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Since a house is far more than a home, it requires furniture that is far more than just functional. It requires furniture with soul. Nothing does this better than antique and vintage furniture which combine quality with a warmth and personality only time can bring. These were pieces that were good enough for our ancestors to buy and use and love. And if it was good enough for them, then they probably deserve to join our family too. Furthermore an antique cabinet or antique table will add character to even the most uninspiring room.


So how should you really shop for antique furniture? Well, the simple answer is to have fun with it. Free from the conformity of current fashions you can acquire pieces just because you like them and because they inspire you. Buy an elegant Art Deco chest of drawers because it adds unashamed glamour to the room, buy a deep buttoned Victorian armchair because secretly inside you pretend you are Sherlock Holmes every time you sink down into it. Or simply place a 17th Century coffer at the end of the bed so that every time you wake up you can admire the warmth and wear those 300 years of loving handling brings.


At LoveAntiques we have an amazing and ever-changing selection of vintage and antique furniture for sale online from hundreds of Antique Dealers, catering for all your needs. 

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Gildersleve Antiques

Primitive French Low Table

Reserved

Primitive French Low Table

Reserved

Gildersleve Antiques

£ 495

€585
$605

Fine Regency Canterbury Music or Magazine Rack

£ 495

€585
$605

Millers Antiques

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

19th Century Ebonised Commode Chest

£ 2,350

€2,779
$2,873

19th Century Ebonised Commode Chest

£ 2,350

€2779
$2873

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

Outstandng French Gilt Sofa

£ 2,995

€3,541
$3,661

Outstandng French Gilt Sofa

£ 2,995

€3541
$3661

Fernyhough Antiques Ltd

£ 3,950

€4,670
$4,828

19th Century Bleached Oak Centre Table with Sunburst Top

£ 3,950

€4670
$4828

Marlborough Antiques & Interiors

£ 360

€426
$440

Small Proportioned Oak Glazed Bookcase

£ 360

€426
$440

Worboys Antiques

£ 295

€349
$361

Antique Table Top Counter Display Case Cabinet

£ 295

€349
$361

The Antique Shop

£ 69

€82
$84

Antique Primitive Miniature Elm Stool

£ 69

€82
$84

Antique and Unique

Georgian Antiques

Victorian Two-Tier Table

£ 1,150

€1,360
$1,406

Victorian Two-Tier Table

£ 1,150

€1360
$1406

Georgian Antiques

£ 245

€290
$299

Small Narrow Oak Open Bookcase

£ 245

€290
$299

Worboys Antiques

£ 1,650

€1,951
$2,017

1930's Art Deco Figured Walnut Wardrobe

£ 1,650

€1951
$2017

Marylebone Antiques

£ 3,795

€4,487
$4,639

Suburb Quality Art Deco Walnut Cocktail Cabinet

£ 3,795

€4487
$4639

Joseph Riley Furniture

£ 425

€503
$519

Early 18th Century Oak Coffer

£ 425

€503
$519

Jennings and Cox

£ 875

€1,035
$1,070

Quality Sheraton Style Occasional Table

£ 875

€1035
$1070

Georgian Antiques

£ 425

€503
$519

Oak Art Deco Glazed Bookcase

£ 425

€503
$519

Worboys Antiques

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

French 18th Century Oak 3 Drawer Commode

£ 995

€1,176
$1,216

French 18th Century Oak 3 Drawer Commode

£ 995

€1176
$1216

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Joseph Riley Furniture

Heals Limed Oak Sideboard

£ 2,195

€2,595
$2,683

Heals Limed Oak Sideboard

£ 2,195

€2595
$2683

Joseph Riley Furniture

£ 425

€503
$519

Mid Century Oak Chest of Drawers

£ 425

€503
$519

Worboys Antiques

£ 525

€621
$642

Antique Victorian Mahogany Canterbury

£ 525

€621
$642

Marylebone Antiques

£ 585

€692
$715

Antique Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers

£ 585

€692
$715

The Antique Shop

£ 295

€349
$361

Late 19th Century French Pitch Pine Side Table

£ 295

€349
$361

Worboys Antiques

£ 695

€822
$850

Late Victorian Mahogany Inlaid Bookcase

£ 695

€822
$850

Treehouse Antiques

£ 145

€171
$177

Early 20th Century Carved Oak Stool

£ 145

€171
$177

Worboys Antiques

£ 235

€278
$287

Antique Carved Oak Occasional Lamp Side Table

£ 235

€278
$287

The Antique Shop

£ 450

€532
$550

Mid 20th Century Brass & Iron Four Poster Bed

£ 450

€532
$550

Neville Platt Antiques

£ 1,050

€1,242
$1,283

Pair of Antique Pitch Pine Railway Station Benches

£ 1,050

€1242
$1283

Penderyn Antiques

£ 575

€680
$703

Small Mahogany Breakfront Sideboard

£ 575

€680
$703

Marylebone Antiques

£ 3,450

€4,079
$4,217

19th Century Antique Anglo-Indian Carved Cabinet

£ 3,450

€4079
$4217

Martlesham Antiques

Richie Perrott Antiques

