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The type of dovetailed joint, especially in drawers, reveals much about furniture construction and dating.With just a little study of these examples, it is easy to spot true hand made construction vs. The name dovetail comes from the appearance of the joint, resembling the triangle shape of a bird's tail.In 1708, Johann Friedrich Bottger, a German alchemist, stumbled across the secret for making hard paste porcelain.On the basis of that discovery, Augustus the Strong of Saxony founded the Meissen porcelain factory, the oldest German porcelain factory still in existence.the wood is pine, Blacksmith hand made strap for support.Z95 19th century Pennsylvania original red painted wooden bowl, American, mid-19th century, A lathe-turned bowl having a beaded rim .slightly out of round, Retains an old dry red paint with good patina Z4 Early 19th c.By the beginning of the 19th century, many of the original German china factories had ceased production.After large kaolin deposits were discovered in the area of Selb, Bavaria, a new chapter in the history of German porcelain factories began.
For thousands of years, a dovetail joint was created by a skilled cabinetmaker using small, precision saws and wood chisels.The bowl is slightly out of round, which is as it should be for a piece of early 19th century woodenware. X587 19th century Pennsylvania Cutlery Tray, with the original black paint dovetailed case, The divider is one piece of wood that has a handle that is hand carved from the same piece of wood.