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How to Know if Furniture is Antique?
November 28, 2020

How to Know if Furniture is Antique?

You’re going to spend some money on furniture and accessories, so you may as well buy something that can hold its value after you use it. Antiques often have a greater chance of retaining value than new machine-made furniture. Plus, antiques add a sense of warmth, history, and character to your house. Whether you are purchasing antiques because of their beauty…

Antique Scandinavian Furniture
November 24, 2020

Antique Scandinavian Furniture

Henrik and Mary Follin own and manage Scandinavian Antiques and more. Henrik was born in Sweden and raised in Denmark where his family still lives. He began the business as an antique wholesaler in Denmark 30 years ago, with business in Sweden, Germany, Russia, Italy, France and Romania. Thirty years of hands-on experience gives him innate knowledge and understanding…

Weiman Antique Furniture
November 20, 2020

Weiman Antique Furniture

Category: Furniture Polish What most people don’t know, is that most furniture products that are used to clean or shine wooden furniture are typically all classified as furniture polish. These may include but aren’t limited to: Historically most furniture polishes were composite of a range of natural waxes. The problem with traditional wood waxes was their application…

Antique Furniture Jodhpur
November 16, 2020

Antique Furniture Jodhpur

We at Best of Exports introduce ourselves as full service Buying/Sourcing Agents and Quality Inspection Agency based in Jodhpur, India. We are a one stop shop for all importers, acting as their Indian counterparts with a wide range of buying services. Having a reputation of the most trusted sourcing agent, we specialize in Vintage Industrial Furniture, Reclaimed…

Antique Furniture Hampshire
November 12, 2020

Antique Furniture Hampshire

With more than 40 years’ worth of experience in the antique industry, we believe that we can provide you with the guidance and assistance you need. At The Dorking Desk Shop, we are proud to say that antiques are a passion and we are regarded as specialists in antique tables and desks. If you have any requests or questions about antiques, we will always be happy…

Old Furniture Names
November 8, 2020

Old Furniture Names

Shopping for antique furniture can be exciting and fun. But with all the differing terminology out there, it can be confusing too. For instance, do you know the difference between a buffet and a sideboard? How about a chifforobe and a chiffonier? Read on to find out. Buffet vs. Sideboard These two terms are used interchangeably quite often, and for good reason…

Union Furniture Company antiques
November 4, 2020

Union Furniture Company antiques

This Wonderful Mahogany Secretary was manufactured by a renowned furniture company of Jamestown, New York. It has a metal label inside the left drawer of the secretary to the effect: Union National Furniture Co, Jamestown, New York. It was manufactured approximately 1939. The Union National Furniture Company always had extremely high standards for detail and…

Red Mahogany Furniture
October 31, 2020

Red Mahogany Furniture

In addition to “genuine mahogany” ( What Is Mahogany? Part 1 ) and “true mahogany” there are other timbers which have no botanical relation to the Mahogany family at all, yet may have a trade name that includes the word mahogany in it. It may be important to know these alternative timbers so that one can make a distinction when or if required. These botanically…

Antique Furniture Kelowna
October 27, 2020

Antique Furniture Kelowna

Planning a Kelowna Shopping Trip? Tips for Shopping Near Kelowna Hotels by Natalie Appleton Whatever your tastes and whatever your budget, you’re sure to find the clothes, shoes, jewelry, housewares, and even wine to dress yourself and your table. Kelowna shopping tips: Boutiques/vintage/art Downtown Kelowna offers a unique shopping experience amidst the backdrop…

Antique Furniture Knobs
October 23, 2020

Antique Furniture Knobs

Oodles of cabinet knobs and pulls of all kinds. Shop drawer pulls, furniture pulls, bail pulls, ring pulls, cup pulls or bin pulls of all sorts. Find antique furniture hardware to easily restore worn heirlooms. From kitchen cabinet hinges to icebox hinges and from cabinet latches to catches we have and wide variety of vintage decorative hardware. Shop cabinet…

How to Tell the age of furniture?
October 19, 2020

How to Tell the age of furniture?

Hunting for antique American furniture is a popular pastime, but how do you really know what you re buying is a true classic, such as a Shaker or Chippendale piece? By examining the shape and condition of the furniture nails and screws as well as the wood and finish, you can get a fairly good idea of when the furniture was built, and possibly by whom. Advertisement…

Japanese Antique Furniture
October 15, 2020

Japanese Antique Furniture

Simplicity elegance and function are fundamental to oriental design not to mention fine craftsmanship and at Kazari + Ziguzagu we stock a broad range of antique, vintage and contemporary furniture from Japan, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. We stock Antique and Vintage Japanese and Chinese furniture from the 14th Century through to the mid 20th Century. Our contemporary…

Antique Furniture Canada
October 11, 2020

Antique Furniture Canada

Have a house full of furniture and other “stuff” that you need to sell? Well, you’ve come to the right place as we are your Canadian experts in high-end Content and Estate Sale services from your home. We know that dealing with the disposal of an entire estate or contents of a home can feel like an insurmountable task. At Sell My Stuff Canada we employ a highly…

Antique Marble Top Furniture
October 7, 2020

Antique Marble Top Furniture

You can find antique marble top tables from many eras. Marble has been used for centuries to decorate and luxuriously furnish homes. Often marble pieces broken from ancient ruins were used to make these tables. Examples of Antique Marble Top Tables One of the oldest known Italian marble tables is the Farnese table which can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum…

How to value Antique furniture?
October 3, 2020

How to value Antique furniture?

