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[A] "[...] Victorian is not a style, it was an era. Pictured are Carl and Ina Pigott and their son, Frederick Pigott, Jr.
It was named as such for HM Queen Victoria of England who reigned from 1836 - 1901. Hand-forged nails were the first manufactured nails, and they date back to Biblical times.
This is a trunk with a very slight dome and it retains the original side turn latches as well as the original working lock with key.
Also used as a secondary wood on good-quality furniture. Soft, pale, honey-coloured wood used in England and America as a secondary timber for drawer linings, and in the 19th century for inexpensive furniture (which was often painted). Highly figured dark red-brown wood with blackish streaks.
In 1900, Frederick and Harriett Pigott built "Persimmon Hill", their two-story, Victorian-style house [A] at Dola, WV.
Many pieces offer you the alternative of using them either for their original purpose, or of adapting them to modern-day living.
Furniture differs from other types of antique in that you probably don't want to collect it by the type of object - nobody wants a room full of only chests or tables - but you may have an affinity for a particular wood or style of decoration.
After hammering (or, from the late 17th century, rolling) the hot iron into sheets, each sheet was slit into long, square-sectioned bars by rollers which cut like a shears.