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Brass Vitrine Cabinet, Siegel Early 1900s
By Siegel Paris
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
fantastic good condition, and dates from circa 1900. Made by the renowned shop furniture manufacturer SIÈGEL
Category

Early 1900s French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Brass

Antique Brass Vitrine Cabinet, Siegel Early 1900s
Brass Vitrine Cabinet, Siegel Early 1900s
H 77.96 in W 42.52 in D 16.54 in
Pair of Industrial Height Adjustable Toledo Shop Stools
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Industrial shop stool by Toledo Metal Furniture Co. feature stained pine seats and painted
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Steel

Pair of Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Bowls
By Randahl Shop
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are thrilled to offer you this pair of sterling silver bowls by The Randahl Shop of Chicago
Category

Early 1900s American Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Highly Important Dutch Floral Marquetry Cabinet by Jan van Mekeren, circa 1700
By Jan van Mekeren
Located in Amsterdam, NL
who offered their wares for sale in the guild’s shop, furniture makers in the 17th and 18th century
Category

Late 17th Century Dutch Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood, Hardwood, Fruitwood, Kingwood, Nutwood, Oak, Pearwood, Tulipwood

Rowntree’s Sweet Shop Display Cabinet Advertising Shop Display Cabinet
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Rowntree’s Sweet shop display cabinet Advertising Shop Display Cabinet the cabinet has a rather
Category

Early 1900s Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Glass

French Candy Shop Dispenser
Located in Houston, TX
From a French Candy shop this set of vintage stacked candy jars are the perfect way to present your
Category

Early 20th Century French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Metal

Antique French Candy Shop Dispenser
French Candy Shop Dispenser
H 18 in W 20 in D 10 in
French Painted Shop Counter
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large 19th C French painted pine shop counter / island unit. 1880. Reference: 8138 Dimensions 95
Category

19th Century French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

Antique French Painted Shop Counter
French Painted Shop Counter
H 37.5 in W 95 in D 32 in
Ebonized Shop Mirror, circa 1890
Located in Culver City, CA
Ebonized shop mirror, circa 1890 Tall form with beautiful ebonized frame.
Category

1890s English Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Antique Ebonized Shop Mirror, circa 1890
Ebonized Shop Mirror, circa 1890
H 57 in W 19.5 in D 3 in
Copper Jug Shop Display
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
2ft tall Copper Jug Shop Display This is a great piece, it is made in hand beaten copper, which
Category

1880s Arts and Crafts Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Copper

Antique Copper Jug Shop Display
Copper Jug Shop Display
H 23 in W 16 in D 9 in
French Painted Shop Fitting
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Late 19th C French painted pine shop fitting. 1890. Reference: 7598 Dimensions 61.5 inches
Category

19th Century French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

French Painted Shop Fitting
French Painted Shop Fitting
H 94 in W 61.5 in D 16.5 in
Pair of Edwardian Fry’s Counter Top Shop Display Cabinets, Sweet Shop
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A pair of Edwardian Fry’s counter top shop display cabinets, sweet shop  This pair of glazed
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Antique Shop Counter or Bar
Located in Calgary, Alberta
Antique shop counter of smaller proportions. It has tongue and groove panels, one shaped shelf and
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Antique Shop Counter or Bar
Antique Shop Counter or Bar
H 37.5 in W 68 in D 29.5 in
Shop Counter Sarreguemines Porcelain
By Sarraguemines
Located in Vosselaar, BE
This late 19th century French shop counter is extremely rare because of its custom made
Category

19th Century French Baroque Revival Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Shop Counter Sarreguemines Porcelain
Shop Counter Sarreguemines Porcelain
H 35.43 in W 86.22 in D 26 in
Margolis Hand Crafted Mahogany Dining Set, Dining Table, 6 Chairs
By Nathan Margolis Shop
Located in West Hartford, CT
A fine Federal style mahogany dining set handcrafted by American furniture maker Nathan Margolis
Category

Early 20th Century Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Brass

A magnificent Dutch marquetry cabinet on stand, by Jan van Mekeren (1658-1733)
By Jan van Mekeren
Located in Amsterdam, NL
guildís shop, furniture makers in 17th and 18th century Holland hardly marked their work. However, thanks
Category

17th Century Dutch Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Kingwood, Oak, Walnut, Holly

