How old does furniture have to be to be considered an antique?
The rules have changed over the years and vary if different countries. It used to be Pre 1885, but later the 100 year rolling rule came in for Customs and Tax purposes. More latterly the term Antique is often applied to furniture from "a by-gone era".
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Answer . There are many good "wax stripping" products out on the market so go to your local hardware store and ask for help there. Get them to explain how you use it and how much to use. It can be a long process, but certainly worth it. Be sure you do this project outside because the fumes can… be over-powering.. stripping wax off old furniture . \nDepending on how old the furniture is, you may be making a mistake taking the wax off - it's the wax that gives it the "old Look" or patina. If you strip it off you may de-value the item. Good luck. (MORE)
Answer . ..for bare wood, unfinished or stripped furniture, stain it the desired color and put on 2 coats of shellac, (fine steel wool before 2nd coat), then a coat of paste wax..this is authentic looking, though it requires periodic waxing and wont hold up to water rings from drink glasses.\n..a…lternatively, your local paint store or decorating center should have a selection of paint finishes, such as a pickled look, or a paint undercoat with a surface glaze put on over the paint and then wiped off. (MORE)
Answer . preservation may be the correct term to this subject. I will block out the area of the decal with masking tape and brush on a layer oe ordinary wood glue. Lay a section of plastic ( kitchen plastic, bread wapper, etc) block press it down for 12 to 24 hours, and finish over the top alon…g with the rest of the project. (MORE)
Answer . Absolutely, if they belonged to the decendent, whose estate encompasses all property, real (e.g., real estate, cash, jewelry) or otherwise (e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks).
Pa. Moravian furniture that I have seen is almost always made of Walnut and is built to last forever. The use of many different types of LARGE dovetaling and mortise and tendons makes these pieces nearly in-destructable. Secondary woods primarily poplar, and backboards of either white oak, ash or ch…estnut. There are only two pieces in over 45 years of being in the antiques business that I can point to and say for sure they are Morvavian built! (MORE)
Some Grand Rapids made furniture is quite valuable, depending on who designed it, etc. George Nakashima designed some modern furniture for the John Widdicomb company in Grand Rapids which is quite valuable. A pair of side tables sold for $2,000 each. Anything associated with Nakashima is likely to h…ave value. But, there was a lot of variety of design and craftsmanship that came out of this area. Some bad, some pretty good. Baker Furniture prior to the time Kohler bought the company is good, some is great. Anything by Baker from 1943 until about 1985 is very likely to be good. After 2000 it is all mediocre to poor. They make some in Indonesia which is very poor. But from 43 until about 1990 the company had terrific design standards, selected the best veneers from around the world and had extraordinary craftsmen. Some Herman Miller pieces, such as the Eaames Lounge Chair are quite valuable. This was actually made in Holland and Zeeland, Michigan. In summary, the value depends on who, what and when. Widdicomb and John Widdicomb (two different companies) are good brands that are no longer made. (MORE)
No, Russian firearms are tough, even if sometimes are regarded as "ugly" or "antique". Under US firearms laws, an antique firearm is legally defined as being made prior to 1-1-1898, OR a firearm of any age that uses loose powder and shot- such as a muzzleloader. This Russian shotgun dates from ABO…UT the 1970s. (MORE)
Antiques are generally items at least 50 to 70 years, which wereconstructed during an earlier set of manufacturing processes.Typically they are items no longer being produced in the samequality or design. Some antiques are many hundreds of years old. --- In the US, the Internal Revenue Service class…es antiques as items100 years plus in age. Purists also class antiques as 100 years plus in age. In manycountries an item 2 generations old is also classed antique. Sadlythere are no absolute definitive answers. However, 100 years wouldbe absolutely faithful to the concept. (MORE)
I guess you could call it an antique. It's worth at least $2 for it's silver content.
the historical society categorises rugs as antique if they are at least 80 years old (pretty much everything else should be 100 yo)
Nowhere! Serial number apply only to articles produced in quantity, their purpose is for traceability and identification. Serial numbers are a very modern thing, a sure way of telling that you have a fake and not an antique.
25 years Most items have to be at least 100 years old to be considered and antique. Cars are generally considered antiques at 50 years.
How long is apiece of string? It would depend upon how complex the restoration and how many man hours went into it.
