Saturday, October 18, 2008

Why I Like Antiques

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Let Your Life Shine With Antiquity

By Sarika Kabra

Antiques are the buzzword when it comes to exquisite home decoration. Antiques might have lost momentarily to the instant charm of modern furniture but they are surely making a strong comeback and making their presence felt in the extremely competitive furniture market. Antiques, however, have a niche market that does not feel the heat of competition because the art lovers are present in sufficient numbers to appreciate the pristine glory of antique furniture.

Antique furniture makes for a perfect drawing room or bedroom. In fact, antique furniture is available in such diverse forms and content that the antique dealers have almost everything for every part of the home. The artistic touch of Amish handcrafted furniture is, in itself, a sight to behold. The Antique Oak furniture can be a piece of decoration as well as the normal utility item, like beds. Such is the grace of Amish furniture that buyers often have to wait for their turn to buy Amish made furniture. This is because the Amish artisans take a long time to finish just one piece of furniture due to the craftiness involved in the process of manufacture.

Possessing antique furniture is a matter of pride for the owners. It took the care and maintenance by generations to preserve their beloved furniture article. And why not? After all, their antique furniture still shines bright amidst the cacophony of modern day furniture. Who can forget the charm of grand pianos and old billiards tables?

Antiques present us with an opportunity to connect with history. Our grandparents have memories and stories attached to the antique furniture items. Each story is worth a million dollars because it is associated with someone you love � your grandparents and of course, the antique furniture. The entire nostalgia surrounding antique furniture is mesmerizing. An antique furniture piece can easily establish a bond with even the one who is not so familiar with its history. Every antique tells its own story, the story about its maker and the story about its origin and journey. The markings on these pieces such as dates, signatures, embossing, embellishments take us back in ancient times. The feeling is close to reliving the history and trying to, somehow, relate to our ancestors.

The importance of antique furniture is often realized from the adornments of official government buildings. It shows the amount of respect the nation has for its history and the historically relevant furniture items. It might seem absurd to our generation but antiques, contrary to popular belief, can never be said to have lived their lives. Their lure is forever etched in the memories of those who want to preserve the golden memories.

Fortunate are those who possess antique furniture. But the non-possessors need not lose heart. Exquisite antique furniture is available with antique dealers as well as online antique furniture shops. Due to a higher value attached to the antique furniture, it has been observed that certain tricksters have started duping the vulnerable buyers who cannot differentiate between an antique and a fake. Extreme caution should be exercised while buying antique furniture, either online or offline.

The author has antique Amish furniture in her home. Amish oak furniture can be purchased easily from an online store. Online wholesale Amish furniture dealers offer better prices and discounts.

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Do not use olive oil to polish a wooden bowl, or it will turn rancid. Wash and rinse bowl well if using an olive oil salad dressing.
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Does It Look Old? Examine the finish for natural signs of wear. Authentic pieces will have dirt in crevices or in places that are hard to clean, and wear around knobs and on drawers caused by friction. The absence of such wear may indicate that the piece is not old, or that it has been refinished. The latter is not necessarily bad if it�s been done well, but it will lower the piece�s value in most instances. Look inside and underneath the piece for dribbles of stain that indicate a sloppy refinishing job.
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Clocks are intricate mechanisms and can be delicate. When you are interested in a piece, try to find out if the clock is in good working order. Some older clocks will only run well if they are absolutely level. If possible, try to have the piece examined by an independent clockmaker. In some instances a clock will retain its value even if the workings have been reconditioned but in other cases the piece becomes virtually worthless without the original mechanism.
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Chlorine in cleaning products products will harm bronze items displayed in a room where these products are used.
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Clean andirons using liquid metal polish and 0000-grade steel wool to remove resin caused by smoke.
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