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The pieces we offer our clients are in good to great condition.Some items are in need of paint but offered in that condition as we like to give the client options rather than add unneeded layers of paint. We enjoy meeting the perspective owners and helping them put together their spaces.
However, there are clues that can help determine if what you have is a genuine Heywood-Wakefield item.These experts are excellent resources, and if you approach one who can’t help, they should be able to direct you to another local professional who can. Woodys has hundreds of Antiques available, ranging from Heywood Wakefield, Antique Vintage Mahogany, Art Deco, Vintage Chrome Dinnett Sets, Antique Rattan, Wicker, Danish Modern, Beautiful Oak and Walnut Antiques including the popular Heywood Wakefield styles which is all original and not reproductions. We are sure you will find something you will fall in love with.Heywood-Wakefield’s Phillips screws have a distinctive look to them, so if you have another piece of Heywood-Wakefield furniture, look at one of its screws to familiarize yourself with the look.Once the eagle logo was introduced in 1949, it was typically stamped into the top left-hand drawer of case pieces, on the underside of tables, or on the bottom stretcher of bed headboards.Around this same time, Heywood-Wakefield began using Phillips-head screws almost exclusively.
If you find pieces with slotted screws, unless they’re very old and have some other tell-tale signs suggesting they’re Heywood-Wakefield, they’re probably not.
The drawer-glides were “dog-eared” solid wood strips attached at both ends with a small flat-head Phillips screw.
The plywood or Masonite backs of cabinets were attached with small, slightly round-head brads (small nails) and were typically rounded off on the top left and right corners.
On many Heywood-Wakefield case pieces, there are pencil marks numbering the drawers.
If you find, say, an eight-drawer dresser with a penciled number on the bottom of the drawer (or sometimes the back), with a dash followed by a single number from 1 to 8, that’s likely a Heywood-Wakefield. This indicates the second drawer of an M 328 W Desk Bookcase.
The tags were generally affixed to the back or underside (in the case of tables) of the furniture.