An antique table can add greatly to the ambience of your house but its important for the table to be in mint condition. Regardless of how beautiful the antique table is it can loose its charm under a layer of weathered paint. Continue reading “Method Of Painting Antique Tables” »
In antique furniture which dates back more than 100 years, there are various styles that you can find and if you know what to look out for, you can identify antiques from replicas and reproduction pieces. This will allow you to make an informed choice when going furniture shopping for antique pieces, or determine how much to pay for a piece of furniture that you think is antique.
Whether you have an antique table that has been in your family for a while, or you have recently acquired one, there are some steps you can take to determine its value and how old it is. From spotting the tell tale signs of modern manufacture, to watching out for aspects of its structure that will devalue it, there are small details that can indicate what your antique table is worth. Continue reading “How To Value Antique Tables” »
For the last 15 years the mantra of antiques dealers is that “the tide has turned” and antiques are coming back in fashion. The reality has been a steady decline that seems to never stop trending down. Yes, there are exceptions, but the use of period furnishings in interior design and collectors in general have gone the way of the dodo bird, probably never to return. Museums house these relics for the public to gawk at but actually living with these things presently has little or no possibility of a recovery.