Our tips for buying antique furniture

Our tips for buying antique furniture

Antique furniture can add a touch of elegance and history to any home or garden. However, buying antique furniture can be a daunting task, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the process. Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of antique furniture buying:

  1. Do your research: Before you start shopping, it's important to do your research on the different styles, periods, and materials used in antique furniture. This will give you a better understanding of what you're looking for and help you identify quality pieces.

  2. Check for authenticity: When buying antique furniture, it's important to make sure it's authentic. Look for signs of wear and tear that are consistent with the age of the piece, such as cracks, splits, and patina. We carfefully restore our antiques, keeping their character.

  3. Consider the condition: Antique furniture can be in various conditions, so it's important to consider the level of restoration needed before making a purchase. While some pieces may require minimal restoration, others may need extensive repairs, which can be costly.

  4. Look for unique pieces: Antique furniture is often one-of-a-kind, so look for pieces that have unique features or designs that make them stand out. This will add character to your home or garden and make your furniture collection more interesting.

  5. View in person: At CES Home & Garden you can visit our showroom to view the items in person or attend an antiques fair. We regularly attend the Arthur Swallow Vintage Salvage Fair at The Cheshire Showground in Tabley.

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