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An antique is an object having a special value because of its age, like domestic item or a piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin. It is an old collectable item, collected or desirable because of its rarity, condition, utility or other unique features. It is also an object that represents a previous era in human society.
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How do you start an antique store?

You can start an antique store by getting some money then you find a store that is willing to sell for your amount of money if they sell for that amount you get some workers and a good business plan once your done with that you get the antiques that you want to sell such as clocks than you got to get some money to pay the workers with and you done so i hope to walk in to your antique store someday my little shining pupil . The best way to start an antique store depends on what kind of money you have to start with. If funds are short, perhaps a flea market or antique mall is the best answer. If funds are higher, you could buy, rent or lease a building and start your store there. Either way, you are going to need a few things, such as a business license, a tax ID number for your state (unless you are outside the US, then your laws will differ), and a supply of antiques. Note that the best sources of antiques are estate sales and auctions. . The best way to make a small fortune in Antiques is to start with a large one. Other than that, I would strongly suggest starting small. Start with a budget of $100.00. Buy something that you know will sell for more, then sell it! Kijiji, eBay, Flea Market, Consignment, Ad in the paper... and then repeat. Really the skill you need more than anything else is knowledge. What is something worth TODAY, not yesterday and not one week from today, but what will it sell for today... Lots of people "know what it's worth" but few know from having sold it. Those selling are usually wanting the most they can get, those buying are usually wanting to pay the least possible. You have to make your profit from the middle... Once you have repeated the above 1000 times, look for an inexpensive location that is easily found. There is usually some location that is undervalued but has foot traffic and parking. I suggest you look for other similar businesses, ones that are Antique stores is best but what I call Destination Businesses are just as good... a business that people will travel to because it provides things that others do not, in my area I have two wonderful clothiers a hobby shop that puts most to shame, great restaurants, a tailor and other such businesses... then pay the rent and work your tail off. Best if you don't have to take any money out for a while... like a year, as it takes time to establish yourself and gain trust in the community. I sold part time for 10 years before I opened and have been open full time 7 years so far. Good luck, it's lots of fun and LOTS of work. .

How do you find the value of an antique chest?

Answer . Look up: Antique chest on www.e-bay.com and see how much people are bidding for it, or selling it for or check out: http://www.prices4antiques.com . or you can give it to me! lol!

Do antique shops always sell real antiques?

Hi I am Andrew Nebbett of Andrew Nebbett Antiques London www.andrewnebbett.com There is no legal requiremant for a shop with Antiques above the door to sell REAL antiques and there are many that abuse this across the world. In the UK we are bound by what we write on a receipt for any goods purchased and there have been many court cases where customers have been refunded their money. In reality here is my advice: Go to a well established shop, ask lots of questions about an item....how old is it, has it been restored, etc and ask for a full receipt describing everything you have been told. The receipt must not contain the word STYLE as this when used with the pre name Georgian, Victorian etc will tell you that the item is not a genuine period one and some kind of copy. The receipt should record date ie c1860 (circa) description and country of origin. Finally it is beneficial to build up a relationship with a friendly dealer as they will guide you through the process....and they hope you will come back again having been happy with your purchase ! .

Is a Baikal IJ27E considered an antique?

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 ABOUT the 1970s.

How do you safely clean antique copper?

Hi, alot of antique dealer and appraisers would have a fit if people cleaned up brass and cooper items, only because it decress the value, you can have a professional do it at a cost!. There is a mild remindy though, combine equal parts of flour,salt and vinegar, mix into a past. Spread the past onto the metal, let it dry, and buff it off w/ a clean dry cloth.

Where do you buy antiques?

There are many places... auctions, garage sales, retail stores etc. Or if just want to be at home relaxing and buying antiques,you can go to the online antique mall,there you can have easy access of antiques without a sweat. If you want to know the best places to buy cheaply, you're probably best to check on some kind of educational program that teaches about antiques in their entirety (like the antique home study school, Asheford Institute Of Antiques)... also taking some kind of course will help make sure you're actually buying "real" antiques, and not fakes.

Does antique tinware have any value?

Antique items fluctuate in popularity each year. From time to time,antique tinware has significant value for the popular pattern ofthe time. Tinware seems to always have at least a small value forpieces in good condition.

Can you clean antique copper faucet?

You can clean an antique copper faucet. However, you may not wantto. If you clean the piece it could lose its patina which takesaway from its value. If you do clean it, use soap and water and begentle.

How old is an antique?

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 classes 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.

How do you verify an antique?

