Analysts note a steady increase in the price of antiques. That is why this market is so interesting for investing. In addition, on average, any antique item rises in price by 20-30% per year, and this is a good profit. Therefore, the older the antique exhibit, the more expensive it will be every year. For example, Pablo Picasslo’s painting “The Boy with the Pipe” cost $ 34 million in 1952, and already $ 104 million in 2004.
What can be considered antiques and what not? By definition, antiques include antiques that are over 50 years old.
What are these things? First of all, it is furniture and household items (dishes, vases, ancient mechanisms, etc.), books, icons, paintings, porcelain, glass, silver, coins.
However, as in any investment, investments in antiques have their pitfalls. Investing in antiques is not suitable for those who are counting on quick profits, since this is a long-term investment, the interest on which is growing every year. 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
In the world there are a huge number of antique antique cabinets of various origin, age and condition. This type of furniture, both earlier and in our time, is quite popular. Therefore, many, when creating an interior space, are faced with the question of choosing an old cabinet. In order to have some idea of the old European cabinets, the following article provides several types of such furniture:
1. Cabinet on the underframe – England, Holland (marquetry)
The cabinet with drawers for valuables was popular in England and Holland between 1680-1720. A magnificent type of cabinet, most often covered with flower marquetry, inspired by Dutch still lifes. For more modest products, the thread on the underframe is less magnificent. The spirals of all four legs of the sample indicated below are directed in one direction – this is a distinctive feature of the early origin of the cabinets; in later cabinets of this type, the direction of the spiral of the legs alternates. The underframes of such cabinets are usually fragile, which is their “weak point”, so they are often made lower – for greater stability. With a high underframe, the top of the cabinet does not veneer. The lower stands were veneered later.
2. Cabinet on a table with varnished decor Continue reading