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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In the market for a century-old Mountain Avenue bungalow? Possible speakeasy included.

Coloradoan 21 Feb 2024
For decades, the mysterious room has peeked out from behind narrow, barred windows underneath the century-old Craftsman, boasting a big oak wet bar complete with back mirror and brass foot rail, a heavy steel door and an antique safe cemented into its west wall....

'A little escape': An old barn inspires a new events venue in Peoria

Journal Star - Peoria 19 Feb 2024
PEORIA — Ashley Wurzer had a vision when she drove by an antique barn for sale on Route 150 and Trigger Road in 2021 ... Wurzer began collecting antiques for the endeavor even before she owned the property. Numerous antique mirrors refract light emitted by the barn’s enormous windows while beautifully reflecting the bride and her guests....

Run, Don't Walk—You Can Get the Infamous Anthropologie Mirror For 40% Off Right Now

The Daily Beast 15 Feb 2024
Anthropologie’s President’s Day sale will technically run through the weekend, but if you want to score this highly beloved and antique-inspired gilded mirror for $200+ off (the final cost depends on the size you go with, of course), we advise you act fast because, with this rare ......

PETA wants carousel maker to stop creating rides with animal figures

The Virginian-Pilot 10 Feb 2024
Meanwhile, the 100-year-old Historic Hampton Carousel is expected to reopen to the public sometime this spring, after extensive work to restore and repair the ride — one of only 170 functioning antique wooden carousels in the country....

A-listers shine at opening for Chanel’s starry new jewelry salon on Fifth Avenue

New York Post 09 Feb 2024
Valentino celebrates Soho store opening with a Sartiano’s pop-up. Celebs flock to H&M’s haute new SoHo spot. You can shop Jessica Chastain’s closet thanks to her Vestiaire Collective closet sale ... black and gold lacquer paneling, coromandel wall screens, gilded mirrors, and an opulent mix of contemporary and fine art and antiques....

Romantic rooms to set the mood

Detroit news 08 Feb 2024
“For me, it’s the lighting,” she says ... A Kohler sink features an exquisite botanical composition, while the brass mirror and faucet have an antique feel ... The new mirror and lamp are a little bit unexpected,” Evans says ... Using circular shapes like the mirror and embroidered fabric like the drapery panels can also be romantic in feel.”. Language of love....