Basic concepts of antique furniture

What is considered antique in furniture?

An antique piece of furniture should be at least 100 years old, all pieces with less than 100 years of age should be old or as commonly used nowadays vintage. However it should be said that there is furniture that is very valuable although not antique. On the other hand, not all that is antique is valuable.

Basic qualities that a valuable piece of antique furniture should have:

  1. Beauty ( we will define what this means in the near future)
  2. Age (older pieces tend to be more valuable, if they also have all the other qualities defined herein)
  3. Scarcity (ditto the above)
  4. Authenticity (we should add that important provenance influences value greatly)
  5. Originality

We will be explaining each and every one of these values in our future Blogs


  1. Written by eminem07 August 7, 2012

    I agree with your conclusions and looking forward to your coming updates. Thanks for sharing

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