Weather you would like to verify the age or what type of a rug it is then the best way would be to simply send some images of the rug to a reputable antique rug dealer. Make sure that you include a picture of the back of the rug as the weave will help the dealer to identify where the rug was made.

What does antique mean?

unique, special valuable when we hear the word antique it resmbles these and its also verry high in price if u want to sell it or by it.

What is an antique gun?

An old gun that has been around for a while and was widely popular and is now presently not in production and is a rarity to find around anymore.

What is a antiquate?

Antiquate has many definitions including; . To make old-fashioned by replacing by something better. . To design or create causing to appear antique.

How do you get into the antique business?

I've been in the business for 40 years, as my father was an antique dealer. Traditionally, you learned from someone you knew, someone who might mentor you, or conversely, you just hung out a shingle, opened, and hoped for the best. This last option can be expensive, because without a mentor, and a lifetimes worth of antique and collectible knowledge, you're going to end up making expensive mistakes. I was fortunate to have someone teach me the ropes... but today, you can also take courses and classes on the subject. Forty years ago, that didn't exist. One of the programs I've had the chance to examine is the one offered from the Asheford Institute Of Antiques. It's a pretty heady program for someone just starting out, but if you're really serious about getting into the business then I'd check them out. They start right from the beginning with things like historical styles, periods etc., and move all the way up to appraising. I'm not sure where they're located, but if you Google them, I'm sure you'll find out. If you're just getting into the business, they're worth a look in my opinion.

What is a sentence for antique?

This valuable, antique clay pot found near an old Indian burial ground was recently donated to our museum. This grandfather clock from the year 1950 is a valuable antique. Antique means old thing that's not made anymore the way it used to be.

How do you find out what your antique is?

This will take research on your part. Get books from the library or go sit in an section of a bookstore that has collectible and antique books. Start looking for things that look like your item. Take it to a museum they may be to tell you what it is. Look and see if there is any markings or maker on it. Is it metal? Is it wood? is it a tool? what does it look like it is? All of these things are hints that could lead you to what it is.

Where can antiques be sold?

The best place that I have found to sell small antiques for thebest prices is on eBay. I have been selling antique silver,jewelry, and rare books there for years. It is hands-down the bestvenue, with it's worldwide marketplace and ease of use. If you have a particularly rare, or larger items...like art work,or furniture, I recommend a quality auction house. Research theauction house well, ask around about their reputation, look at pastauction results, go to a few auctions before you contract withthem. One could also arrange for a consignment sale with a local thriftstore, too. Most will happily work with you in exchange for getting30% of the total sale.

Who owns antiquity?

We all do, because we are mortal and one day nothing will be left of us but some of our stuff. The objects we appreciate today used to be somebody's stuff, and that's why we like them, whether it's an art treasure which properly belongs to Humanity or the lace doilies Great-Grandmother tatted while waiting for her young husband to return home from the trenches in France, which he did, which is literally how I am here today, and those lace doilies are still in use. If your stuff survives long enough then it becomes part of antiquity for someone in the distant future, who will then own antiquity just as we do today.

What is antique color?

There isnt a certain color for antiques. It depends upon the age and condition. Check the subject matter, if its a sign and it is advertising shoes, check the company on the computer. Look at the age and condition of the sign. If the paint is wearing or the sign looks like it was open to the elements it should be a genuine sign. But also be careful for fakes or replicas because many companies make that kinda thing.

What is the meaning of antiquity?

It is the quality of being very old. Many times it refers to the times or objects from before the middle ages--roughly 1066 to 1500 AD.

How do you refinish antiques?

Some will caution that refinishing an antique significantly reduces its value. If you want to retain the antiques' value, it's a better idea to clean the surface with a nourishing wax compound, such as Briwax, and leave it alone. The scars and marks the piece has earned over time enhance its 'personality'. However, if you are bent on refinishing an antique, you must remove the dirt and wax and stain that have accumulated on it over the years, and reveal the bare wood. If the piece is intricate, you can invest significant hand-work time in sanding and stripping off these elements. Once you've reached this point, you can refinish it in whatever style/ colour/ taste that suits you. Before you begin your refinishing project, it's a good idea to remove any hardware, which you'll replace when your project is finished. Conduct the project in an open, well-ventilated area, because the products you'll use to strip it down to bare wood are toxic and harmful if breathed. As well, if the piece is unstable in any way, once you've stripped it, you may want to shore-up its architecture with hidden supports.

Is your ring antique?

