Antique furniture refers to any aged furniture piece. Traditionally, new furniture is generally referred to as “modern”, older furniture is “vintage” and still older furniture pieces are considered “antique”.
The wealth of history and background information regarding antique furniture is vast. Each piece of furniture, whether new or old, has a story. Where was it crafted? By whom? What style is it? Who purchased it?
Investing in antique furniture also requires knowledge of wood upkeep. Caring for solid wood furniture, while a priority for a piece of any age, is especially important for antique furniture. Refurbishing brings a host of challenges to the antique furniture lover. Seeking out experienced wood craftsmen for sound advice and practical tips is a good idea.
As you seek for the right furniture piece, whether modern, antique, or yet to be made, appreciate that each handcrafted furnishing has a unique history. Finding and appreciating a fine piece is a worthy investment.