Sirs I am the secretary of our local woodworking guild in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. At the last meeting a member brought in two drawers he was restoring with the question of what was the joint between the fronts and the sides as he had not come across them before. Hopefully a photograph of the joint will appear below! The drawers were purportedly made in the mid 1800’s. The drawer fronts are oak and the round,dowel like sections are a continuation of the drawer fronts and not separate dowels. Can anyone tell us the name of this joint and how each side was formed, particularly to the sides of the drawer. Comment on a possible date on manufacture would also be appreciated.