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".
4 people found this useful
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 h…ow 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.
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 past…e wax..this is authentic looking, though it requires periodic waxing and wont hold up to water rings from drink glasses.\n..alternatively, 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.
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 along with the rest of the project.
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 tendo…ns makes these pieces nearly in-destructable. Secondary woods primarily poplar, and backboards of either white oak, ash or chestnut. 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!
Anything made prior to 1898 is concidered an antique for BATF.
the historical society categorises rugs as antique if they are at least 80 years old (pretty much everything else should be 100 yo)
on your computer enter: antique firearms listed by ATF (alcohol,taxes,firearms)
Historic - Built prior to 1919. Antique - Built 1919 through 1942. Classic - Built 1943 through 1968.
Over 80 is correct
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.
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.
The old items have to be at least thirty or more years old. The real antiques are over a hundred years old.
In Cars & Vehicles
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".
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 furnitu…re chains will not likely sell any antiques, because they are no longer in production and can only be marked for pricing individually.
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 val…ue because of its considerable age."Â (https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Define+antique) As all dictionary definitions 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.