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Age of Refinished Antique Chest

08-22-2015 01:52 AM by niftynoel | 9 comments »

I’ve almost completed refinishing this old chest, and I’m curious to know from experts out there, just what era it might be from. I simply stripped it and coated all wood (pine) with shellac and 3 coats of General Finishes top coat. We bought it from a furniture restorer / antique dealer south of Lapeer, Michigan in 1976. I always assumed it was a carpenter’s chest, but I am now not so sure. It is clearly hand hewn, uses wood pin joinery, and what seem to be hand wrought square nails. • Once I stripped it, I discovered it had originally been painted red; I assume it was milk paint. • All nails – except a few used later in its life are square.• The size is 35 wide, 18 ½ hig...

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