How to Know a Good Piece of Antique Furniture

Posted by Saeed129 on July 23rd, 2014

Antique furniture comes in a wide range of items including bedside tables, dining tables, cabinets, and more. While you may want to put some antique pieces in your space, you may have difficulty in selecting your piece because of the differences in what people describe as antique. The ideal age of antique furniture is 100 years. Any piece over 100 years qualifies as antique. However, due to recycling of many other pieces into the market, several pieces of between 30 and 40 years also qualify as antique. Here are some points to guide you to know an antique piece:

  • It should come from a specific period in history. If you are looking for an antique hallway bench, you may have an era in mind where you want your bench to signify. Most antique furniture reflect Victorian period, which run between 1850 and 1910. However, other eras exist such as Georgian, Regency, and Edwardian periods. Each piece of antique furniture from these periods is rich in history and significance.

  • Material: Designers of antique furniture use some of the strongest types of wood to make the pieces. Most antique furniture are made from mahogany, oak, walnut, or oak, which are some of the strongest versions of timber. Other types of materials such as soft wood cannot make antique piece that can withstand the test of time.

  • Age: It is advisable to ask your preferred seller to confirm the age of the piece. While the correct age is 100 years for antiques, you can also find in the market a piece of 30 or 40 years old. Based on your preferences, choose your preferred antique furniture within the age bracket that suits your reasons.

  • Price: Antique furniture is often expensive, mainly based on their quality and durability. If you want antique shabby chic wall shelf, compare prices from various dealers and buy from a dealer with the best offer.

Antique furniture is available from various online and offline shops. If you shop online, get in touch with various stores and select one with the best offer. For offline stores, you need to maintain a close touch with the sellers and visit the shop regularly to check recent deals. Good quality antique furniture creates joy and a sense of individuality. They are unique and rich in history, and the money you spend on that piece of antique furniture is worth the value.

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