How to Buy Vintage Furniture Online

By Alessandra Wood Buying things sight unseen can be scary, especially if you’re like me and need to see things in person. Some people might say I’m picky, but I’d prefer to be described as attentive to detail. Beauty and quality of construction are usually found in the details of vintage furniture, and you can’t […]

U.S. Antique Shows Kicks Off Spring with the Pier Antique Show

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. “Our exhibitors are really […]

Antique Primitive Furniture

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. Most of this furniture, made between the mid-1700s and early 1800s, was built by farmers, who were […]

Antique Furniture Fundamentals

Antiques may be of many different kinds and of all the antique collectibles and furniture happens to be the most popular and practical choice. Antique furniture is distinct from other categories of antiques in the sense that no one collects the same type of object repeatedly. It means that you would not want to buy […]

Thonet Furniture

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. In the 1830s, Thonet attempted to construct furniture, mainly chairs, from bent wooden slats and glue. His Boppard layerwood chair became a sensation in 1836 and […]

About Eastlake Furniture

Beginnings of Eastlake Furniture In the last half of the 19th Century, a reform movement spread through England and the United States. It changed the way many people thought about style and health in the home. People had filled their homes with large pieces of carved furniture, thick upholstery, and heavy draperies that collected dust […]

Tips For Hunting For Treasure And Antiques At Flea Markets

by Maureen Stanton The flea market day starts long before the crowds stream in, says author Maureen Stanton. And that’s when the real deals go down. “The dealers are here, sometimes right at the crack of dawn,” she tells NPR’s Laura Sullivan. “The antique dealers, generally, are ‘picking’ the other tables … looking for the […]

Determining Antique Furniture Value

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. […]

Tips for Buying Antique Furniture

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 […]

A Recession is a Good Time to Find Bargains on Antiques

Despite the credit crunch and a downturn in the antique market, there is still plenty of business being done. Everyone likes to think that they are getting a bargain, and buying antiques is no exception. In a depressed market, where 50% off the price of antiques compares very favourably with a 20-30% downturn in the […]

Tips on How to Shop For Antique Furniture

When you antique furniture shop, you’ll find wonderful unique pieces that will work with any style and interior design…from rustic to country to sleek modern/contemporary. However, you need to be careful as there are a great many fakes and reproductions in the marketplace. The best way to avoid being tempted to buy a fake or […]

About Early American Antique Primitive Furniture

by Kelly Willoughby Throughout America’s history, craftsmen have honed their skills to build exquisite pieces of furniture. Other people built makeshift pieces of furniture to make do until they could afford the real pieces. These makeshift pieces are known as “primitives.” Periods of American Furniture Eight periods of furniture styles evolved throughout America’s early history, […]

Antique Bedroom Furniture

Antique Furniture not only makes a veritable feast for the eyes, but you can also watch the regal splendor of yore come alive with it. It is popularly said that “Old is gold,” and this line stands true when Antique Bedroom Furniture comes to mind. These days, Antique Bedroom Furniture is becoming popular with the […]

A Guide To Buying the Best Antique Furniture

By: Kristina Keffer Antique furniture is very popular today. With the real estate market in the state it is in now, many real estate marketers believe that placing some antique furniture in a home will greatly increase the assumed sale value. Additionally, spending money on buying antique furniture for a home is a wise investment. […]

Caring for Your Collections

by Bob Brooke You’ve taken the time and expense to create your collection. To ensure that it holds its value, it’s important to care and protect it. By practicing certain basic conservation practices, you can make sure your house is a safe environment for your collection. Maintaining a consistent temperature of around 70 degrees during […]

Tips on Caring for Antiques

You cherish your antiques and collectibles and often have a great deal of money invested in them. Thus, it is important to care for them properly to ensure they will maintain their beauty and value. The tips below are a good starting point. • Antique furniture should never be “polished” or cleaned with commercial cleaning […]

Buying Antiques for Your Home

Buying antiques for your home need not be difficult if you consider the following before making a purchase. Why Is This A Good Idea for You? Rare and beautiful objects never go out of style, while good craftsmanship speaks for itself. Furthermore, it’s difficult to beat the charm and interest a good antique or vintage […]

Antique Furniture Buying Guide

The aesthetic value of antique furniture pieces is one of the reasons why many antique collectors prefer these items. There is a wide variety of styles and era to choose from. Antique collectors have, in some ways, mastered the skills in knowing what a good buy is, but as novice, you may need more time […]

Tips on Caring for Antiques

#1 – Antique furniture should never be “polished” or cleaned with commercial cleaning products or polishes. Instead, use a soft cloth sprayed with some glass cleaner. #2 – To remove stains from stoneware dishes, soak them for 24 hours or more in one gallon of hot water in which two denture cleaner tablets have been […]

Antique Bathroom Vanities

Choosing antique bathroom vanity is a serious matter though. You simply do not go in a shop and but the first piece you see. Selection involves factors such as price, design, functionality, type of wood, age, and even the manufacturer. Basically, when selecting the piece, you are caught between this question: “Should I go for […]

A Guide To Buying the Best Antique Furniture

By: Kristina Keffer Antique furniture is very popular today. With the real estate market in the state it is in now, many real estate marketers believe that placing some antique furniture in a home will greatly increase the assumed sale value. Additionally, spending money on buying antique furniture for a home is a wise investment. […]

“Antiques Roadshow” Hits Madison

Appraisals Scheduled To Hit Airwaves In January Posted: 11:10 am CDT July 12, 2009 MADISON, Wis. — Antiques Roadshow, one of public television’s highest-rated programs, made a return visit to Madison on Saturday. More than 6,000 locals dug into their closets to be told by Roadshow appraisers if they were in possession of treasure or […]

Investors ‘still interested in arts and antiques’

Putting your money into arts and antiques is as good a way as any to invest for the future, it has been claimed. As the housing market continues to struggle, investing in pieces of art or antique furniture may be one way to keep funds secure, as the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) […]

How to clean antique furniture

Before cleaning a piece of antique furniture, determine if the wood is sealed and use a little water. Clean antique furniture and avoid harming the wood with tips from a certified estate specialist.

Antique Furniture Buying Guide

By Drew Dulgar What constitutes an antique and what is it worth? You should know everything there is to know about your area of antiquing to make wise buying decisions, including what to look for in a valuable piece. This article will give tips on value, searching, finding and condition of antique furniture. The word […]

Antique Furniture Basics

By Simon Oldmann Antiques may be of many different kinds and of all the antique collectibles and furniture happens to be the most popular and practical choice. Antique furniture is distinct from other categories of antiques in the sense that no one collects the same type of object repeatedly. It means that you would not […]