Being able to answer this question takes a bit of knowledge and experience. You need to be somewhat of a furniture “detective” to be able to help identify the age of an item from specific design and construction traits. Knowledge of furniture styles alone is not enough since many styles were recreated at different periods. Construction methods and woods used can tell a lot more. Additionally, if the hardware and metal fasteners (screws and nails) are known to be original, they can tell you a lot about the age of the piece.
Our knowledge as professional furniture restorers can help you identify the age of your furniture if you’d like. Please contact us to see if we can help.