Where to find quality antique furniture for sale
When you look around the internet and shops for antique furniture to furnish your home you can sometimes get overwhelmed with the choice. You first need to decide the best period of furniture that will fit best in the interior of your home. Then you need to look at the woods on offer from mahogany, oak, walnut or more country woods like fruit woods or pine. You may even be more interested in the painted or retro look but it all depends on the period and style of your property. There are several places to look, firstly antiques world is one of the best places to find anything from vintage to traditional furnishings and collectables and is well worth a visit as it is a sleek, stylish platform built for the finest antiques on the market place. Driscolls antiques is also one of my favourite websites as it specialised in the sale of quality antique furniture from Georgian, regency, Victorian and Edwardian periods. They have a vast selection for sale and also advertise many of their items here on antiques world.
The furniture can have a variety of uses and some can be multipurpose so think of the space you have and utilise the piece to make the maximum storage needed.
Antique wardrobes can be from small double to very large triple sizes and can have hanging rails for shirts plus drawers built in side for all those bulky jumpers and bedding.
Bookcases were built to store the reading material mainly in the Victorian periods but earlier forms can be seen and these come in various styles like open fronted, glazed to huge library styles.
Tables and chairs are needed in every home as a dining room is not complete without them. This can be from fine dining room sets in French polished finishes to more rustic or painted farmhouse, country looking sets that can fit quite nicely into modern interiors.
A chest of drawers is a must in the bedroom as they are the most useful clothing storage and from very tall chest on chest to more refined shaped pieces like bow fronted or serpentine fronted pieces they can bring a room alive.
Look at your office and add a little character like an antique desk as these are far more interesting than modern writing objects as they have years of character, some with leather tops and others standing on pedestals with lots of drawer storage.
Dressers can be interesting to display your crockery and are a useful storage piece as some have racked backs for plated and others have huge storage areas to place all the items needed when inviting friends or family around to dine.
Finish off your decor with mirrors as this will add extra light to your rooms and give that wow factor that some wall need. They can have simple frames to very ornate guilt frames and it is nice to see a little foxing showing the true age of a piece.
Antiques world has these pieces of furniture for sale along with many other vintage and traditional collections so have a look around and imagine these pieces in pride of place making your home not only beautiful but also different to anything else out there.