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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‘Art is appropriation’: folklorist Jake Xerxes Fussell connects forgotten tunes to our times

The Observer 24 Jan 2022
“There was no real spirit,” he says ... The album ends with Washington, a song Fussell built from boastful lines about the first American president – “noblest of men” – that he saw woven into an antique wool rug. His voice carries gentle scorn mirrored by the ragged bite of his guitar, making a sly eulogy for the myth of American exceptionalism ... ....

Sikorski's Attic: Grandmother’s heirloom watch is beautiful, valuable

Citrus County Chronicle 20 Jan 2022
I have a very ornate 19th century Victorian mirror that I love, but the mirror is horrible ... Can I just have the mirror replaced and will that effect the value of the piece? I appreciate your opinion on this ... If the mirror frame was made by a special maker recognized in the antiques furniture marketplace it would make a difference....

3 Bedroom Home in St. Helena - $8,159,000

Napa Valley Register 18 Jan 2022
Spectacular iconic St ... Down a cozy library with fireplace and coffered ceiling, Great Room with vaulted ceiling and solid walnut and antique mirrored fireplace, large dining room, and chef's kitchen with limed walnut millwork and white marble counters ... Private well on property. View More ... ....

Neato D9

TechRadar 13 Jan 2022
In our testing it tried to clean the base of a floor standing lamp and had a go at climbing up a chair leg as well as onto the frame of a floor standing mirror. It didn’t cause any damage, but this certainly wouldn’t be acceptable if we had antique furniture ... You have delicate or antique furniture....

Raveena Tandon loves to wear bling; these looks are proof

Indian Express 13 Jan 2022
Raveena Tandon and her era in Bollywood is unforgettable ...  . View this post on Instagram.   ... As such, the actor looked stunning in this Karishma Khanduja salwar suit set with mirror embroidery on the yoke. She styled it with antique-looking silver jewellery and juttis ...   ... The multi-coloured bralette also featured subtle mirror embroidery ... ....

My Favorite Things: It's the faces that captivate panoramic photo collector Lara Jo Hightower

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 09 Jan 2022
Active collections include American pottery in all colors, with my biggest collection being matte white pottery; vintage floral prints for my bedroom walls; vintage bird prints; vintage and antique ornate mirrors; figurines of women; Toby pitchers; pitchers in the shape of ......

Shot fired through door, missing family members; man told deputies he was trying to 'sight' ...

Crossville Chronicle 06 Jan 2022
No charges have been filed, and family members escaped injury — or worse — when a neighbor accidentally fired a shot through a front door ... Dec ... The bullet traveled through a front wooden door, across the room and traveled through an antique mirror and sheet wall ... .......

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