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Antiques Are A Work Of Art

By J. Foley

The following paragraphs summarize the work of antiques experts who are completely familiar with all the aspects of antiques. Heed their advice to avoid any surprises.

The more authentic information about antiques you know, the more likely people are to consider you a antiques expert. Read on for even more antiques facts that you can share.

Antiques are rare pieces of sculptures or artifacts, which have a high value either due to its age or beauty or may be, both. Antiques are known for their age and, quite often, their rare and/or unusual design. Antiques are a work of art and have exceptionally high value, both monetarily and aesthetically. Antiques are rare so should be maintained in a manner that they could last forever. Antiques are objects and articles that are from a previous era or are over 100 years old.

Furniture

Furniture and other home accessories were so well made years ago that most antiques are still functional and useable today. How do you know if older pieces of furniture you have or collectors items you own arent antiques. Some older furniture and decorations are extremely valuable now because they can still be used for their original functions. The collecting of antique furniture is a particularly popular area of antiques due to the practical characteristics of these antiques. Antique furniture includes dining tables, chairs, bureaus, chests etc. There are a number of different styles of antique furniture depending on when and where it was made.

Dealers

Dealers bring their wares to one central location already priced, then buyers peruse the collections of various dealers and pay the cashier. Dealers come from all over the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dealers in London, Paris, Munich, Antwerp and Vienna report that shoppers can save 30 to 50 percent on furniture, silver, porcelains, Oriental art and rugs purchased abroad, which are admitted duty free if they are at least 100 years old. Dealers cite a growing pride in Scottish heritage both at home and abroad, with the internet allowing unparalleled access to the market. Dealers and appraisers of quality Asian art and antiques from China, Japan, southeast asia, including paintings, scrolls, woodblock prints, etchings, porcelain, bronzes, ivory carvings, netsuke, snuff bottles, and furniture.

Value

Value is determined by many other factors than age alone. Having a good idea of the value of your antiques will also help in settling an estate or in the case of divorce. There are many books that list antique values. Be aware, however, that like many things, antique values can change over time, so try to use the most up-to-date books you can find. Just about any object can become an antique if it survives long enough, but value of an antique in the market place is determined by its appeal and social acceptance.

Auction

Auctions are a great way to find the antiques you want without having to brave disorderly crowds. Its also a good idea to find out if there are any auctions or community fairs going on in your area -- you are more likely to find someone who wants to buy your antiques at these places. Auction houses rarely offer educational resources, and are not places for the beginning antique investor. You can also sell your antiques at online auctions, such as Ebay. If you are interested incollecting antiques, auctions, both online and in person, are a good way to get a feel for what items people are interested in these days.

Price

Prices for antiques and collectibles can fluctuate widely and quickly depending on current demand. Prices on antiques are usually based on a perceived fair market value, but sellers may not have very much of their own money invested in the pieces. Prices and availability of any Products are subject to change at any time. Prices may drop down to pre-demand levels once the boom has passed, or they may remain high due to diminished supply as dealers have difficulty replenishing inventories. Price Guides are great tools which provide us with much needed information.

Antiques are meant to be cherished and cared for. Antiques are relics of a time now gone. Antiques are an ongoing commodity of human civilization and will always hold significance to us. Antiques are our connection to our past and our heritage. Some valuable antiques can be bought from antique dealers and auction services or purchased online through websites and online auctions.

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Those who only know one or two facts about antiques can be confused by misleading information. The best way to help those who are misled is to gently correct them with the truths youre learning here.


About The Author

Article Written By J. Foley http://www.jjbargaindeals.com

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Too much has been made in recent years of the 'investment potential' of antiques. It is true that, for the most part, they have performed very well indeed in the long term, but no one can be sure that prices are going to rise without check. Some will fall from time to time, either because a fashion changes or for extraneous economic reasons; but antique furniture is always worth something, which is more than can be said for many of its modern equivalents.
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