Dating antique furniture saw marks
The information was often sketchy and sometimes conflicting.
The successor company, if it is still in business, is listed at the bottom of the mark caption.
The first three-quarters of the twentieth century are often seen as the march towards Modernism.
One unique outgrowth of post-modern furniture design is a return to natural shapes and textures.
Often, for the Delft factory, a person's name may be listed instead of a factory name.
This is usually an artist or the factory owner and is important for further research. (It may be disappointing, but it is important to know you do not own an antique).
Every collector knows that the quickest way to identify a piece of pottery or porcelain is to identify the mark, but sometimes it's unreliable because marks are often forged and changed.
This is a listing of the better-known marks and backstamps and enough information so that you can learn more about your porcelains. Obviously, the original name of a German company was in German. "1895–1900" means the mark may have been used during those years.
Early furniture from this period is known from artwork such as a Venus figurine found in Russia, depicting the goddess on a throne.For example, the mythical company of "Ralph Ltd." was founded in 1820.This company bought "Terry and Son," a company started in 1840.In addition to furniture's functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose.It can be made from many materials, including metal, plastic, and wood.
Here each factory name is written in Dutch and then translated into English, so you will be able to find these names in other sources.