American Mission Oak Library Writing Table
By The Onondaga Shops
Located in New York, NY
legs joined by slatted sides. (attributed to Onondaga Shops)
Category

Early 20th Century American Mission Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Oak

American Mission Oak Library Writing Table
American Mission Oak Library Writing Table
H 29.25 in W 42 in D 28.25 in
Italian Micromosaic Plaque of the "Doves of Pliny", Vatican Workshop
By Vatican Work Shop
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An Italian Micromosaic (micro mosaic) plaque of the "Doves of Pliny", Vatican workshop, late 19th century, Rome within giltwood frame carved with acanthus and beaded borders. Size...
Category

Late 19th Century Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Giltwood

Set of 10 Federal Style Dining Chairs Attributed to Nathan Margolis, Hartford CT
By Nathan Margolis Shop
Located in Milford, NH
known furniture maker Nathan Margolis, of Hartford CT, two arm chairs and eight side chairs, with heart
Category

Early 20th Century American Federal Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Kalo Sterling Silver Hand Wrought/ Hammered Pitcher Jug in Arts & Crafts Style
By The Kalo Shop
Located in New York, NY
The Kalo Shop, sterling silver beautifully hand wrought pitcher in Arts & Crafts style in an
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Margolis Early 20th Century Mahogany Hepplewhite Style Server Buffet Sideboard
By Nathan Margolis Shop
Located in Long Branch, NJ
" Tall X 24.5" Deep This sideboard was made by The Nathan Margolis shop in the early 20th century and is
Category

Early 20th Century American Hepplewhite Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

Kalo Set of 8 Sterling Silver Hand Wrought Dessert Plates in Arts & Crafts Style
By The Kalo Shop
Located in New York, NY
diameter by 1/8'' in height, weigh 30.4 troy ounces, and bear hallmarks as shown. The Kalo Shop was the
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Early 20th Century Reverse Painted Verre églomisé Gilt Trade Shop Sign "My Shop"
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A large reverse painted hanging trade sign, wrought iron frame with internal wooden supports. The reverse painted glass has losses, it appears the sign would of read "confectionary"...
Category

Early 20th Century English Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Glass

19th Century French Shop Fitting
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Exceptional 19th Century shop fitting in scale and presence. Originally from a French grocery store
Category

19th Century French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Shop Fitting
19th Century French Shop Fitting
H 110.24 in W 137.8 in D 19.69 in
Kalo Sterling Silver Hand Wrought Hammered Bowl in Arts& Crafts Style from 1910s
By The Kalo Shop
Located in New York, NY
as shown. The Kalo Shop was the "leading maker" of Arts and Crafts movement silver in Chicago. The
Category

1910s American Arts and Crafts Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Kalo Sterling Silver Chicago Arts & Crafts Hammered Bowl
By The Kalo Shop
Located in New York, NY
(1977). Perfect for cereal or for pet food! The Kalo Shop was the "leading maker" of Arts and Crafts
Category

Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Tall Industrial Painted Steel Shop Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, industrial, early 20th century, light green, painted steel, shop stools feature their
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Steel

Sterling Silver Hammered Vase
By The Merrill Shops
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver bud vase with the original glass liner. The silver vase is designed in the Art Deco style with symmetrical motifs. The glass liner is scalloped a...
Category

1920s American Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Hammered Vase
Sterling Silver Hammered Vase
H 8 in W 3 in D 3 in
Japanese Tokyo Shop Tabako-Bon
Located in Chicago, IL
patrons of a shop in Tokyo. The open top is divided into three compartments, the largest lined with sheet
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Brass, Sheet Metal

Japanese Tokyo Shop Tabako-Bon
Japanese Tokyo Shop Tabako-Bon
H 5.75 in W 9.5 in D 5.5 in
19th Century Wooden Shop Counter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Traditional 19th-century Belgian shop counter with original painted finish. Functional as a
Category

19th Century Belgian Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

19th Century Wooden Shop Counter
19th Century Wooden Shop Counter
H 36 in W 79 in D 23 in
1900s Spanish Wooden Shop Counter
Located in High Point, NC
This stunning early 1900s Spanish wooden shop counter is a splendid example of craftsmanship and
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Glass, Wood

1900s Spanish Wooden Shop Counter
1900s Spanish Wooden Shop Counter
H 31.6 in W 67.5 in D 25 in
Sterling Silver American Craftsman Tea Strainer
By The Merrill Shops
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver tea strainer in the American Craftsman (aka Craftsman) style. This piece is hand-hammered and quintessential Craftsman in its shape and especially...
Category

