An antique – “why would I want something old when I can buy new for not much more?” is a comment often made.
However, people's tastes are changing and also their perception of style. A mix of both modern and antique furniture is becoming fashionable and the latter upon examination has many attributes.
Not only are antiques excellent value for money, compared to new, but they are also built to last, are of excellent quality and have character and charm. Just think of the history an antique may have witnessed over its lifetime!
Most people change their furniture several times during a lifetime and antiques actually facilitate this process. The resale value of antiques can rise, which is more than can be said for new furniture, which can be worthless upon resale. The investment potential in antiques has made this a more appealing and growing market. (Jonathan Dilley - Sales & Marketing Coordinator at Hemswell).
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Period Furniture (17 Sub Categories)
More about Period Furniture...
Furniture produced before 1800, particularly during the Georgian period, when cabinetmakers began to favour mahogany over the previously popular oak and walnut, is usually referred to as ‘Period’ furniture. Styles of Period furniture are often associated with particular designers’ firms: from the classicism of Adam, to the chinoiserie and rococo of Chippendale and on to the more refined and elegant Hepplewhite and Sheraton. Not only London firms produced fine specimens of furniture; provincial cabinetmakers, working from designs published in volumes such as Chippendale’s Director, also made pieces of magnificent quality. (Caroline Hickson - Antiques Dealer at Hemswell).
Please note that category pictures are examples and may not be available.
Also, 20th Century pieces are included in the listings for Period Furniture.