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18th- and 19th-Century Furniture: Materials, Construction, and Use

Explore the history of furniture construction and decoration, and learn how to distinguish period pieces from well-crafted reproductions. Gain an understanding of joints, woods, finishes, and tools, and examine the ways in which evolving design requirements have affected methods of furniture construction. With a background in the technical innovations of the period, learn how to assess period pieces from the inside out. A visit to an American furniture dealer for a workshop session is planned.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to appraise 18th- and 19th-century furniture
  • Knowledge of furniture construction

Ideal for

  • Prospective and practicing appraisers
  • Art professionals and enthusiasts
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