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Antique Furniture – Should You Consider A Reproduction?

Written by Gloria

Antique reproduction furniture is often the best way to add charming motifs to any room, whether it’s the living room, the bathroom, or the bedroom. It’s important to note that the important part about adding charm is the appearance of the room, and not whether the furniture is actually genuine in its age or not. Here are a few important considerations when choosing between reproductions and genuine antiques.

Antique vs Reproduction

Many stores that sell antique furniture actually sell reproductions as well. In many situations it’s actually difficult to tell between them for this reason. The experts are the ones making the reproductions after all. In the end, may experts agree that the best way to make this decision is to think about quality and value. The quality of the furniture and its value to you. In some circumstances, if the antique nature of the furniture appeals to your sense of history or some personal memory you have, then it could be a good idea to go with the genuine article. But in many cases, the value of the reproduction oak furniture will be in its quality and make, that is, its dependability and functionality.

Another consideration you should make here is whether the furniture you want will match your house. It’s easier to modify reproduction furniture to fit with modern bathrooms, for example, than the other way around. After all, styles have changed considerably in the last few hundred years and some functionality is completely different now. It’s often not possible to update old antiques at all.


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