In mid-Victorian times, some Queen Anne or early Chippendale furniture was carved and redecorated to make it appear to be the work of a more sophisticated and modern craftsman. The knee of a chair leg or the top of a round-topped table was often recarved to add more interest. Victorians wanted more pattern, and the additional carving increased the eye appeal to the Victorian homeowner. Sometimes an entire Hepplewhite sideboard was given elaborate veneer and inlay work.

hepplewhite style inlay dining table

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