furniture is a whole subject in and of itself. It is one that I struggle with at times and I think most people who do not specialize in furniture “guess” until they have time for research. The drawback from that, of course, is that there tends to be buying errors. In other words, buying at the wrong price point because the piece is not what you thought it was.
In trying to become better at identifying antique American Furniture, understanding what types of wood were used with particular types of furniture has helped a great deal. So, I’m going to share with you the different furniture styles and the wood that was used.