The word 'antique' is usually referred any item that is about 100 year old and fairly rare. While buying these elegant furniture items, onemust be extremely cautious and should have keen eye for detail.
Interestingly, there are at least 15 important areas viz. furniture, interior decoration items, jewelry etc. Therefore, the buyers must have a precise idea on what to buy and also on where and how to place these vintage furniture items. This advance planning often helps the buyers to choose and buy the according to their creative ideas, as these elegant furniture items are usually available in single units.
This approach helps the buyers to choose their desired furniture items to their bedrooms, guest rooms, patio, dining rooms, in fact for every kind of space in the house. An interior decorated with vintage furniture is remembered more often due to the aesthetics values it carries and also the ancient values and finesse of the craftsman it evinces. Therefore, buyers must always carefully research the items and also the dealer before buying. Another important factor to be considered by the buyers is to evaluate the kind of wood that has been used for creating these classic furniture items.
The unparalleled quality of these vintage furniture items is generally augmented due to the use of Mahogany, Walnut, Oak and Pine wood. Nonetheless, the kind and quality of the wood becomes the crucial element when it comes to actual buying.
The proud owners of such classic furniture must invariably make an effort to clean and maintain on time, in order to protect the value and enigmatic charisma it bequeaths to the future generations. The antique furniture owners are therefore advised to use pure beeswax (carnauba) for cleaning and polishing purposes.
Several times these antique furniture items lose their charm and value as the buyers who usually invest their hard-earned money in buying these items, compromise the cleaning and maintenance with lemon oil, which is a strict no. Usage of lemon oil makes the wood dry, darken the patina and decrease the life of these expensive items.
Hence, it is always recommended for the buyers not to buy from those dealers who use lemon oil for shining and elegant look. The buyers may however rub their fingers on the finish and if the finger becomes oily, it can be considered an indication for the usage of lemon oil.
Apart from this, the buyers must also check the every part of the furniture to the confirmation of usage of matching wood. There are chances where few dealers use unethical practices like replacing the back panels with another type of wood, re-doing the broken parts etc.
Nevertheless, the buyers are advised to invest the best amount of time on researching these furniture and interior items, visit etsy and experience the first hand information. We sell antiques, one - off items, home goods, bath bombs