How to Know If Your Old Furniture is an Antique
Look, lots of people think about buying antiques. Lots of others want to know how to tell if they have an antique and want to know its worth. Still others want to sell an antique. If any one of these is you then you need to know a few things before you start. Whenever considering if you should buy wardrobe antiques you need to first avoid being scammed. You want to protect your purchase and ensure it is authenticated. The first thing therefore is to determine the authenticity.
To do effective research on the item you are buying you can use an effective combination of a good reference librarian and a broad internet search. If you do this right you will be able to find out the exact name and location of the manufacturer and with this you can further broaden the search on the internet and/or the library. You will want to learn all you can about the company and the piece.
Starting with learning the manufacturers name is a great first step. This can open up a lot of leads which will provide further information that can be found on the internet as well as the actual manufacturer itself.
After you have determined the history of the item you can then look into its uses, places it may have been, expected marks, anything that will add to the authenticity test. When you have all this you can then approach the seller and ask relevant questions aimed at its verification. But don’t forget to also look into the sellers reputation and history. Try to seek previous buyers for their input. Previous buyers experience will be invaluable in learning if you can trust the seller.
By now you have a lot of information and you should therefore be well versed in what to look for. Use this information and continue to try broadening your understanding. Try to anticipate what you might need to look for, where to find it etc. Above all you will need further tips and help form good quality sites if you are to buy any legitimate wardrobe antiques.