1910s American American Craftsman Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large 19thC English Pine Shop Counter
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1870 Large 19thC English Pine Shop Counter sku 1853 Width 226cm x Depth 64cm x Height 92cm
Category

19th Century Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

Large 19thC English Pine Shop Counter
Large 19thC English Pine Shop Counter
H 36.23 in W 88.98 in D 25.2 in
English Architectural Shop Fitting / Bookcase
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large 19th C English pine architectural shop fitting / bookcase. 1860. Dimensions 78.5 inches
Category

19th Century English Victorian Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

19thC French Ebonised Beech Shop Counter
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1890 19thC French Ebonised Beech Shop Counter sku 1261 W193 x D73 x H82 cm Weight 57 kg
Category

19th Century Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Beech

19thC French Ebonised Beech Shop Counter
19thC French Ebonised Beech Shop Counter
H 32.29 in W 75.99 in D 28.75 in
Vintage Wrought Iron Outdoor Patio Furniture
By John Salterini, Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
. Shop Salterini Garden Furniture and Woodard Garden Furniture listed here or other Vintage Wrought Iron
Category

Early 20th Century Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Iron, Wrought Iron

Carved Pine Fish Shop Sign
Located in Cheshire, GB
Carved model of a Marlin. Dimensions: Height 20 inches Width 56 inches Depth 5.5 inches.
Category

Early 20th Century British Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

Carved Pine Fish Shop Sign
Carved Pine Fish Shop Sign
H 20 in W 56 in D 5.5 in
Large Weathered Trade Sign "Carriage Shop"
Located in Greenwich, CT
A 12 foot long trade sign displaying the words Carriage Shop on one side and Horse Shoeing on the
Category

1870s American Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Early 1900s French Butcher Shop Counter
Located in Dallas, TX
(butcher shop) and measures seven feet long. The wood has a lovely tan color which gives a warmness and
Category

Early 20th Century French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Metal

Early 1900s French Butcher Shop Counter
Early 1900s French Butcher Shop Counter
H 30.25 in W 84.625 in D 27.375 in
Vintage Salterini Outdoor Patio Furniture
By Salterini, John Salterini
Located in Cumberland, RI
detail throughout the design. Pair it with a café style Bistro Table, available on our shop's home page
Category

Early 20th Century European Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Metal

Victorian Mahogany Showcase / Shop Cabinet
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a top quality Victorian mahogany bow ended showcase, having two drop doors at the back, opening to a red velvet lined interior, the cabinet stands on elegant legs termina...
Category

19th Century English Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Victorian Mahogany Showcase / Shop Cabinet
Victorian Mahogany Showcase / Shop Cabinet
H 36.23 in W 74.02 in D 24.02 in
Furniture in Wood, 1930
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
furniture, clothes and construction elements, (it´s common to see this the old buildings of the historic
Category

1920s French Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Furniture in Wood, 1930
Furniture in Wood, 1930
H 41.74 in W 39.38 in D 19.69 in
Large Shop Display Tennis Racket
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Oversized Tennis Racket. An unusual oversized wooden lawn tennis racket, shop display or racket
Category

Early 20th Century English Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

Large Shop Display Tennis Racket
Large Shop Display Tennis Racket
H 53 in W 18 in D 3 in
Sterling Hammered Bowl
By The Merrill Shops
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This bowl was made at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement, beginning of the 20th century. It has a course, hand-hammered texture that reflects the craftsmanship of the silversmi...
Category

Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Hammered Bowl
Sterling Hammered Bowl
H 3.5 in Dm 10 in
Early 20thc Coffee Shop Cafe Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
E20thc Cafe Sign on a custom stand. Great patina that shows wear consistent with age and use. The custom stand is a sturdy base for this sign.
Category

Early 20th Century American Adirondack Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Sheet Metal

Early 20thc Coffee Shop Cafe Sign
Early 20thc Coffee Shop Cafe Sign
H 10.5 in W 31 in D 4.5 in
Furniture in Wood, 1960
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
furniture, clothes and construction elements, (it´s common to see this the old buildings of the historic
Category

