How to Look Up Vintage Furniture Using the Model Number

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When looking up more information about vintage furniture, the most powerful weapon in your arsenal will be the model number. Look up vintage furniture using the model number with help from an experienced interior design professional in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Jane Brown from Jane Brown Interiors and JaneBrownDesigns.com, and I'm here at my favorite antique store in New York called Furnished Green on 31st and Broadway. And it's in a really inconspicuous spot. You need to come up in an elevator to find this little treasure trove. Today we're going to talk about a maker's mark and where to find that on a piece of furniture. Most often if the piece has a drawer that's the first spot you need to look. Today, this piece actually has the maker's mark inside the drawer which is great. And it's very easily identifiable which is wonderful. Oftentimes, the mark won't be in such a conspicuous spot. It will usually be on the side of the drawer or even at the back of the drawer. So there will be a need to pull out the drawer, flip it over and have a look. And usually the maker's mark will be like a paper sticker that's been glued on to the drawer in an inconspicuous spot so that it doesn't detract from the aesthetic of the piece. So a lot of pieces don't have a makers mark. But those pieces that do, it's a real bonus if you find it. There's an also a fantastic Internet resource called Makers 4 Antiques. That's Makers and then the number 4 Antiques. And that's a great resource to look up any products or pieces that you find with a maker's mark. It's got a wealth of information on there. So I hope that helps. And until next time, do your thing.

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