Veneered furniture has a carcass (solid body) made from a different (usually less expensive) wood.This secondary wood, as it's known, is most commonly pine or oak. Used during the 18th century and Regency periods, nearly always as a veneer. Brownish-whitish wood used in the solid from the 17th century for the frames of upholstered furniture, because it doesn't split when tacked. Ranges in tone from light to dark brown, much used during the 18th century for French provincial furniture made in the solid. A dark, boldly figured wood, almost black in parts, with pale striations, used mainly as a veneer for refined furniture of the Regency period. Dense, heavy, almost black wood, often used as a contrasting inlay in marquetry veneering. Light brown wood, popular for Windsor chairs and provincial English furniture. Rich golden-brown or red-brown wood, which became popular in England c.1730.
Many pieces offer you the alternative of using them either for their original purpose, or of adapting them to modern-day living.
The walls of their houses were often weaker than the solid timber doors.
It is not surprising then that the ancient Greek word for a 'housebreaker' has the literal meaning of 'he who breaks through a wall'.
About the Harp Gallery Dedicated to offering Historic Furniture ready for today's lifestyle, The Harp Gallery was founded in 1985 as a brick and mortar storefront in Appleton, WI.
Every piece we offer has been examined by our restoration team, including experienced cabinetmakers and finishers.