Latin Lesson: Knowing Before or After Helps Date Antique Furniture

In his scholarly (and lengthy) video “Authenticating Antique Furniture,” John Bivins presents us with the concept that studying older furniture and verifying its antiquity is, in essence, “above-ground archaeology.” He then borrows some extremely useful terminology from that field and provides us with the basic framework for examining furniture from the point of view of “functional sculpture.”

An understanding of Mr. Bivins’ terms is important and enlightening to anyone interested in antique furniture.  Read the full article here.

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