If your family has used the same dining room table since you were young, there's a chance that you've been eating your dinner from a priceless antique. Assessing the style of a piece of furniture, such as a dining table, can help determine not only its age, but also from which part of the world it originated.
The condition and markings on the wood, the style and the hardware used to assemble the table can help determine if it's antique -- more than 100 years old -- or simply a collectible. Europe has a rich tradition of recognizable styles, from gothic to neo-classical, as does China and America, with its British colonial background.
Dovetail joints are strong and require skill to produce, so they’re generally a sign of a well-made piece.
These Little House on the Prairie Peg Dolls perfectly capture the simplicity of an earlier time while still staying true to each character.