1860s Italian Space Age Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Furniture in Wood, 1960
Furniture in Wood, 1960
H 29.93 in W 47.25 in D 16.93 in
Furniture in Wood, 1920
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
furniture, clothes and construction elements, (it´s common to see this the old buildings of the historic
Category

1920s French Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Furniture in Wood, 1920
Furniture in Wood, 1920
H 34.65 in W 17.33 in D 17.72 in
Furniture in Wood, 1930
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
furniture, clothes and construction elements, (it´s common to see this the old buildings of the historic
Category

1920s French Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Furniture in Wood, 1930
Furniture in Wood, 1930
H 34.26 in W 37.41 in D 18.71 in
19th Century Directoire French Shop Counter
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
19th Century French oak shop counter. With an exceptional curved shape with column detailing to
Category

Mid-19th Century French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Oak

19th Century Directoire French Shop Counter
19th Century Directoire French Shop Counter
H 32.29 in W 64.97 in D 19.69 in
Iron Shop Sign, Early 20th Century
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Iron shop sign/"shop nose" for attachment to the wall of a shop, from the early 20th century in
Category

Early 20th Century European Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Iron Shop Sign, Early 20th Century
Iron Shop Sign, Early 20th Century
H 30.71 in W 42.13 in D 0.79 in
19th Century French Painted Shop Table / Console
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1890 19th century French painted shop table / console Measures: W86 x D52 x H104 cm.    
Category

19th Century Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Pine

19th Century French Painted Shop Table / Console
19th Century French Painted Shop Table / Console
H 40.95 in W 33.86 in D 20.48 in
Antique Oak Slant-Top Shop Counter
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very good condition and quite large antique oak shop counter with four top drawers and two
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Oak

Antique Oak Slant-Top Shop Counter
Antique Oak Slant-Top Shop Counter
H 44.5 in W 96 in D 33.5 in
Heavily Carved Wooden Shop Counter
Located in Round Top, TX
Walnut top shop counter with pine base, drawers and porcelain knobs. Great size.
Category

1910s French Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood, Walnut, Pine

Heavily Carved Wooden Shop Counter
Heavily Carved Wooden Shop Counter
H 32 in W 43 in D 24 in
Antique display cabinet/ shop counter, Scotland.
Located in Brussels, BE
This classic antique display cabinet/shop counter by Archibald Hamilton dates back to the late 19th
Category

Late 19th Century Scottish Neoclassical Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Glass, Wood

Antique display cabinet/ shop counter, Scotland.
Antique display cabinet/ shop counter, Scotland.
H 35.83 in W 59.85 in D 23.63 in
Art Deco Shop Window Display Stand/ Table
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Art Deco Shop Window Display Stand/ Table This 3 leg stand is made in gilt brass, it has a round
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Brass

Industrial Wrought Iron and Oak Shop Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, counter height, shop stool features a wrought iron frame and contoured oak seat.
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

French, 19th Century Iron Shoemakers Shop Sign
Located in Buisson, FR
Original riveted sheet iron shoemakers shop sign. Unique find, France, circa 1800-1850. Traces of
Category

19th Century French Folk Art Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Iron

French, 19th Century Iron Shoemakers Shop Sign
French, 19th Century Iron Shoemakers Shop Sign
H 15.75 in W 22.05 in D 0.79 in
Art Deco Furniture, 1920, French
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
in flower shops and were given to ladies with beautiful floral arrangements. Some furniture
Category

1920s French Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Art Deco Furniture, 1920, French
Art Deco Furniture, 1920, French
H 56.3 in W 55.12 in D 18.51 in
Art Deco furniture, 1920, French
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
port of Buenos Aires with food, but they returned with furniture, clothes and construction elements
Category

1920s French Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood

Art Deco furniture, 1920, French
Art Deco furniture, 1920, French
H 39.77 in W 35.44 in D 13.39 in
Art Deco furniture, 1920, French
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
returned with furniture, clothes and construction elements, (it´s common to see this the old buildings of
Category

1920s French Art Deco Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paper

Art Deco furniture, 1920, French
Art Deco furniture, 1920, French
H 63 in W 47.25 in D 17.72 in
Cadbury’s 2900s Sweet Shop Display Cabinet
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Cadbury’s counter top sweet shop display cabinet  This glazed shop display cabinet is made
Category

Early 1900s Industrial Shop Antique Furniture

Materials

Glass

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Shop Antique Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of shop antique furniture for your home. An item from our selection of shop antique furniture — often made from wood, metal and softwood — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the choice in our collection of shop antique furniture you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An object in our assortment of shop antique furniture made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one option in this array of shop antique furniture that is appealing in its simplicity, but Heintz Art Metal Shop, The Kalo Shop and Vatican Work Shop produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Shop Antique Furniture?

