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.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to appraise 18th- and 19th-century furniture
- Knowledge of furniture construction
- Prospective and practicing appraisers
- Art professionals and enthusiasts