Edwardian Chest of Drawers

£ 495

€585
$605

Edwardian Chest of Drawers

£ 495

€585
$605

Richie Perrott Antiques

£ 2,850

€3,370
$3,484

Fine Quality Early 19th Century Mahogany Pedestal Desk

£ 2,850

€3370
$3484

Thakeham Furniture ltd

£ 595

€704
$727

Antique Pitch Pine Railway Station Bench

£ 595

€704
$727

Penderyn Antiques

£ 625

€739
$764

Antique Edwardian Mahogany Inlaid Writing Desk

£ 625

€739
$764

The Antique Shop

£ 585

€692
$715

Burr Walnut Triple Mirror Dressing Table c.1930

£ 585

€692
$715

The Antique Shop

£ 1,150

€1,360
$1,406

Figured Walnut Cabinet Bookcase c.1930

£ 1,150

€1360
$1406

The Antique Shop

£ 395

€467
$483

Antique Burr Walnut Coffee Table

£ 395

€467
$483

Marylebone Antiques

Antique Furniture FAQs


How do I identify antique furniture?


Although most antique furniture is found without labels or dates, genuine antique pieces can usually be identified from a combination of the materials used, the style of the piece as well as the natural wear on the finish or Patina. Patina is something that can only occur naturally over time and is very hard to fake via man-made effects such as staining, sanding and painting. The skill is looking at lots of tiny details which convince you the item is a genuine antique. Much of this skill and knowledge can be built up over time just by observing real pieces and learning from those around you. It is also a good reason to buy from reputable antique dealers such as those on LoveAntiques who can give you the piece of mind that the item is what you say it is as well as offer valuable advice.  


How to value antique furniture?


Like any collectable field antique furniture can range in value between nearly worthless to virtually priceless. In the past price guide reference books were a good starting point for valuing different items, but today such books have become nearly obsolete with the power of the internet at our fingertips. In most cases the internet will be the first place to research your item but don’t forget that the values you find can vary dramatically depending on the condition, who is selling them, where the item is located and more. While there are certain furniture items which are less or more fashionable today than in the past, desirability and value really comes down to individual taste and the room it is going into. You can ask your local auction house or antique dealer for a valuation but in both cases the value they give should be considered an estimate only. There are specialist online valuation services which will provide valuations for a fee but again check their location as values can vary dramatically between countries and continents.  


Is Mahogany furniture valuable?


The simple answer is Mahogany furniture can be very valuable. It has always been a scarce and prized timber so is usually a sign that the antique item was expensive and well made at the time, sometimes by the very best makers and designers. Mahogany was first imported from the West Indies at the start of the 18th Century and continued to be popular up to the beginning of the 20th Century. It not only has an appealing red tone and grain but is strong and crisp to carve. However, Mahogany has also always been scarce, so almost from the start was also being used as a veneer as well as solid timber. Today antique mahogany is slightly less fashionable overall compared to other timbers (such as Oak) so can be purchased for less than in the past making them great value. In truth if you like the item or it suits the room, then that item is valuable to you either way.


What date is Georgian and Victorian Furniture?


The Georgian era in England (1714-1837) began with King George I in 1714 and ended with the death of George IV in 1830. However, for simplicity most people also include the subsequent reign of William IV from 1830-37 into the Georgian period. The Victorian era (1837-1901) began when Queen Victoria took to the throne in 1837 and until her death in 1901. When describing antique furniture people sometimes use the terms Georgian and Victorian somewhat loosely to also describe items created in the styles popular during those times.


What is vintage Furniture?


The phrase ‘Vintage Furniture’ is commonly used to describe a whole group of furniture that is not yet old enough to be antique. Many people and sales platforms deem that vintage items must be a minimum of 20 years old to be called Vintage and that they finally become Antique when they are at least 100 years old. In principle this is a pretty clear definition, but it is important to recognise that these are only guide-lines and some will use ‘Vintage’ to refer to even newer items in an older style.