Dating antique furniture screws
While a piece of furniture may sell for more than say a cup and saucer, it takes up valuable floor space, so theres actually more profit in smaller items.Because dealers want to move furniture quickly, they often dont do much research on it. Of course, how high up the retailers ladder the same venue is, the bettter chance you have of buying an authentic piece.There is great stuff to be found in thrift stores and on craigslist - have found many items myself on both. That said, I wouldn't classify most furniture with a manufacturer and model number as "antique" in terms of the strict definition of the word.The most widely used definition, developed by the U. Customs Office around the turn of the century, is an item 100 years or older is considered an antique.
It can be fun, even productive, to break out of our everyday routine and assume other roles. Driving 84, some people play the part of Rusty Wallace.Now if you were using the word "antique" loosely to include items up to about WWII, that works to me.Anything older than 1910 is officially an antique, and give or take a couple of decades...whatever. And if you dont watch out, it can leave a mighty big hole in your pocket.The golden rule is never buy an antique until you know for sure that its authentic.