Are you looking to buy an antique desk, writing table or antique desk chair? If you are unsure where to start we have a few pointers to here.
Originality and Authenticity: The reproduction furniture market is as popular as ever offering new or recently made or vintage reproduction antique furniture.
These pieces can still command a high price for the workmanship involved however they will not hold their value over the longer term.
If you are reading this we assume you are looking for a genuine antique piece of furniture and looking for some advice.
Choose a reputable antique dealer If you are looking for a genuine antique piece of furniture it is wise to choose a reputable antique dealer.
Look for a business that has the backing of a professional association such as LAPADA, this will ensure that they operate by a strict code of conduct.To anyone who is concerned about using this wonderful company.....please don't be worried! We bought two writers desks, one was a lovely antique French writing desk and another a large antique Mahogany desk. This company was personable, helpful and sent the desks to us in Denver with NO complications. They followed up to make sure we were happy and also provided cups under the desk to make sure they were of the optimal height. We were hesitant buying items so expensive online, but can honestly say our high expectations were exceeded!
It is clear that many more people are looking at the conservation and restoration of good quality furniture.
As an investment, it can make good sense to put your savings into something you are going to use and enjoy probably for the rest of your life and be able to pass on to your children and grandchildren.
Gone are the cheap throw away pieces of furniture, the shabby chic and the plank like oak furniture knocked together from flat packs from India and China.
More savvy customers choose to invest in quality antique furniture nowadays.
Although brown furniture did see a slump in popularity in England it has remained popular in Italy, USA and Canada as well as many European countries.
And we are pleased to see that in the UK is now seeing a resurgence again.
We trust that the general buying public continues to value the beauty, quality and expert workmanship that antique furniture has to offer.