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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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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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Understanding Details About Antique Restoration

If you have an antique item of furniture you will want to make sure that it is kept in excellent condition and you will find out as much as you can about antique preservation and cleaning. There are however those pieces which you have picked up at a jumble sale and want to fix up. There are some things you will need to know about antique restoration first so that you don't ruin the item. These are some questions that you will also have to ask bef
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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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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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The Extra Value of Priceless Antique Furniture

Valuing antiques furniture is something which can be easily disregarded simply by a lot of. Persons who aren't serious antique furniture collector will not recognize that these individuals possess a few components of antique furniture in their home which includes acquired by and forwarded to children. Nonetheless , should you must gain expertise on addresses antique shop, definitely you're those categories of while using the eye for antique furn
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Tips To Do With Your Wingback Chairs

Decades ago, wingback chairs were created for royalties and a few privilege people. This type of chair started during the era of Queen Ann. Thankfully, through time, this trend has been eliminated. As of today, everybody has the right to enjoy the comfort of these chairs. Winged back chairs have broad designs. Some of them are inspired by earlier designs dating back to the time of the monarchs. However, the antique look of wing chairs has been mi
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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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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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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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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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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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A guide to English antique furniture

English antique furniture has more to it than value and sophisticated looks. Each piece of English antique furniture represents the characteristics and features that identify its history. From Elizabethan to late Victorian periods, furniture making and designing in England flourished, transformed and took different turns that highlighted the ascending and descending of ruling monarchs. During the Elizabethan period renaissance style furniture was
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Antique Desk Furniture Historical Comparison

I finally realized it is not a Western desk; it is an English desk from the early 20th century. The clues are the wood itself and the hardware. English oak from this period has a distinctively different grain from the Golden Oak of American furniture of this period. The oversized hardware is also distinctly English. The odd pattern of shading was caused by someone stripping the original dark finish but giving the hardware areas a wide berth, crea
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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 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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Collect From a Range of Antique Pieces!

Collecting antique pieces is a hobby for many people. Such pieces lend a distinctive touch to the drawing rooms. You can avail genuine antique furniture from the Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian and earlier periods. There are many stores that specialise in providing such pieces. All you need to do is specify your requirements and leave the rest to the store owner. They will help you get the most striking antique pieces. Antique pieces attract atten
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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 History of Chairs

'Chair' doesn't this word seem so familiar. There will hardly ever be a person who haven't heard this word and haven't used it. Chair is one of the most commonly used objects by the mankind. It is a raised platform or a surface used commonly by a single person to sit on. Chairs are used everywhere starting from our home to other public places like theatres, restaurants, parks, auditoriums, sea shores, resorts, clubs, and even in office buildings.
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