How to pick the right antiques
With so many shops in the market that claim to sell antique furniture and accessories, finding the right pick is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. We bring to you helpful ideas...india Updated: Nov 07, 2010 00:34 IST
With so many shops in the market that claim to sell antique furniture and accessories, finding the right pick is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. We bring to you ideas that will help you find the right kind of antiques available in the market.
Talking of furniture and home accessories, the dictionary defines antique as a piece of furniture, tableware or the like, made at a much earlier period. It may not necessarily be out-of-date. Usually, antique is applied to objects at least 100 years old, that lend a nostalgic feeling.
Abhay Gupta of Blues Home says, “It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in the human society. ‘Antiques’ give an overall look in a descriptive way, which enhances the story behind the decor.”
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Antiques give a distinctive look to the beauty of the house. Gupta says, “Antique furniture reveals a lot about the nature and the essence of the past, and also reflects the same in the decor in a positive manner. Antiques target a fashion segment and are often used as props for shoots and decors.”
Rakesh Mohil of Arc Home Décor says, “Antique furniture, like a product of artistic design, may be considered as a form of decorative art. In addition to the furniture’s functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose.” The main benefit of using antique furniture in your home is that they complement any type of home decor. They can in fact, create a great difference and thus give your room a complete new look.
First Published: Nov 06, 2010 16:36 IST