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The Excitement Caused by Antiques Stays Strong Through Time

Jul 25, 2008
Antiques usually come from a certain period of time that can be easily determined just by looking at the object. If it can do this, an antique is generally very valuable.

Another characteristic of antiques is that they are pleasant to the eye. Usually, great craftsmanship and an artful eye have gone into the production of an item considered to be an antique. They can be found in excavations or can be passed on as treasured family heirlooms.

They can be anything from simple furniture to complicated cars. You can also locate collectible antiques from specialty dealers and auctions, both in person and over the Internet. The Confederation of Art and Antique Associations (CINOA) currently recognizes 5,000 dealers worldwide.

Antiques must also be in somewhat salvageable condition. Items over 100 years old are recognized as antiques, and they are generally accepted by society if they are still in good repair. A wide range of things from vases to clocks to furniture can be classified as antique. This group includes many valuable pieces.

As anyone with a collecting hobby knows, the word antique has also become a verb. Antiquing is the process of finding, recognizing, and purchasing valuable old items. People go antiquing to give unique gifts, to add to their own collections, or to resell for profit.

Though there are many kinds of antiques, furniture makes up an important part of the antique group. Tables, chairs, couches, bureaus, chests, desks, and so on can all be antiques. They are crafted artfully from real wood such as mahogany, oak, pine, walnut, and rosewood. Depending on the era of each piece, antique furniture usually bears distinctive and striking designs and style.

Books are another large group of important collectibles in the antique world. Old bound volumes aren't just interesting to read, they are valuable antiques as well. Tools are other artifacts that can be antiques, even dating back as far as ancient times. If you go to an antique store, you will be sure to notice lots of clocks adorning the walls. Antique clocks can be traditional grandfather clocks, water clocks, long case clocks, and so on. Even bottles made by various methods and materials can become valuable antiques in time.

Ornaments are another class of important antiques. Ornaments comprise the broad category to which jewelry and precious stones belong. These items are not only monetarily valuable, but are stunning to look at as well. Aesthetics and art are an important part of ornaments. Autos and auto engines are another important genre of antique, including farm machinery, pickup trucks, and flying machines.

People all over the world are crazy for antiques because of their allure and value. Antique collections enhance the look of a room or make a museum what it is. Antique items will never lose their charm or their lasting hold on the world.
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Chris Jensen is a contributing Author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and reviews visit Jetfly Culture & Society Blog now. Also, for the Best up-to-date related Online Products, check out Jetfly Asian Antiques Shop for Todays Current Online Deals.
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