Importance of Buying from a Genuine Antique Dealer

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Antique lovers are extremely fond of buying their décor and furniture at regular intervals. With the digitisation of the world, nowadays they have a lot of possibilities and options to choose from. However, it is important to know which dealers are genuine and which are best avoided. If you get caught out buying from a dealer that is not genuine, you may end up paying a lot for something that is newly made and not necessarily antique.
For antique dealers, like any other business in the market today, it is important to show their authenticity so that people may trust them. This greatly affects the reputation of the dealer and business. A lot of customers and buyers talk to their friends and other potential buyers. Word of mouth reputation is very important in today's buyer's market.
If you want your house décor and other furniture to look genuinely antique and represent value for the money you have paid, it is important to purchase these things from genuine antique dealers. They will be able to give you details of the history and proof of legitimacy of the product that you are interested in purchasing, offering peace of mind that the piece is authentic.
One of the most common ways in which you can differentiate antique pieces from modern items is the type of wood used. In previous eras there was more focus on making quality products that will last. The wood used to create many antiques is much rawer yet sturdy in nature, which tends to make them heavier. On the other hand, modern goods, although made in the similar or same way to give the look of antique, may be much lighter to feel and hold.
If you are an antique lover and you come across a piece that you want to purchase, it is worthwhile spending some time doing a little research to ensure the dealer you are buying from is legitimate.
At Period Oak Antiques we are proud to offer only genuine antiques and are always happy to provide further details on each piece, allowing you to purchase with confidence. We have a wonderful collection full of beautiful oak antiques including antique chairs, 16th and 17th century tables, gorgeous cupboards and so much more. Browse our website or visit us in store today.