Spoons, forks, cup holders, samovars, plates, figurines, and even old photographs with the image of strangers to you – all this in our time is an antiquity and has its value. How to understand whether something belongs to your item, or is it just taking up space in vain? First of all, if you have already decided to get rid of something, you start to look in local newspapers, look at bulletin boards and find messages of the following nature: “I will buy expensive antiques, antiques, porcelain, books, photographs, etc.” Of course, the word “expensive” immediately captivates, and you begin to call the author of the ad. But most often you do not get to a collector, but to a reseller, whose task is to buy something cheaper from you, and then resell to the right person more expensive. Another option is to go to an antique store.
Here you can be offered a very specific amount for your item, however, remember that such stores also have their own interest, because this is their job. Imagine yourself at the place of the buyer. A person comes to you who wants to sell something, but he does not even know how much it will cost, but, apparently, he really needs and needs the money right now. Continue reading
If only furniture could tell its story …
Antiques are Mary’s long-standing passion. She holds an antique store on the outskirts of London and some of her things are collected personally to her around the world. For example, she found this leather armchair of the Art Deco era in Provence. During a trip to the French provinces, Mary and her husband met a lovely old couple who, with a bottle of Bordeaux, kindly agreed to sell this treasure for a ridiculous amount. Buddha’s bronze arm was brought from Singapore, and this table was brought from America. Jess, Mary’s friend, saved him from certain death when the owner of the cafe, where she had breakfast on buns on Saturdays, decided to change “all this stuff” to new modern furniture.
Recently, things are not going very well. Antique furniture is now not held in high esteem. Young people are ready to give the last money for a vintage dress, but they prefer to buy furniture at IKEA. Ever since Lizzy was born, Mary and her husband have not traveled at all, all of a sudden I wanted to stay in one place, to equip my house and sleep for some time in her bed. You still don’t get bored. Now, the nurse Lizzy got sick today and the child will have to spend the whole day in the shop. It is necessary to entertain, preferably without damage to property. Continue reading