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What Makes Something an Antique?
Every time you watch Antiques Roadshow, you probably wonder: Just how do we know what items are antiques?The rule of thumb used by most antique dealers is that anything about 100 years or older is an antique. Items that are old, but not quite that old, are called vintage. In 1930, the U.S. government put a tax law into effect stating that an item was to be considered antique if made before 1830, about the time the Era of Mass Production began. According to this law, antiques are "works of art (except
Period Antique Furniture 101
While you may never run across a piece of this caliber in your neck of the woods, it certainly doesn’t hurt to learn about the quality of fine American furnitur
Japanese Bronze Vases 10, Appraisals, Appraiser, Estate Auctions
In the Digital Age, What Is Original Art?
In the Digital Age, What Is Original Art? - For collectors of original comic art - and indeed, art of many different media - the digital age..
Advice for selling/donating broken antique bed
Hi r/antiques, I have an antique bed my father gave me that recently broke. The metal piece on the headboard where the sides attach broke in two...
Antique Furniture : How to Restore Original Beauty to Wood Furniture & Antiques
Before restoring a piece of antique furniture, determine what type of wood is being worked upon. Restore original beauty to wood furniture and antiques with ...
Gallery Wall Inspiration and Tips
The 10 Essential Questions to Ask When Buying Antiques (Part 1)
When you choose to invest in an antique you’re buying a sense of history, a story – with loads of character. Before you make your decision to purchase, it’s important to ask yourself some fundamental questions. The answers will lead you to make informed choices that will encourage a lifelong relationship with antique buying. 1) What determines that a piece …