The Maker's Mark. Lee Tigner Jr. Dawsonville, GA. My clients often comment that their favorite thing about my work is my signature, which is a branded emblem including literally, my signature.
How to Find Out the Maker of Furniture
Understanding Makers’ Marks on Antique Furniture
Furniture making in America in the 19th century ranged from the small shop, like that of Duncan Phyfe in downtown New York at the turn of the century, to the huge factories of Grand Rapids and Buffalo at the turn of the next century. Phyfe was one of the rare early century cabinetmakers who actually used paper labels and tags to identify some of his work. In fact, some items can be dated by the address on the label, since his shops constantly expanded and the streets were renamed. This numbered label from the Mahogany Association was the assurance that all exposed wood was genuine mahogany.
How to decipher vintage furniture labels
There are virtually thousands of Chinese porcelain marks. It is impossible to provide any sufficient number of mark samples for those of you looking for porcelain marks to compare with any marks that you may have on your antique China porcelain. Need to know the reign names of Chinese emperors for researching porcelain marks? Compare the Chinese characters in your antique pottery and porcelain marks to the reign names of the Ming and Qing emperors in Chinese.
Porcelain marks are the fingerprints of antique china. Serving as both evidence of its origin, age, and often times, quality, the makers mark on a porcelain item is the first place many collectors look before making a purchase. For any piece of fine china, the porcelain mark is a symbol of pride in the manufacturer's workmanship. It is intended to instill confidence in the buyer, and inspire a sense of loyalty in the heart of the satisfied collector. MC Coy.