It would depend upon what the original finish is. If the item has been merely wax polished and has gradually built up an age patina, then you could damage the patina, and hence value of the item, with over-zealous cleaning. If the item was French polished (19th century and later), then the piece wil…l withstand a more rigorous cleaning. You might invest in a good book on antiques restoration before attempting any procedures that may damage your item. However, to remove a simple layer of surface dirt, you might try damping a clean cloth with clear malt vinegar and gently wipe down the surface of the piece. (MORE)
You buy a copy of "The price guide to Antique Furniture" published by the Antique Collector's Club. Or, you photograph your pieces and digitally send the photos to an auction house or good quality antiques dealer. preferably a BADA member.
I only know about the Declaration line, but from what I have read and seen in original catalogs, the set of numbers with hyphens is the product number. I believe the first 3 digits define the set it belongs to (bedroom, dining room, etc), the middle 3 the specific piece (end table, hutch, etc) but I… am not sure about the final digits. The other set of numbers is the date of manufacture expressed in month and year. (MORE)
I have a Cherry Wood Chesser and Dresser from 1930 to 2013 . I need to know the value an a dealer I can sell to
Historic - Built prior to 1919. Antique - Built 1919 through 1942. Classic - Built 1943 through 1968.
Antique shops will carry old furniture (some of the best antique shops are small ones or out of the way shops); Estate auctions (the Estate does not have to be from a wealthy Estate) or often garage sales one can pic up old furniture for a few dollars if they have the patience.
I have two Lakeside, mid century classic sofa's, 66" wide for sale. Rockefeller sofa classic.
Often the older furniture has a makers mark and a year ofproduction on it. Other than that, you have to look up comparablessince the style and finish of furniture runs in cycles.
That depends on which law(s) you're looking at. Under federal gun laws about the buying and selling of firearms from federally-licensed gun dealers and transferring guns across state lines, no, an antique made before 1898 or a blackpowder, non-cartridge using replica of such an antique is not a "fir…earm." But under other laws, especially state and local laws about carrying concealed weapons and bringing firearms in off-limits locations, even antique or blackpowder guns are still firearms. (MORE)
One can find antique furniture that is well taken care of at an antique store. In certain instances, you might be lucky to find antique furniture that is well taken care of at a garage sale, also.
Yes, there are various antique furniture shops in and around Hattiesburg, MS. The easiest way to find out the pertinent information you need such as contact information and location would be to consult the local yellow pages for the city.
Ebay has some prices on antique furniture. Many people will sell their old pieces on there for a fraction of what it would cost you at a real antique dealer.
The best shops for antique furniture in Calgary has to be vintage stores, aka thrift shops. Thrift shops have many hidden treasures that people gave away, sometimes they value over a hundred dollars!
Antique furniture tends to be on the more expensive side, depending on how old it is and who manufactured the furniture. To get a good deal on antique furniture it is best to visit an antique store or flea market to get the most out of your money.
It would defiantly be worth it to refurbish antique furniture. Antiques are wonderful historical artifacts that remind us how our ancestors lived. The only reason not to refurbish would be if the furniture was so damaged that it could not be repaired.
No, that is the worse thing to use. Use a good wood cleaner and it will shine it as it cleans. For upholstery, you would want to get a professional to clean it. If the fabric is not historic, you can try cleaning it yourself--but not with bleach. There are other cleaners out there that are not as… harsh. Plus, bleach tends to yellow over time. (MORE)
It is elastic because there is not a lot of supply in genuine antique furniture to keep up with rising prices.
The old items have to be at least thirty or more years old. The real antiques are over a hundred years old.
Antique furniture may support the human body and is considered a form of decorative art, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose and works to create a comfortable and convenient interior spaces.
Pocket watches are often considered to be antiques. Many adult men receive pocket watches from their fathers or grandfathers and pass them down to their own children .
Some the training needed to restore antique furniture would be tradition had finishing, veneering and laminating the wood. Caning would also be needed to refinish some chairs.
A good place for looking for antique wardrobes and bedroomfurniture online is a sit called PRELOVED. Its packed full ofantique wardrobes and bedroom furniture. FabFurnish is a good store when it comes to antique and bedroomfurnitures..It ships only in India...the products are reliable andis of reaso…nable price.. (MORE)
On the average, though, for a car to be considered a "Classic Car" it must be at least 25 years old, and 50 years old for it to be considered an "Antique Car".
at the moment, i think it is not easier for western people tounderstand the values without background and culture backgroundlived in China, but the only way is to find an expert local chinesepeople. i do ask the value of my chinese furniture inherited frommy grandfather, you can reach mr. Royal in S…hanghai for askinganything about chinese furniture. his email box firstname.lastname@example.org and web-site you may interested in iseasterncurio dot com (MORE)
There are antique shops in most cities that specifically deal in antiques. You can also check your local pawn shops to see if anyone has pawned their antiques. Major furniture chains will not likely sell any antiques, because they are no longer in production and can only be marked for pricing indi…vidually. (MORE)
Some of the companies selling antique oriental furniture in the USA are: Silk Road Collection and Green Tea Design. Antique oriental furniture can also be purchased online from the "orientalfurniture" website.
