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Posted 3 years ago

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I know Chippendale chairs can date back to the 1700s. This has been in the family for well over 60 years inherited from an uncle. The uncle actually moved to the West Coast from Philadelphia. But I don't know how to date the chair. I know it has to do with construction but since I've never seen another Chippendale up close I don't know what to look for. Any suggestions or places I can check? Thanks.

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  1. Knifeguy, 3 years ago
    In a period chippendale chair there would never be screws or nails. If you go to the antiques roadshop site and search Chippendale or Queen anne chairs I think you'll find some good info on early construction. I'm pretty sure your chair is 20th century. A very nice chair.

    Regards

    Robin
  2. Knifeguy, 3 years ago
    With all due respect, i have been reading and learning for over 60 years. I clearly stated that a period Chippendale CHAIR would have no nails or screws.
  3. Knifeguy, 3 years ago
    I should have been more concise in my statement. My main goal was to address the chair in question. What I had intended to say was :there would be no nails or screws found on a period piece (other than in the glue blocks). In other words, Not found in the main structural feathers of an early chair. Chest, desks, lowboys, highboys etc do habe nails for specific purpose such as drawer bottoms are nailed usually with a single nail to the bottom edge of the drawerback.
    I meant no offence to Robin from Hawaii. ;-)

    Regards

    Robin from Canada
  4. Knifeguy, 3 years ago
    Edited for typos ;-))
    I should have been more concise in my statement. My main goal was to address the chair in question. What I had intended to say was :there would be no nails or screws found on a period chair (other than in the glue blocks). In other words, Not found in the main structural features of an early chair. Chest, desks, lowboys, highboys etc do have nails for specific purpose such as, drawer bottoms are nailed usually with a single nail to the bottom edge of the drawerback.
    I meant no offence to Robin from Hawaii. ;-)

    Regards

    Robin from Canada
  5. Knifeguy, 3 years ago
    How many? ;-)

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