An antique (Latin: antiquus; "old", "ancient") is an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society.

It is common practice to define "antique" as applying to objects at least 100 years old,

Antiques are usually objects that show some degree of craftsmanship—or a certain attention to design, such as a desk or an early automobile. They are bought at antique shops, estate sales, auction houses, online auctions, and other venues, or estate inherited. Antique dealers often belong to national trade associations, many of which belong to CINOA, a confederation of art and antique associations across 21 countries that represents 5,000 dealers.


The common definition of antique is a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age, yet it does in fact vary depending on the source, product, and year. Motor vehicles are an exception to the 100-year rule. The customary definition of antique requires that an item be at least 100 years old and in original.

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High-Class Hellenistic Escort and Her Puzzling Roadside Rest

Ancient Origins 29 Sep 2023
Laid to rest with a rare box mirror, this was no ordinary female, as she was a highly-educated, sexually-skilled, Hellenistic escort. Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the latest discovery in a Facebook post ... (Shai Halevi / Israel Antiquities Authority ) Hellenistic Escort’s Mirror....

9 Amazing Sunburst Mirror for 2023

Citizenside 29 Sep 2023
This stylish mirror features a unique wire metal sunburst frame with an antique gold finish, complemented by a beveled glass mirror that provides crystal clear reflection ... This modern sunburst mirror features a unique wire metal frame with an antique gold finish, adding a touch of elegance to any space....

11 Unbelievable Mirror Tiles for 2023

Citizenside 28 Sep 2023
Lovdeco Beveled Antique Mirror Tile Subway Glass Backsplash ... The Lovdeco Peel and Stick Beveled Antique Mirror Tile is a stylish and easy-to-use option for adding a vintage touch to your interior projects ... The Lovdeco Peel and Stick Beveled Antique Mirror Tile is a perfect solution for adding a touch of elegance to your home ... Antique Mirror Tiles....

15 Best Wall Mirror Full Length for 2023

Citizenside 28 Sep 2023
Are you on the lookout for the perfect wall mirror to enhance your living space in 2023? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we have curated a list of the 15 best full-length wall mirrors that are sure to elevate the aesthetics of your home ... Mirror shape ... Consider the type of mirror—standard glass mirror, beveled mirror, or antique mirror....

Hellenistic burial cave with rare mirror unearthed in Jerusalem

Cleveland Jewish News 27 Sep 2023
A 2,300-year-old tomb of a courtesan, including among other things a well-preserved bronze mirror, has been uncovered on a major Jerusalem thoroughfare, offering rare evidence of the Hellenistic period in the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday....

Tomb Of 2,300-Year-Old Greek Courtesan Found In Jerusalem Burial Cave

IFL Science 27 Sep 2023
“The quality of the production of the mirror is so high that it was preserved in excellent condition, and it looked as if it was made yesterday," explained Liat Oz from the Israel Antiquities Authority. Highly expensive luxury items, mirrors of this type were sometimes acquired by ......

Japan to Kenya: the Biggest Hotel Launches This Fall

Barrons 25 Sep 2023
Fall hotel debuts are an annual event and one that the travel industry and globetrotters at large look forward to each season ... Rosewood Munich. Expected to open in October ... The Lana, Dubai ... Located in Flatiron, the property has 153 rooms, some with terraces, and a double-height lobby with elements such as antique mirrors and arched windows ... ....

Sleek glass side tables that will add a modern touch to your room decor

Sun Sentinel 22 Sep 2023
This table’s lower shelf has a mirror finish that’s great for multiplying the effects of decorations, such as flowers and pictures. It comes with an antique brass or satin nickel frame ... This side table has an engaging fractal pattern in its center and a small mirrored glass top....

Commentary: Painting brings joy of remembrance

Gloucester Times 20 Sep 2023
She went into business with another “pioneer summer resident,” opening on East Main Street an antique shop they called The Old Barn ... She had lived just half a block away from The Old Barn since 1934 in a lovingly-restored antique house on Gerring Road ... A tasteful array of antiques, mirrors and paintings gave each room a unique ambiance....

KWRD takes First in Chamber Business Helping Business Expo, Chili Cook-Off

Henderson News 20 Sep 2023
With Chili Cook-Off entries coming from a few tried-and-true recipes, the biggest surprise of the day came with the KWRD First Place win ... U.S ... Chapstick, hand mirrors, journals, hand sanitizers, and an adorable antique key-shaped bottle opener serve as reminders of local realtors, bankers, insurers, and a plethora of other business platforms ... .......