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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Museum of Cycladic Art’s 7th Annual Kids Painting Contest Exhibition Now Online

The National Herald 20 May 2020
How I see myself,” the children were invited to create paintings inspired by an ancient bronze mirror dating to 1200-1050 BC, which is exhibited in the Museum's Thanos N. Zintilis Collection of Cypriot Antiquities ... Βronze mirror dating to 1200-1050 BC from The Thanos N....

Dream, build, love, live and leave: the journey of a first home

The Irish Times 17 May 2020
Ballyshane House in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, started its journey to existence as sketches on the back of a selection of beer mats ... They had no patience with wasted space ... Among other must-haves were the bar area, the anti-mist mirrors in the bathroom, the antique bath, and the recessed lighting that creates a cosy atmosphere in the modern interior ... ....

Musaafer Opens May 18

Houston Press 15 May 2020
The Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) is a split-level event space overlooking the main dining room. It is inspired by royal Indian palaces with a high domed ceiling and over 200,000 pieces of hand-cut antique mirrors....

The fire is out, but 'Joey's' passion burns on

My Horry News 15 May 2020
His grandmother’s antique mirror, his children’s pictures, a glass mini-bottle collection, golf clubs that he had collected over 30 years, signed collectible bottles from California, personal awards and fishing rods that were on display are all gone forever ...It’s a blow that all of our momentum that we had worked for is gone ... Then it happened ... .......

Dolly Castro Shows Off Curvy Booty In Sexy Thong & Crop Top

Inquisitr 14 May 2020
Dolly stood in front of a large, antique gold mirror, and at her back was a bed with a blush pink duvet cover and a few plush ......

6 Bathroom décor ideas to make it look stylish

Pinkvilla 14 May 2020
Lifestyle. Home Decor LifestyleTags. Bathroom décor ideas Decor Ideas Attach Main Lifestyle Image. Enter the Lifestyle details ... Well, you don’t have to replace everything ... 5) Choose a mirror with a little personality for your bathroom. Look for interesting shapes, antique or vintage detailing. You can also go for a big mirror to add plenty of light....

A few simple tips on how to give your house a retro touch

The Times of India 13 May 2020
Whenever we think of retro, we instantly think about the 1950s. Retro can mean so many different things to different people but there is one emotion that binds us all together - nostalgia. There were times when things were simpler and life was slow paced ... Get some antique lamps, mirrors, fuzzy rugs, skate tables, sepia prints, door beards, etc ... ....

Home Décor:10 Unique tips and ideas to decorate your abode with mirrors

Pinkvilla 10 May 2020
Mirrors Unique Ideas Attach Main Lifestyle Image ... 10 Unique tips and ideas to decorate your abode with mirrors ... Mirrors are not just for finding your beauty and flaws ... It doesn’t only mean to have some hanging mirrors on the wall ... 8- For the bathroom, you can try out for an antique mirror to add some old charm to the space....

Exciting Times author Naoise Dolan: what she loves right now, from amaretto coffee to vintage interiors

Stylist 29 Apr 2020
Exciting Times author Naoise Dolan. what she loves right now, from amaretto coffee to vintage interiors. Posted by Stylist Team for Life. Share this. Series ... Scaramanga Mirror ... I love the antique and vintage upcycled interior stuff from Scaramanga, especially their mirrors, but I’m happy just looking at it online.”. Shop mirrors at Scaramanga, from £15 ... ....

Giuseppe Zanotti Finds Inspiration in Music, Art, and a Glass of Nebbiolo

Vanity Fair 29 Apr 2020
Here, Zanotti gives us the grand tour. Courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti ... Advertisement ... The sculptures dotting Zanotti’s large and wild garden are an amalgamation of pieces purchased from friends (the pair of 16th-century angels) and at antique art exhibitions (the large foot). The balance of the perfect and imperfect mirrors his understanding of life ... ....

Why does everyone but me have a sunburst mirror?

Vox 27 Apr 2020
Antiques dealer Louis Bofferding told the Wall Street Journal in 2010 that he suspected sunburst mirrors came about as an accidental result of the French Revolution ... “It didn’t take long for enterprising antiques dealers and collectors to buy those vacant sunbursts for a song, ......

This interior design boot camp puts potential tastemakers through their paces

The Los Angeles Times 24 Apr 2020
The next stop was Lief, a sprawling warehouse filled with vintage and outdoor furniture, wallpaper, squawking cockatiels in a large cage and antiques, including a pair of $37,000 gold-embellished mirrors from a 1700s castle that Diehl was eyeing for a client ... and antiques....

Opulent Massachusetts House—an Homage to Versailles—Asks $2.2 Million

Barrons 17 Apr 2020
According to both Mr ... More. Despite Pandemic, U.S ... They spent two years building their dream house, outfitting it with 18-century antiques, gold-leaf trim, intricate moldings, mirrored doors and Swarovski crystal chandeliers ... Tamas said ... Dr. Tamas, 68, and Dr ... More ... The house is decorated to the hilt—even the kitchen has fancy gold-framed mirrors ... Dr ... From ... ....