The average selling price for a piece of shop antique furniture at 1stDibs is $2,998, while they’re typically $50 on the low end and $180,000 for the highest priced.
Questions About Shop Antique Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    To shop for high-quality furniture, look for pieces that boast handcrafted frames and feature premium materials, such as solid wood and genuine full-grain leather upholstery. You can find high-quality furniture at brick-and-mortar retailers, auction houses and antique shops, as well as on trusted online platforms. Find a diverse assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 14, 2024
    Many antique furniture brands are popular. While trends in collecting do vary over time, some makers consistently remain highly sought after. Among them are J. & J.W. Meeks, John Henry Belter, R. J. Horner and Co., Stickley Furniture, George Hepplewhite, Josef Dannhauser, Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheridan. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of antique furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    To know if your furniture is antique, look for labels and markings that indicate the maker. From there, you can use trusted online resources to determine when they were active and examine images to try to estimate the age of your piece. Furniture produced 100 years ago or more is antique. You can also have your furniture assessed by an appraiser or antiques dealer to learn about its age. On 1stDibs, explore a large collection of antique furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    A piece of furniture is considered an antique if it is at least 100 years old.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, antique furniture is in style. Many people appreciate the beauty and handcrafted character of antique furniture and love the idea of owning pieces with a rich history. Remember that style preferences are nothing if not fluid, meaning what's in one year may not be the next. So, in choosing the furniture you're planning to live with, you should pay less attention to interior design fads than to what speaks to you. That way, you can select pieces that will add long-term character to your home. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of antique furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
    To identify your antique furniture, look for an engraving, tag, label or other marking that indicates who produced it. You may find it on the bottom or back of your furniture or inside a drawer or cabinet. Once you have located the marking, you can snap a photo of it and use a reverse image search to try and identify the maker. Or, you can type a description of the mark into a search engine. Alternatively, you can use the services of a certified appraiser or antiques dealer to get assistance with identification. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of antique furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The best finish for antique furniture is a matter of liking. But film finish is recommended by experts as it leaves a thick coat of film on the wood surface which protects wood from water and scratches. Shellac or varnish and water base are commonly used film finishes. Find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage furniture on 1stDibs
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    PAGODA REDOctober 7, 2020

    To determine the age of a Chinese furniture piece, look carefully at the joinery and finish. Natural expansion and contraction of the wood over time will cause a joint to protrude or retract, distorting a once-seamless fit. Antique lacquer finishes become crackled and worn over time. Areas of exposed wood, such as the underside of a table, the footrest of a chair, or the back of a cabinet should appear raw and dry compared to the finished surface. With use, the legs of tables and chairs become weathered near the bottom from precipitation and use.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Antique furniture can be worth quite a lot, particularly if it is in good quality. The rarer the piece, the higher the value.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    There are a number of factors that can indicate if your antique furniture is valuable. When determining the value of antique furniture, consider its rarity. Additionally, it is important to determine the quality and condition of vintage furniture. If unsure of the value of your vintage furniture, have it appraised.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    To date antique furniture from the UK, first look for identifying markings on the piece. You can then use trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active. From there, you may be able to estimate the year of production by looking at images of other furniture the maker produced. An expert appraiser or antiques dealer can also aid you in the dating process. Find a large selection of antique furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Whether antique furniture is making a comeback is a matter of opinion. Many people would argue that antique furniture never faded from fashion, as there have always been individuals who love the idea of owning pieces that have history. Some of the most popular styles for antique furniture include Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, Renaissance Revival, Elizabethan, Gothic Revival, Victorian and Chippendale. Find a large collection of antique furniture from some of the world's top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 25, 2019

    The difference between vintage and antique furniture is that vintage furniture is at least 20 years old, while antiques must be at least 100 years old to be considered antique.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 14, 2024
    To be considered antique, furniture must usually be at least 100 years old. Contemporary is the name for furniture produced within the last 20 years. Vintage furniture is at least 20 years old. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of antique, vintage and contemporary furniture from some of the world's top sellers.