Choose Oak for Beautiful and Robust Antique Furniture

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

There is just something about oak that stands out in the most appealing manner, which is why so many people regard oak furniture as one of the most beautiful types of antique. As well as being aesthetically attractive, oak furniture also offers high levels of strength and durability meaning you can rely on it lasting a very long time.
Antique oak furniture is often available in darker tones which have more of a formal air to it. Although there are colour tones such as warm honey, shiny reddish, mellow brown etc. available, predominantly what you will get to see are the classic and ornate darker tones.
If you are looking for antique oak tables, here are a few things that you must consider. As is the case with all the antiques, here is a checklist of things that should always be taken into consideration when you are choosing your piece.

·   Style
·   Dealer Source
·   Uniqueness
·   Restoration Work
·   Valuation
·   Provenance

What are the prominent qualities of Oak that sets it apart?
·   Oak is a hard-wearing wood type
·   It can withstand continued use
·   Oak is full of timeless natural beauty that seldom can be replicated
·   Oak wood is dense which essentially means that your table, when cared for properly can last for many years
·   Colour variations are plenty from light to dark so you have plenty of options while choosing a table that suits your interiors
Oak wood tends to cost more so the valuation is often on the higher side, especially for antique oak. Buying an antique oak table is a substantial investment in itself. However, as is the case with antiques, the value often increases with time so this tends to be a fruitful investment should you plan to ever sell your furniture piece - as long as you take good care of it, of course.
If you need some more tips about buying antique oak tables or any other type of antique oak furniture refer to our previous posts where we have covered the topic in detail. Browse through our stock to have a look at all of the classic oak pieces we currently have in our collection.