Aunt Minnie, bless her heart, put you in her will. That’s the good news. The not-so-good-news is that you don’t have clue whether that purple velveteen settee is a valuable antique or just a really ugly piece of truly uncomfortable furniture. The following tips will help you take the guesswork out of dealing with furniture and other items left to you by the dearly…

Bassett Furniture Industries Antique
September 29, 2020

Bassett Furniture Industries Antique

Car enthusiasts, mark your calendar. On May 20, the first Bassett Highway 57 Cruise-in of the 2017 season will be held. From 4 to 8 p.m. that day, hundreds of antique and vintage vehicles are expected to fill the Bassett Furniture Industries parking lot to launch season two of the cruise-ins. The Bassett Highway 57 Cruise-in Committee announced its schedule for…

Antique Furniture Upholstery
September 25, 2020

Antique Furniture Upholstery

Your #1 North Shore Furniture Upholstery Expert Antique wood furniture and upholstery are our specialty at Karzen Restoration. Not only will we restore the wood to a brand new shine, but we will amaze you with our talent to reupholster your furniture and give it a complete make-over. Nobody needs to know how often you use your chairs! Your family heirlooms are…

Antique Furniture Athens Georgia
September 21, 2020

Antique Furniture Athens Georgia

Lamar Dodd Gallery Henry Eugene “Gene” (or “Shorty”) Thomas (1883-1965) worked from his home in Athens, Ga., as an antiques dealer and furniture maker for more than four decades. Because he relied on locally found antiques for inspiration and because he favored local woods such as walnut, cherry and maple, his furniture has a distinctly regional flair. In particular…

Antique Nautical Furniture
September 17, 2020

Antique Nautical Furniture

Unique things from the seven seas Annapolis Maritime Antiques is the premier shopping destination for the world’s largest collection of authentic World War II Liberty ship and Victory ship hatch covers in original condition, which we turn into one-of-a-kind nautical furniture in our woodworking workshop. Most of our furniture is made to order. We stock a large…

Antique Furniture Restoration Toronto
September 13, 2020

Antique Furniture Restoration Toronto

Years after opening in the Junction, Smash is still the city s favourite destination for salvage items, thanks to a pitch-perfect mix of reclaimed industrial furniture and irreverent design finds like men at work signs, vintage mugshot posters and light-up electric Jesuses. Reclaimed doors are just an entry point to this shop in the Castlefield Design District…

Antique Furniture Toronto Kijiji
September 9, 2020

Antique Furniture Toronto Kijiji

The look of the moment? A carefully calibrated mix of styles, offset with the perfectly weathered and storied vintage object as a statement piece – such as a midcentury-modern armchair placed just so or a retro turntable displayed in a built-in bookcase. Small retailers are increasingly responding to this trend, stocking specialized boutiques with well-curated…

Cheap Bureau Furniture
September 5, 2020

Cheap Bureau Furniture

Hi everyone, a question landed in my inbox last week about my favorite paints for furniture, here it is along with my answer: Dear Miss Kate, I can tell you like to paint furniture and you have been doing it for a few years, and I’m very thankful for all our tips. I see you use a lot of different paints, but I’m trying to decide which one I should use on a dresser…

Auction House Furniture
September 1, 2020

Auction House Furniture

Freeman’s auction house services clients in the buying and selling of fine art, antiques, and jewelry. With international experience and comprehensive knowledge of market conditions, the specialists at Freeman’s, work closely with consignors and collectors to offer unparalleled service in the sale and purchase of fine art, antiques, jewelry, books and more. A…

Antique Painted Furniture Techniques
August 28, 2020

Antique Painted Furniture Techniques

Painted furniture seems to be all the rave lately, right? Chalk paint, Milk paint, latex paint, so many different types of paint. BUT, how do you create that antiqued Chippy paint look? What paint should you use? How do you apply it? I’m going to try to answer all these questions and show you how I painted my fireplace mantel with the easiest chippy paint technique…

Old Fashioned Furniture Names
August 24, 2020

Old Fashioned Furniture Names

What is That Piece of Furniture Called? by Bob Brooke Do you sometimes get confused with furniture names? If you’re a collector of antiques, you probably have found that the same name can often refer to several different kinds of furniture. If you’re just starting to collect antiques, you’re probably just downright confused. Furniture was named in two ways: After…

Antique Furniture Maker Mark
August 20, 2020

Antique Furniture Maker Mark

Alichia van Rhijn of Hearth Collective in Victoria hand crafts beautiful spoons, bowls and serving boards from wood. She is also an avid vintage and antique collector with an appreciation for the importance of makers’ marks, not only in identifying a piece’s provenance but the impact it can play on its price. “I find this fascinating and hope that my mark will…

Antique Furniture Alberta
August 16, 2020

Antique Furniture Alberta

Where On Earth Did You Get That 325 Edmonton Trail SE, Airdrie, AB T4B 2C2, Canada (403) 948-3669 Where On Earth Did You Get That Antique Mall with 15, sq ft of antiques and vintage items located 12 minutes north of Calgary. Alberta Beach Ever After Antiques and Collectibles 4823 50 Ave, Alberta Beach, AB T0E 0A0, Canada (780) 237-3528 Ever After Antiques and…

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