U.S. Antique Shows announced today that the internationally famed and ever popular Pier Antique Show will once again return to Pier 94 on March 29-30, 2014. Recognized as New York City’s largest antique event, the show will feature more than 400 exhibitors of quality antique furniture, jewelry, decorative and fine arts.
American Primitive furniture, also commonly called early American country furniture, refers to handmade tables, desks, dressers, and chairs from before the era of mass production. These pieces often feature interesting carpentry techniques, such as dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joints.
Michael Thonet (German/Austrian, 1796-1871) was the founder of the furniture firm which bears his name. He trained as an apprentice and established his own cabinet making firm in 1819.
Beginnings of Eastlake Furniture
Have you ever walked into a home and there was just something that instantly made you feel at home? Or experienced the ambiance that just elegance? Even in a home that is super modern when it comes to appliances and gadgetry can still have that old world charm, just look for antique cabinets!
How to Recognize Authentic Antique Furniture
by Maureen Stanton
The first thing that most antique people are interested in is the VALUE of the antique! You might ask why, but the answer lies in the question. Antiques are antiques, if they offer great value and contribution to their owner. Most of the time antique value is determined by supply and demand on the market.
Over the years, people learned to appreciate furniture. Some folks go for modern furniture while others prefer classical styles. There are also those who love to collect antique furniture. They are people who have a passion for antiques, and antique collectors who just can’t just resist owning a precious artifact. Some may even start to go into antique furniture collection. But it is not just about collecting antiques, but knowing the important details.