Twentieth-century tables may be reinforced with large, crimped staples.
Until 1800, all the antique mirror glass in America was imported.
Antique glass is thin (less than 1/8 inch thick), variably wavy, and somewhat gray in color.
(You can judge this by noting the veneer edges on the backs of chest tops, for instance, or wherever bits of veneer have broken away.) Modern veneers are thin, with every slice exactly the same width.
Antique Period table pedestals are often reinforced with a hand-hammered metal disk or a tri-part metal strap where the legs join.
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