There are free resources, both offline and online, to use to help identify many kinds of antiques.If you're having problems identifying your object, one of these resources may help.
The phrase was soon considered an important marketing device, adding to the perception of quality and reliability of the container to the average consumer, and, at least by 1879 (21 years after the patent was issued), it is very likely that nearly every glass bottle factory was producing their own version.
Unfortunately, identifying the style of a piece of furniture won't help you determine if it's an antique.
Manufacturers often reproduce pieces from other eras, and some styles, like Shaker wood furniture, never really go out of fashion.
If the item is large, take pictures to bring with you.
If there is an antique show in the area, take the item there.