Antique Furniture Recognition Chart

I love this from Beryl Conway Cross’ Better Home Making: a super-handy one-stop chart to help identify antique furniture periods.

She included it in her book as a guide for when buying furniture for the house. It’s no less useful for that 60-odd years later.

(The plate is taken from my 1950’s edition.)


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  1. My name is Anh Lam and I am a developer at Seneca College. I would like to ask for your permission to use an image on this page:
    The purpose of the image is to help supplement the content on two pages in our course “History of Furniture and Accessories” which is part of the Interior Decorating Program.

    We will gladly attribute the image back to your website.


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