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Take Care Of Your Antique Furniture

Some people have the hobby of collecting antique furniture, while others inherit them from their ancestors. Whoever it may be, everyone wants to take care of his antique furniture. But people don't have enough knowledge about what to do and what not to do. This article would help you find out some of the important things about preserving your furniture. 1. Relative humidity- The fluctuations that occurs in relative humidity due to central heating
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Great Tips for Determining Antique Furniture Values

Appraising antique furniture is an important skill for any antique hunter. Professional appraisers have had a great deal of experience to draw from but using a professional to appraise every item you are considering purchasing is just not practical, let alone affordable. It is possible to determine furniture values yourself with a little preparation. Here are some great tips. Whether you are buying antique furniture to put in your home or to real
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Helpful Guide in Buying Antique Furniture

The aesthetic value of antique furniture pieces is one of the reasons why many antique collectors prefer these items. There is a wide variety of styles and era to choose from. Antique collectors have, in some ways, mastered the skills in knowing what a good buy is, but as novice, you may need more time and experience. If you plan to buy antique furniture piece to add glamour to your home, be on the lookout for reproductions. The following helpful
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The Beauty of Italian Chairs

Furniture design is continually evolving, yet the one thing that holds true through time is beautiful, hand-crafted items. European furniture makers have long been hailed as incredible craftsmen. Italian craftsmen have long been the trend-setters, creating beautiful timeless pieces through the ages. Whether they are large and luxurious or utilitarian and elegant, Italian craftsmen have engaged and marvelled us for hundreds of years. The perfect
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Antique furniture styles: Queen Anne

Antiques are collectible items that are valuable because of their age, rarity and beauty. English antique furniture is one of the most sought after collectibles - their degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail makes them very popular for antique collectors. Antique furniture includes dining tables, chairs, chests and bureaus most commonly made of mahogany, oak, pine, walnut and rosewood. There are a number of different styles of English a
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Why Choose Antique Wicker Furniture

While it is true that time shortens the mortality of things, time also preserves its worth. This means that things grow more valuable over time. Although, this does not practically hold true for things that degrade and diminish, this certainly is appropriate for things that are of quality and those that withstand time, including furniture. Furniture dates back in the early civilization of Ancient Egypt. Although furniture during the early civiliz
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Arts and Crafts Antique Furniture: A Return to Simpler Times

When we think of names like Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) and William Morris (1834-1896) today, we think of these men as decorators; Pugin being responsible for the insides of the Houses of Parliament, and perhaps rather unkindly, Morris for wallpaper, tiles and placemats. However, both these men were ardent reformers of their day and were in part responsible for the beginnings of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which reacted against low
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Antique dining room furniture

No matter how modern things start to look and how chic our interiors become with the innovative and creative modern day furnishings, antiques hold their own place. Antique furnishings have always held their own special value and charm and are simply non-replaceable. One of the places where the antiques fit best is undoubtedly the dining room. This is because; the dining room is the place which includes a large number of furniture. So, decking up
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Decorating With Antiques

More and more people are turning to antiques for decorating their homes. Not only do they love the look but they also love the feeling that antiques give to their homes. Most antique decorating includes the basic-chair, sofa, tables, and lamps, but the complete job also includes accessories - wall decorations, and fine handwoven oriental rugs on hardwood or stone floors. Oriental rugs tend to give the antique decor more of an authentic feeling.
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How to Spot Egyptian Antique Furniture

Egyptian men used two types of chairs. The first type was made of wood with a slight curved inwards seat. This design was probably to make for more comfortable sitting. This type of chair was built with three wooden legs, which curved outwards. The chair was of a simple design and purposely built for long term use. It could withstand constant daily rough treatment. This type of chair could easily be placed in a present day kitchen, and would not
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How to acquire Antiques to collect

You can make your home more beautiful with expensive looking sofa antiques, but what should you consider before you buy that special antique sofa? An antique is categorized as a part of furniture that is very, very old and has kept an appeal to the buyer. Georgian period items, Regency furniture, Victorian and Edwardian pieces are just some examples of antique furniture. The scarcity and rarity of antiques reflect how much they would cost and how
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Antique Shopping in Nashville

When most people hear the words ‘Nashville' the first thought that comes to mind is country music. While Nashville is world famous for its musical talent, many people are unaware of the unique antique shops located throughout the city. Unfortunately the word ‘antiques' seems to get used very liberally these days and most ‘Antique Shops' turn out to be little more than glorified garage sales. However, as a native Nashvillian and antique dealer fo
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Recognizing genuine antique furniture

In a world where modernism seems to be taking over an enduring passion for antique furniture however remains. Antiques as they are commonly referred to are always sought after with many paying exorbitant amounts to own one. What is the secret to the popularity of antiques? Well for one it could be the sheer hand done craftsmanship that provided an everlasting uniqueness to the pieces. The quality of the craftsmanship cannot be denied and having
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What To Look For When Buying Dining Chairs

Dining chairs are an important feature of any dining room. Central to the functionality and usability of a given dining area are the table and chairs from which family interaction and meals can be enjoyed, and making sure that the chairs you buy are designed to last can be both tricky and critical to ensuring you can maximise enjoyment from your dining room for both yourself and your family. So what should you be looking for when you next buy din
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Kinds of Dining Room Chairs

Dining room chairs are a very important element when buying dining furniture, not only because of how they look but because of how they feel. Dining room chairs should be both good looking as well as comfortable for the optimal dining experience. You can choose the finish of the chair (upholstered, leather, wood etc.) you can choose formal chairs or casual chairs which can fold away for easy storage when not in use, and even armchairs if that is
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Antique Chair

How would you classify Vintage chairs? Usually those chairs that are at least 100 years old are referred to as Vintage chairs. A lot of folks like to have Vintage chairs in their den and those chairs are in demand are mostly from early 1900's. If you want to discover this chairs then you need to have some beneficial knowledge of antiques and you'll need to do a great shop around in the market to locate great Vintage chairs that are in very good
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Innovative Ideas for Restoring a Wooden Chair

An old wooden chair can be restored in a number of ways. One can use it various innovative ways with just a bit of creativity and intelligence. Mentioned below are few creative ideas to restore your old wooden chair. Check them out: Paint You can easily render an old wooden chair new by painting it. Apply a fresh coat of a colour that complements the over all decor of the house and you will be ready with an interesting piece of furniture f
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Discover Tips On Good Leather Wing Back Chairs

Wing back chairs are perfect for those who want to feel like royalty. You do not have to wish for that anymore. Over the years, a lot of the items that were once made for the queens, princesses, kings and princess and even the priests of those royal times were not available for ordinary people to enjoy. One of those most loved items are the leather wing back chairs. Are you feeling tired about your old wooden chairs, swivel chairs, high chairs, a
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Basic Information About Wooden Chairs

Wooden furniture is one of the best ways to add a quaint touch to any house. Today, one can get almost every kind of wooden furniture for their homes - right from dining tables to wooden chairs. Chairs made of wood are as comfortable and stylish as the chairs made out of any other kind of material. Here is some important information about chairs of wood Wooden Chairs are part of a complete set of furniture: Furniture is always made in a complete
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London in Grip of an Antiques Obsession

The UK has always had a certain love affair with the world of antiques illustrated by the long-running TV show The Antiques Roadshow, but Paris could be out-doing London when it comes to vintage-chic. Flea markets and vintage chic have never been so in demand. With leading London markets like Portobello having a globally-hip appeal, the capital has long been home for antique fans and flea-chic fans. But Parisian vintage markets are reportedly giv
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