Furniture For Your New Home

England has a long and proud heritage, and that includes many articles of furniture produced throughout the centuries. It is true that most was produced after the Victorian period began, but England is rich with antique and restored furniture. The question is why an investor might consider procuring an antique that is no longer in its original state.  

More information on restored furniture

So far as treating an antique as an investment, restored furniture is less valuable than something that retains its original condition and finish. The curators of antiques frown heavily on filled cracks, new bolts added, and the native veneer being covered with a modern stain or wax. It is felt that the modern ruins the traditional.

The stuffy collectors can keep to their corner. It is only necessary to be touchy about furniture that is very old and kept in good repair. Anything made in the last fifty years was likely made in a factory and the materials are still common. Much furniture can be put back into good shape, and restored furniture might be cheaper than new furniture.

Wood is a bit more expensive in Europe than North America. This is especially true of hard wood that is expensive. If a chair was made by hand, additional craftsmanship likely contributes to its worth. If an aging table is rickety, a good carpenter might be able to tighten the joints in a way that does not detract from its tradition. Authentic repairs are difficult for anyone other than an expert to detect.

Unless wood cracks through, forming cracks can be dealt with oil and stain and filler if needed. An antique that is repaired is still more valuable than an antique in ruin. Furniture produced decades ago might represent a style that no longer exists. Someone desiring variety and uniqueness for a room might choose vintage furniture rather than modern metal and glass furniture.

Old furniture can be a mark of taste. It suggests an appreciation for a particular design philosophy or decade. Many pieces of furniture are still produced by artisans, and paying tribute to the small shop is one way to reveal sophistication. It is also true that restored furniture does not end up being burned or in a landfill. Whether made in a factory or by hand, furniture is costly because of labor. It is always more valuable as a piece of furniture than as a piece of scrap.