My mothers Louis XV Salon set age?

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  1. MarcusE

    MarcusE Active Member

    20200326_102252.jpg 20200313_094306.jpg sofa Louis XV left.jpg sofa Louis XV  arm.jpg Does a mortise and tenon joint in the arm date it to a period?
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
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  2. flipper

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    Why don't you show us some photos. Use of specific terms for the piece will only go so far for some of us that search with visuals and other clues. Plus, we want to see it, anyway!
     
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  3. MarcusE

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    I would love to. I am still trying to figure out how.
     
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  4. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Are you using your phone or computer?
     
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  5. MarcusE

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    PC but could you my Samsung also. I managed to get some small pictures in.
     
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  6. MarcusE

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    Hi Flipper, I figured out how to download from my phone. Now, if the files were not all to big. I am working on it. I have inherited a house full of old antiques. it is a collectors dream. My mother had a good eye.
     
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  7. flipper

    flipper Well-Known Member

    Less than 1mb and then press FULL IMAGE when you upload them here.



    I see you have figured it out! Excellent. Now, the pros will want to see the underside and the construction of the piece(s), I am sure.
     
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  8. MarcusE

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    Thanks!
     
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  10. MarcusE

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    I don't have access for another week or two. We photographed a few hundred items and then locked them up until summer. We tagged and photographed.
     
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  12. KikoBlueEyes

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    I have a jewelry box with the same top as that small chest to the left of the chair. Mine has a sticker - "Made in Hong Kong".
     
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  13. MarcusE

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    We have as a set of that piece that has a bed board, side tables, and a cedar chest. My dad probably brought it back from Korea or Vietnam, back in the day.
     
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  14. MarcusE

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  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Try to find a "SOLD" price somewhere! 1st Dibs is most ALWAYS insane with their prices!!!!:happy: If you check on Ebay.com, scroll down and check off the "SOLD" BOX in the listing.....at least more accurate in their price!!!
     
  16. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Question, I was just wondering why everything you have shown here so far has tags on them?
     
  17. MarcusE

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  18. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    No, not necessarily. Mortise and tenon joints are not hard to make in the 20th century due to the help of table saws and electric drills with mortising jigs. Dowels were usually used in late 19th century and later factories to make it as cheap as possible, but there are plenty of exceptions. I can't be sure because of the poor picture quality, but it appears that only the front joint is mortise and tenon, and the rear is a dowel? (not sure but that is how it appears to me).

    Hand made furniture using traditional joints is still being made, so it requires a look at the piece as a whole plus many details to draw a conclusion when something was made. And trying to do it from pics without looking at it in person is always going to be tentative. When you have only a couple pictures, and they are pictures of the wrong places (i.e. pictures of the front finished surfaces) you will get no better than guesses. Based on the pics you've shown our guesses must be based solely on the overall and detail style of the piece and finish used. Sometimes the designs or finish are so incorrect that it is obvious when it was NOT made, other times styles have been copied accurately enough to make it harder to judge without the detailed backup pics that have been requested on this and all your other posts. King Louis furniture has had a strong popular following ever since it was first made in the 18th century, so there are massive numbers of later imitations around.

    As for me, if you want another preliminary guess, I'm with those who are saying somewhere around late 19th/turn of the 20th century or later. Putting aside that we can see only finished surfaces (plus a single construction detail); I don't see the quality of design or carving or the wear that you would expect to see on period pieces.
     
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  19. MarcusE

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    Thanks. That helps. I will get underneath it in a couple of weeks for more detailed pics. This is the piece I have the most interest in.
     
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