The Types of Online Antique Furniture You Can Find on LoveAntiques.com
Whether you are looking for antique furniture in London, or anywhere else, you will find one of the most comprehensive ranges of products that surpasses anything that you will see in your average antique furniture store. We have a selection of vintage bedroom furniture and antique bedroom furniture, as well as vintage industrial furniture and antique painted furniture. Whatever style of furniture it is that you are looking for such as tables, cabinets, chairs, beds, or bookcases, we are confident you will find what you need.
All dealers are thoroughly vetted to ensure that they are reputable and reliable and that they sell genuine vintage and antique furniture. Our website is the perfect platform for dealers looking to sell antique furniture and antique furniture buyers alike.
Consideration When Buying Antique Furniture
When you are looking for vintage furniture for sale, there are a few considerations that you should consider before making your purchase. One of the most important aspects is the quality and condition of the item. The maker of the antique or vintage style furniture is also a vital factor as some makers' work is more valuable than others. You will also want to find out if a piece of furniture has been restored, or if it still has the original patina. Where possible, you will also want to get provenance from the antique furniture shop before committing to your purchase. With all the products displayed on the LoveAntiques.com website, you can speak to the dealers directly and ask all the relevant questions first, before you buy.
Why Buyers and Sellers Shop for Vintage Furniture in Stores Online
You find that when you are looking to purchase antique furniture online, or vintage furniture online, you will have a much more extensive selection than when you visit your local vintage furniture shop. At LoveAntiques.com, we have dealers in antique furniture UK wide, as well as sellers from overseas, giving you a wide and varied selection from which you can choose. We showcase a wide variety of dealers who have all been thoroughly vetted to ensure the products that they sell are genuine antique and vintage style furniture. You can speak to each dealer directly by clicking on the image of the product and click the Ask a Question button at the top of the page. If you decide to follow through with a purchase you can also pay for your item securely via debit or credit card, or PayPal, and this is done through the dealer's merchant banking, you do not need to pay LoveAntiques.com anything!
Delivery Of Your Second Hand Antique Furniture
The dealers that appear on LoveAntiques.com will be able to deliver their vintage furniture UK-wide, and it is essential that you speak to the dealer regarding the delivery of your purchase. The last thing that antique furniture buyers want is for their shipment to get damaged in transit, so you will need to ensure that the dealer uses a reputable courier company and that there is adequate insurance. Delivery via courier can add some expense to your purchase but will help to ensure that your second-hand vintage furniture will arrive intact and without damage. Whether you are a buyer or seller of antique furniture, LoveAntiques.com is the best portal for purchasing high-quality antiques from reputable antique dealers all over the world.
Antique Furniture FAQs
How do I identify my antique furniture?
Aside from signature marks or labels of the furniture maker, look for signs that tell you the piece was made by hand. Real antiques aren’t perfectly cut, and you would find semi-circular or straight saw marks on them. Dove-tails are uneven and few. As for the finishing, see if it can be dissolved by either alcohol or ammonia, showing that it was either made of shellac or milk paint, respectively.
At what age is furniture antique?
For furniture to be called an antique piece, it has to be 100 years old or more. You’d call the furniture vintage if it’s less than a hundred years old yet not younger than 20 years. A knowledge of the different furniture styles in history will come in handy in identifying the time period during which the piece was created, which would help determine the furniture’s age.
What is the most sought after antique furniture?
The most expensive antique piece of all time and therefore, the most sought after, is a Chinese vase with gold banding and fish motif. Called the Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase, it is said to have been created in the 17th century for the Chinese emperor Qianlong. In 2010, the item was sold at an auction in the United Kingdom for $80.2 million. Another example of a valuable antique is Song Dynasty’s Ru Guanyao Brush Washer Bowl, which was sold for a price of $37.7 million in 2017 in Hong Kong.