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choice of wood. Ultimately what makes a piece
of furniture classical and valuable is the
talent and commitment of the carpenter.

In the case of judging whether a piece of
furniture is fake or not, one should try to
take advantage of as many opportunities as
possible to see genuine pieces so as to
examine at close quarters the line and
proportion of fine quality workmanship. It is
often said that wisdom develops with
observation. Fake pieces do not have the same
inviting softness found in a genuine antique.
Antique furniture, through the experience of
years of use and weathering, will have
acquired a much softer and inviting tactile

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