A great piece of furniture can last for decades, generations, centuries, and more. At Heritage Estate Sales, we have seen beautiful pieces of handmade furniture passed down through the generations find new life and new homes through our estate sales, and we want to make sure those selling know just what they have, while those buying know just what types of furniture treasures they’re like to find. Finding the areas of origin and eras on these old antique pieces of furniture can be difficult depending on the maker and just how old the piece is, but there are things you can do to find more information out about many pieces on your own.
The first thing you should do when learning more about an antique furniture piece while looking at an estate sale or gathering items for an estate sale is check for some type of tag. In a desk or dresser, this tag will often be found hidden in or on the interior of a drawer, under the seat portion on a chair, or hidden on the back of a wardrobe. These tags or stamps will often bear the name of the manufacturer or area of origin, and then can be easily researched to provide more information as it pertains to the era and history of the piece.
Not all antique furniture pieces are going to be simple and have easy to find tags or markings, and that’s when it’s time to get creative. In these instances, sellers or buyers can look up specific details about the furniture, such as the type of upholstery, or woodwork design, as well as the area of purchase and see if it was created by a localized maker long gone to history.
At Heritage Estate Sales, we want those with these pieces to know what they have, and those buying them to know just what they’re getting. If you’ve been looking for the perfect antique furniture estate sale, or you’d like to sell your furniture to passionate buyers, simply call us at Heritage Estate Sales to see what we can do for you today.