My granda have one. She told me that she is going to give me her antique ring before she dies. She even told me the history of that ring and it happened 1915.

What is rococo antiques?

Rococo refers to a style of interior design that was very popular in 18th century Europe. "Rococo rooms were designed as total works of art with elegant and ornate furniture, small sculptures, ornamental mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings, reliefs, and complementing architecture." ~Straight from Wikipedia. A rococo antique would probably be any one of the above items. :)

Why are antique violins so desireable?

While newer violins can have a beautiful tone, the older a violin is, it gerneally has a very deap tone colour. This tone is what makes 'antique' violins valuable, because they are older and it is hard to buy a new violin with the tone that is desirable for certain types of music.

Do you access antique jewelry?

Hello, yes; you can have access to antique jewelry; but it can costmore money than yellow gold metal depending of the quality...Sincerely: Living Life Enterprises Presents! Happy Holidays to allthe Families around the World!

What is the synonym of antique?

old, ancient, out-of-date, obsolete period piece, relic, bygone, heirloom, collector's item, museum piece, vintage, classic, antiquarian

Why are antiques worth a lot?

Antiques are worth a lot is because of two things. Age and Rareness. Age has a factor to antiques because they aren't made anymore so they get rarer. (BTW rareness and rarer are words and not spelling mistakes)

How do you use the word antiquated in a sentence?

It means too old to be of use. Here are some sentences. . The abacus is now considered antiquated. . The antiquated machinery was finally replaced by modern machines. . Gary felt antiquated as he watched the young interns file into the office.

What are the delicacies of antique?

Theirs a lot of Native Food in Antique: Suman Malagkit Banana Chips Piaya Binayo (limugo) Huwad-Huwad Manok with Ubad ng Saging(yummmy) Etch......

What Antiques roadshow?

Antiques Roadshow is a show here a group of antique experts got o any random place and people come to get their antiques 'evaluated'. What its worth and whatnot.

Is grand piano a antiqued instrument?

While the standard design of the grand piano is old, the instruments do not have to be. There are new grand pianos built every day by companies like Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, and Fazioli.

Can an electric fire be a antique?

yeah i think so, but older units may be dangerous to use, having been manufactured prior to safety consciousness for design of such devices. For example, there might be no protection from overheating, or tipping over, or the cord may be inadequate for a heating appliance, assuming it is not also frayed and an electrical hazard on its own. Many older devices also lack any sort of safety grounding or polarized plug, giving you a higher risk of electrocution if something fails inside. Bottom line, do not use an old one, or have it carefully examined by an expert before you accidentally create a potentially fatal hazard.

Is an House an antique?

Your grammar is terrible! You should be asking 'Is A house an antique?' but instead you insist on on using terrible grammar which I might add is just insulting to people like me! Your the type of person who go on antique road show and sit there with a stupid little vase or doll, and I have to come along and tell you that you don't know what your doing! You people make me sick. GOOD DAY TO YOU SIR!

What is antiquated protocol?

make certain that antiquated protocols those once needed but now no longer used are removed. if you do not, you are leaving an opening for an attacker to access your system through weaknesses in that protocol.

Where can you get an antique sofa?

Antique sofas can be purchased from vendors such as Ebay. Antique look-a-likes can be purchased from The Sofa Gallery and various other Google stores.

What is antique gold?

Well, antique gold metal come in different color or design it is much better indentifed pure solid color white gold that you know come before 1920's and you can see the different because inside and outside it is original solid white gold ! Well, yellow gold metal some time you can for the different disign ! Sincerelry: Profectional Jewelry's !

What is the value of a antique?

It depends on how old it is. If there is an object from, for example, 1717, it can cost thousands, sometimes even millions. The older an antique is, the better.

What is the opposite of antique-?

The word antique doesn't have any one specific opposite word. Someof the antonyms for antique are young, current, and new. Otherwords that are antonyms of antique are modern, recent, andup-to-date.

What do you consider an antique?

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." (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" 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" column #1400 entitled "AnAntique is Anything Made before 1980."Many in the antiques and collectibles trade cried heresy. Rinker rests content with the smile on hisface.

Is antique an adverb?

No, it is an adjective because an adverb is a verb describingsomething and antique is not an action, it is just desribingsomething.

Is antique a noun?

Yes, the word 'antique' is a noun , an adjective, and a verb. Examples: The desk is an antique given to me by my great aunt.( noun ) I spotted the antique lamp at a yard sale.( adjective ) I'm going to antique the kitchen cabinets so they'll look asold as the house. ( verb )