It is the durability and functionality of antique furniture that makes it an ever popular antique for collectors. A set of six Chippendale antique dining chairs for example can be in constant use and never have to be replaced with something newer. The value and style of these pieces transcends fashion and taste and the quality of cabinetry is such that these pieces of furniture will endure for many hundreds of years after their mass produced equivalent has been put onto a skip.
Furnishing your home with antique furniture means being able to live with and touch these tactile collectibles every day without fear of damage. A home can comfortably be furnished from collections of furniture that go back four sometimes five hundred years.
A smart sitting room can house 18th century Chippendale, Sheraton or Hepplewhite settees for example and perhaps stuffed wing armchairs first made during the reign of Charles II. More recent copies of these rare old settees and chairs can be found in good order and bought far more cheaply than the original but still retain value. Antique desks can fit into all sorts of nooks and crannies and are ideal for modern homes. The bureau with the fall front was always very popular in the 18th century and many homes had two within the drawing room, one for the husband and one for the wife to use. Other items for the modern sitting room could be two or three side, sofa or occasional antique tables to complete the ‘antique’ look.
Versatile, functional and useable antique furniture can all be bought from dealerships in antique furniture in Lancashire , London and across the UK.
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