C1940's Walnut Sideboard - Before
It was pretty rusty, dirty and oxidized when it came in...
If you see holes drilled around the perimeter of the seat or back that the cane is woven through, then you have a hand-caned piece.
When the seat or back has a solid thin spline around the seat perimeter and you don't see holes through which the cane is woven, then you have a piece with press caning which is installed as one whole piece.
We received this 1949 Philco radio cabinet in pretty bad shape. Twenty years in a damp basement storage had almost ruined the wood veneers!