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Choosing the Best Antique Furniture

French Antique Tub Chair

Buying furniture for a new home or as part of a redesign project can feel daunting. Luckily, Laurel Crown has more than two decades of experience hand crafting quality reproduction furniture and we know how to choose the right furniture and accent pieces for any room in your home. Investing in antique or vintage furniture is an excellent alternative to paying more for mass-produced furniture. Not only are antiques traditionally built better and with more attention to design, but they add a stately charm most modern furniture simply cannot emulate. With the help of this buying guide and our tips for finding vintage goods, choosing the best antique furniture is easier than ever before.

There are several key factors to choosing the best antique furniture, and determining which room in your home you are hoping to decorate is a wonderful place to start. Accents are furniture or statement pieces that can go almost anywhere. Whether you prefer chairs, mirrors, tables, plant stands, benches, or display shelves, all of these accents can work perfectly on their own or when paired with transitional décor. The most important thing to remember is that you should buy what you like. We are not all certified designers by trade, but we intuitively know which styles of furniture we appreciate. When you surround yourself with pieces you love, your interior design scheme will speak volumes about your tastes.

Another vital component in choosing the best antique furniture for your home is determining quality. Simply because a piece is old does not mean that it can stand up to the wear and tear of continual use. Material and craftsmanship are key in receiving a great value. Handcrafted wood furniture offers an exquisite, natural wood grain that you will not find on mass-produced furniture or hardwood veneers. Dovetail joints are also classically durable and require great skill to produce. Traditional tongue and groove construction is another clear suggestion of quality, avoiding the use of dowels or inferior methods.

Antiques and vintage goods make for eye-catching décor or utilitarian furniture that expresses your distinct style. Utilizing our helpful buying guide, choosing the best antique furniture is less of a mystery and more of an adventure. If you have any questions about our collection or custom furniture services, contact a member of our team today for further assistance.

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