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    How to Choose The Right Dining Table Size for Your Room

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    As the central piece of the room, choosing the right size and style for your dining table is an important decision. There is nothing worse than having buyer’s remorse once one of the most pivotal pieces of furniture in your home has been delivered. Using the below guidelines we feel you can successfully answer the important questions about the right…

  • How to Make New Furniture Look Like Antique Furniture

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    One of the key features of our handmade reproduction furniture is hand-distressing, a method for simulating age and wear. In a sense, distressing is an art form: if poorly executed, it will completely ruin a piece of furniture, while properly hand-distressed furniture benefits from a remarkable level of character and charm that is very uncommon for new and fully functional…

  • Drawer Pulls by Period in English Antique Furniture

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    Hardware is one of many design features that have changed along with the passage of different furniture periods. Still, there is a distinct lack of information on this topic, since most discussions on period furniture tend to focus on woods, inlays, construction, and carving styles. So, I've put together a useful compilation of which drawer pulls were most commonly used…

  • How to Choose Wood Types in English Antique Furniture

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    Many people ask us for advice on which wood types to choose for their furniture. Basically, which wood you choose depends on the context: mahogany, walnut, yew, and elm, for example, are generally considered more "formal" wood types. Cherry, oak, and especially pine are usually used in country style furniture. However, these are only trends and guidelines—not rules.

  • How to Tell If Your Furniture Is Antique

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    This is a common enough question, but basically there is a standard set of elements to consider when determining whether or not your furniture is antique. Many people make the mistake of looking at one or two details while neglecting the rest, but judging antique furniture is a lot like judging a painting: look at the details, but also take…

  • Mixing Different Styles of Antique Furniture

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    One of the most common questions that we get is, "Can I mix different styles of furniture?" The short answer is a definitive, "Yes." However, there are some subtleties that have to be negotiated before deciding on what styles to use together.

  • 5 Tips to Recognize Fine Antique Furniture

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    Most people love antiques. They're green, they're unique, they combine utility with art—they interrupt the dull monotony of everyday living simply by asserting themselves in space. But if you're on the outside of the industry looking in, it can often seem difficult to recognize quality when you see it, so to help, we've put together a list of some of…

  • How to Sell Your Antique Furniture Online

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    This is a question that we get fairly often. Selling furniture—and especially antiques—can be a very simple process, provided that you know what you're doing and you have the resources to do it. If not, then what is often a pleasant learning experience can turn into a frustrating push to dump unwanted furniture. To help, we've put together a few…

  • How to Determine the Value of Your Antique Furniture

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    Whether you are looking to sell a recently inherited antique, or whether you'd just like to know how much your furniture is worth, it is always important to know the value of antique furniture. However, acquiring that knowledge can often be the most frustrating part of selling or inheriting furniture, but knowing how to determine value and, more importantly, knowing…

  • Sending Antique Furniture Pictures to Dealers

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    Every morning that I come into the office, I sit down and read through our emails with a cup of hot, black coffee. This morning, I opened an email containing what looked like a photograph of avant-garde artwork. When you work in or run an online business, this is the sort of non sequitor that you come to expect when…