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Antique Grandfather Clocks and Other Decorating Tricks

Now is the best time to invest in big-ticket pieces like dining room sets, antique grandfather clocks, and entertainment centres. You might think that with the economy the way it is, money should be saved instead of spent. However, businesses are also worried about their bottom lines, and as a result they are offering steep discounts and unheard of deals. You can actually save money in the long run by purchasing high quality items while they are
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How to Repair Chipped Wood on Antiques

Antique furniture is made from various materials depending on their purpose and function. Most of the old chairs are made from wooden materials due to the fact that wood is more inexpensive and is easier to carve, design, and construct into beautiful furniture. Although owning wooden antique furniture is rewarding as it offers more aesthetic to your house, it also requires a very demanding responsibility in return. In most cases, these objects ar
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Guide to Buying From Antique Dealers

A professional who sells antiques, often in a permanent establishment but also at fairs, is known as an antiques dealer. There are many advantages to buying from a dealer rather than at auction. There is no pressure to make up your mind in an instant as to how much you are willing to pay, which you may have to do in the heated atmosphere of an auction. You will also know exactly how much you will pay for the piece - there is no need to worry abou
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How can antique furniture restoration prolong the life your possessions?

It might intrigue quite a few people as to what do art connoisseurs find attractive in plain old dusty armchairs and other antique furniture that is of seemingly no use whatsoever. However, those who really love art and like to preserve the centuries old tradition don't need a reason to justify why they spend thousands of dollars on such antique items, simply because they know that such items are priceless. With time, as is the nature of wood, t
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Antique Furniture Basics

Antiques may be of many different kinds and of all the antique collectibles and furniture happens to be the most popular and practical choice. Antique furniture is distinct from other categories of antiques in the sense that no one collects the same type of object repeatedly. It means that you would not want to buy and collect only tables or chests and fill up your home with everything the same. However, you may have a specific liking to certain
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Top Tips To Help You Decide Antique Furniture Values

Here is a guide to assist you when trying to decide antique furniture values. It often happens that you come across an item, and you are unsure what it is, whether it is a valuable antique or not. This would most likely occur in markets such as garage sales. How should you proceed? Normally, an antique expert would scrutinise an object in four different areas, which are quality, condition, rarity, and demand. But first, you must try to identify i
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How to find antique office furniture for your office

Many people involved in traditional office work are keen on antique furniture to furnish their office enabling them to create a classy look and feel. These precious pieces of furniture have the traditional value and gives an elegant appearance. These two important factors are irresistible for those who bid for antique furniture. Antique items are often viewed as the symbols of aristocracy and nobility. A lot of people are hesitant to part with su
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Add A Touch Of Style To Your Home With Antique Table Lamps

Antique Table Lamps If you are like me, you love the look of antiques. I have quite a few furniture pieces that are truly stunning in their old age, and several of them are antique table lamps. This article will target the beauty and style of these lighting fixtures. Lets start by defining what are antique table lamps. There is frequently a bit of confusion on the distinctions between antique and vintage lamps, and many individuals consider both
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Welcome to the New York 'Hall of Antiques'

Rich assortments of 'treasures' including the old and new world are the Antiques. Antiques can be found everywhere and people just get drawn to the beauty of a piece of antique furniture, or to a thing that reminds them of their childhoods. With antiques, it's the warmth of old things - owning a piece of history. As the saying goes 'One person's trash is another treasure' The art and antiques market is greatly diverse. At one end are the collect
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An Introduction to Antique Furniture

Furniture has been a domestic necessity in all civilisations, ancient to modern (and in-between) and has been produced in large quantities over the centuries. Developed from humble beginnings whereby the furniture was constructed out of simple designs by and large cut straight from one section of a tree to more advanced skilfully constructed pieces made possible by more advanced construction and woodwork techniques. The basic requirements and cat
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Antique Furniture Repair in Raleigh NC

Antique furniture means so much more than just having a beautiful chair to sit in or table at which to eat. Each piece of expertly-crafted antique furniture has a story to tell. These pieces were made by hand and constructed with care by people who had a real passion for what they were making. To the craftsman, that antique chair was more than just a place to sit, the chest was more than just a place for storage. These pieces were meant to brin
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Characteristics of True Antique Chinese Furniture

Attempting to spot 'real' antiques verses fake imitation antiques isn't really that challenging if you know what you're searching for. Fake antiques, or else known as reproduction antiques, are merely objects manufactured lately but produced to search as if they are antiques. Don't confuse reproduction antiques with collectables. Collectables are products that had been produced much less than 1 hundred a long time back but have the prospective to
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Some of the Antique Makers and Designers

The majority of English cabinet-makers are known to us only by their names; only rarely is it possible to say who made a particular piece. When this can be done it is for one of two reasons: either because the original bill has been preserved, or because the name of the maker was inlaid, stamped or printed on a paper label inside the article. The following are some brief notes on a very few of the more important designers and makers who worked in
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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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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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Information About Using Barber Chairs

One of the most important tools that is used by barbers are barber chairs. This is where the clients of all barbers sit when receiving service. Barbers need to use chairs that are comfortable and stylish when the customer needs to be impressed. Using an old and outdated chair may not produce results that will lead to any type of significant customer gain. The investment in a new chair provides better functionality and can be affordable. You can o
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Antique Georgian Furniture Is Distinctive and Beautiful

Georgian furniture has been popular ever since it was first introduced in England from the early 1700s to the early 1800s. The furniture that was created then is called Georgian because it was made during the reigns of King George I through King George IV. The Kings commissioned much of these Georgian furniture styles and utilized them in their living spaces. The ornate styling of these pieces then trickled down to the masses, who sought out the
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Decorate With an Antique English Victorian Biscuit Jar and 19th Century Furniture

The English Victorian era was a time when decadence was celebrated and those who had the money spared no expense when buying furniture and other pieces for their homes. During this time in the 19th century, there was a transition going on from the old world to the more modern word. 19th century furniture is a blend of pieces that were still handmade and intricate and pieces that were mass produced as a result of the Industrial Revolution. 19th
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Antique Chinese Furniture

Some benches are witnessed outdoors of eating places as perfectly as inside. Actually they appear to be just about everywhere. The other fascinating point to notice about benches is how varied they are by size and by type. Manufactured from the best woods and beautifully made, examples of these benches are to be found in significant museum collections all through the planet. There can also be awesome fashion similarities among benches manufacture
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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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