Dating antique furniture hinges
Are they tapered and pointed with smooth grooves, or are the ends cut and the slots offset?
Any combination of these features can help place the age of the furniture.
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Glaring differences are suspect, and a signal that this particular piece might not be what it seems.
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This is a common enough question, but basically there is a standard set of elements to consider when determining whether or not your furniture is antique.
Check out the condition of the finish on the exterior as well as the drawers.
Look for areas that have been worn down or replaced.