Furniture dating in roman numerals
Derby marks are many but most follow the same theme, with a cypher surmounted by a crown.Dating early Derby is slightly more difficult than the more modern Royal Crown Derby, but dating Derby porcelain is much easier than many of the early English porcelain factories. Nottingham Road from 1756 to 1848 King Street from 1848 to 1935 And; Osmaston Road from 1877 to modern times.
It allowed one to sit with others to share a cup of tea or the light of a candle.
Close comparison of the spindles of this Empire/transitional chair reveals the variations produced by handwork in ‘identical’ turnings.
Since we expect them to be identical they appear to be until inspected and measured. – When field cut lumber, recently converted from timber, finally reached the 18th century cabinetmaker’s shop, his main tasks were to cut and shape the wood to his own design and to smooth the surface.
Unlike some of their contemporaries, the Mason family does not seem to have placed inordinate importance upon the ownership of furniture, in either quality or quantity.
The inventory evidence shows that although their homes were more than adequately furnished, they did not choose to have every type of furniture form available nor to have those they did own always in the newest styles nor most expensive materials and finishes.