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Renaissance Revival or Eastlake Secretary? Walnut or Mahogany?

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I have been trying to learn as much as I can about antiques since I have developed an appreciation for things that aren't' made the way they used to be. :) I appreciate the help I've gotten from this forum. Thanks!

    Here's another item of mine that I have questions about. It's a Secretary from the late 1800's. It has Knapp joints so from what I have researched it would have been made between 1871-1900. What I would like to know is would it be considered Renaissance Revival or Eastlake? I was leaning to Renaissance Revival because of the knights within the hardware. Secondly, is it walnut, the favored wood of the Renaissance Revival, or mahogany? I may have to spend sometime developing an eye for wood types. Funny how something so simple is what alludes me most.

    It also separates into 3 pieces.

    I appreciate any help.

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Beautiful piece of furniture, love it!
      Here is a link to help you determine the wood used.
    2. Mgd3, 5 years ago
      This really is mostly Eastlake. The drawers and the overall shape wreak of Eastlake style. Eastlake still does use burled walnut panels sometimes as well as walnut. Styles did cross over during that period. But I would say this piece falls into the Eastlake category.
    3. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 5 years ago
      Beautiful! Lucky you to own such a wonderful piece!

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