Antique bookshelves can be obtained from a number of places. One place to find an antique bookshelf would be to peruse local antiques stores. Another would be to visit yard sales or flea markets.
Antique furniture of all types can be found by visiting your local antiques shop. Another common place to find antique furniture is through an auction. Both online auction websites and offline auctions like fundraisers and estate sales commonly feature old furniture.
A person can see images of antique pine furniture at several different places. Some of these include G&Rs Trading Post Incorporated, European Antique Pine Shop, and Designer Antiques.
Typically, the purchase of authentic antique bedroom furniture comes from actual antique stores in local areas. In rare instances, sites on the web like Overstock, Wayfair, and eBay may have these items for sale.
There are many places one can find art decor and antique furniture. Antique stores and specialist auctions are the best places to look. Online auction sites such as eBay are also useful.
There are lots of places online where someone can buy antique classic furniture. Some of thes places are: eBay, Amazon, Jun He Classic Furniture and Classic Home & Antique.
It is best to determine what type of finish has been used on oak furniture. There are two main types of finishes - soft - which entails a soft wax like substance that has been rubbed in to the grain of the wood, or a hard finish which is a hard and glossy lacquer or varithane finish. It is always …recommended to dust furniture frequently as dust particles and embed themselves with in the pores of the wood and deteriorate the cellular make up of the wood. Wiping the wood with a lint free cloth is the best way to maintain oak furniture. (MORE)
There are several towns in New Jersey that have antique furniturestores. Stonehouse Antiques, located in Morris County. SomervilleAntiques is the Largest store in New Jersey. Mount Holly, Hope andLabertville all have antique furniture stores as well. I would like to recommend Mastercrafts Upholster…y. (MORE)
There are a number of websites that offer French antique furniture. A selection of various pieces can be found on sites such as Vintage Glamour, French Finds, The French Depot and eBay.
You can produce a reproduction of antique furniture, but the wordantique implies that it is both original and old. There are manystaining and painting techniques to make something look old.
The dictionary definitions are purposelyvague. A definition on Google notes anantique is "a collectible object, such as a piece of furniture or work of artthat has a high value because of its considerable age."Â (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Define+antique) As all dictionary definition…s do, no timeperiod is specified. Yet, most peopleseeking a definition want a specific time period attached to it. The definition of an antique is subjective. It depends on a person's age, historicalperspective, what they are willing to believe from so-called "experts"Â in thefield, and the country in which the person lives. Americans define antique differently thantheir English cousins and European counterpart. The American Purists define an antique as anyobject made before 1830. 1830 marks thebeginning of the American industrial revolution. The Purists see no value in anything machinemade. They prefer handcrafted items,forgetting the fact that event the best craftsman had bad days. The American Traditionalists prefer the 100 yearold definition. The U.S. Customs Servicecreated this rule with its ruling that no duty need be paid on objects importedinto the United States if they were over 100 years old. The primary value of this definition is thatit floats. Applying the 100 rule, anantique is any object made before the advent of World War I. Beginning in the 1980s, many individualschallenged the Traditionalist definition of antique. At first, arguments were made that an antiquewas any object made before 1945, the end of World War II. This definition is really accepted by mosttwenty-first century collectors and dealers. As time passed, the 1945 date separating antiquesfrom collectibles is questionable, especially when viewed through the eyes andminds of those under the age of 40.There is a growing consensus that an antiques is anything made before1963. This suggests a minimum timepassage of 50 years before an object becomes antique. Many specialist collector groups have their own definitions. The Antique Automobile Club of Americadefines an antique car as any car over 25 years old. My former 1984 Chrysler New Yorker wouldqualify. In 2013, Harry L. Rinker, a leading antiques andcollectibles writer, wrote a "Rinker on Collectibles"Â column #1400 entitled "AnAntique is Anything Made before 1980."ÂMany in the antiques and collectibles trade cried heresy. Rinker rests content with the smile on hisface. (MORE)