Perhaps this may sound like a strange question for a man who has devoted his career to studying and building museum inspired
furniture and who is also a life long New Englander, but perhaps not.
The rediscovery of the past is almost like the finding of a hidden treasure. To come upon an old piece of quality furniture; designed and built in a long past age is at first a study, then an eduction, and at last an enduring amazement.
Furniture made during and dedicated to the cultural views of their time exhibit their own specific identifying details. The Queen Anne cabriole leg, for example, with its graceful curve is in sharp contrast with a straight tapered Federal Period leg which often relies on a thin line of holly inlay to define its presence.
While these serve as simple examples to show the differences between the styles of the different period of our cultural and politely history, it could alway be found that all good furniture was correctly made and with the adherence to the particulars of the specific designs and with absolute demands of quality of craftsmanship. To examine and study these often lost accomplishments today is to find that treasure an to hold them in even higher esteem.