Posted 3 years ago
My newest piece of furniture: antique locking dry sink(?) with Knapp joints and oddly shaped nails (no key. :( ). A web-page says the Knapp joint was mainly used between 1870ish and 1900ish. The auction-house's web-page said "C. 1980", but I think they meant "C. 1890". It has some rot on the feet and a split on one side, but I like it: more storage for my books, wash-bowl, pitcher, and tea-cup/saucer. The web-page says Grand Rapids, Michigan-- a neighbouring city-- used this joint heavily. That they're known as Furniture City also lends credit to this having been made there. I will probably refinish it, for it is very-much beat-up.