In buying used antique furniture, you have to take note of several things such as:
1. Where You Want To Place It
Before buying any furniture, the first thing that you have to do is to plan where you want to put them. Visualize what they will look like. That way, when you already have the piece, it will be easy to place it on where you imagined it to be.
2. Time Periods
Time periods are essential in matching themes and furniture inside your house. You should at least have an idea on how furniture from different eras look like. You may want to have a house themed with Renaissance period design or maybe furniture from the Midieval Era. Uniformity of all the furniture pieces will definitely make your house look great!
3. Know if it’s Genuine
Recognizing genuine antique furniture can be really hard. Most of the time, the real owners made some changes to make it look better. For instance, they may add some knobs, handles, or other materials. Carefully inspect if the furniture piece that you want to buy is still genuine or is already remodelled.You can ask the seller directly but it is still best if you will use your personal judgement.
4.Name your price
Before going to an antique shop, make sure that you have an idea on how much a furniture piece is worth. If you find a good piece, name your price and negotiate. Some shops do have some fixed price pieces though. Check if the price is just and fair before buying.
5. Make Sure That The Furniture Shop is Credible
Looking for a good shop to buy is also important. You have to make sure that it is licensed to sell furniture pieces and of course, legal. Here at Camelback Consign and Design, you won’t worry about anything. We are licensed to sell all types of furniture pieces.