Furniture dating 9 am dating
If it's being used in a Kitchen Hutch, it's probably authentic.If it's being used in an 1850s pie safe or dry sink, it's a FAKE!
Naturally, the new smiths make projects modeled after old items.Just leaning on a dresser can break all the joints where the fasteners are holding it together.(It's one of the best reason for buying antique furniture!So if the item is put together with phillips head screws, it's got to be post WW II.(Of course and occasional screw can be replaced but it's not likely that every screw was changed.) Many a cast iron toy or victorian lawn chair has been exposed as a reproduction by it's screws.