|Forum topic by EarlyAmerican||posted 11-11-2011 04:19 PM||1006 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-11-2011 04:19 PM
In an early Antiques the Magazine Article, I read how the (once known?) British-American Rhykenological Society was able to help link a makers mark that was used on wood planes with three different desks from the 18th century. In this case an embossing tool was used by the maker on the tools he used and the pieces of furniture he made, which of course were an identical match.
I have the later part of this mystery. It is a late 18th century secretary that was likely made in southeast Pennsylvania or within the Delaware Valley. The mark appears three times on the inside bottom of one of the interior lower case drawers. Pictured here is the secretary and mark which reads G CRAIG.
If anyone can help direct me to a reference source of any kind, that can possibly provide a link to the maker would be greatly appreciated. Of course would increase the value of this piece but of more importance to me is recognizing the makers fine craftsmanship.