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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Embrace Timeless Design Elements for a Lasting Aesthetic

Longview News-Journal 09 Nov 2019
Invite the past to the present, blending influences from the Edwardian Era and sensibilities from the Machine Age for timeless appeal ... Take time to curate a space without granting trends too much influence, whether it be a patient search for an antique mirror or a large-scale painting that boasts modern, yet classic styles for a transitional effect....

Why Every Mother Deserves A ‘Mum Cave’

Huffington Post 08 Nov 2019
A mum suffering from postnatal depression came up with a unique way of taking time out for herself, by building herself a “mum cave” under the stairs ... Related... In it, there’s an old desk I salvaged from an estate agent who was clearing out, some antique mirrors I found in a charity shop and an Ikea lamp ... Related... Related... ....

Movies on TV this week: ‘GoodFellas’ on AMC and more

The Los Angeles Times 08 Nov 2019
Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z. FOUR STAR FILMS ... 5.45 p.m ... 6 a.m ... 3.15 a.m ... Antiquities (2018) Andrew J ... A woman spends her time working in her mother’s antique shop in a small ski village ... Adult siblings make plans to destroy an antique mirror and the malevolent force within it that caused the deaths of their parents....

Devilish new restaurant and lounge raises hell on West Sixth Street

Culture Map 06 Nov 2019
Barely a month after downtown Italian supper club Sophia’s snuck out of Austin, a mischievous new concept is taking its place ... Sixth St ... Las Vegas company Lisa Escobar Design brought in antique mirrors and brass furnishings, as well as original artwork that mirrors the kitchen’s new Mediterranean direction ... .......

'Love Is Blind': Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter 06 Nov 2019
Shannon Tarbet plays a woman with a strange mental disorder in Monty Whitebloom and Andy Delaney's romance ... One often feels that autism is just another set-dressing quirk here, much like the silly decor (stacks of books used as an architectural feature, walls full of antique mirrors) in Farmer's office ...  . Production company. Locomotive ... Cast ... ....

Add a touch of elegance to your home with these decorative mirrors

The Times of India 05 Nov 2019
Mirrors are an accessory that adds a great style and elegance to any living space. A strategically placed mirror can even trick the eye into making a room feel larger than its actual size. Decorating with mirrors is a great way to add detail on a blank wall ... Contemporary mirrors are available in various designs and shapes and finishes ... Antique Mirror....

Helen Day Art Center: 'Unbroken Current' and 'Studio of Archeo-virtual Spiritings'

Times Argus 31 Oct 2019
Its title, “Unbroken Current,” comes from a quote by writer Min Chen about the work of artist Sanford Biggers, whose “The Tyranny of Mirrors,” is here ... Biggers’ media in “The Tyranny of Mirrors” are antique quilts and paint — the quilts recalling their reported use as signposts on the Underground Railroad....

La Brea tar is his paint. How one man turns ‘primordial goo’ into celestial art

The Los Angeles Times 31 Oct 2019
“Isn’t this luscious stuff?” says artist James Griffith as brown shiny goo drips from a stick he’s pulled from a five-gallon pail ... 30 ... Tar on antique mirror, 44 inches by 21 inches ... Advertisement ... Taking an oval wall mirror that once belonged to his grandmother, he has drawn the moon into the tar coating — relatively accurately, he says ... Advertisement ... ....

The Grudge reboot trailer is an extremely jumpy affair

The Independent 28 Oct 2019
Say his names three times before the mirror, I dare you - Joe Sommerlad ... The siblings suspect supernatural forces are at play, with an antique mirror being at the root of all the evil ... The siblings suspect supernatural forces are at play, with an antique mirror being at the root of all the evil....

REVIEW: New and Improved ‘Phantom of the Opera’ exceeds expectations with extravagant set and sonic mastery

The Daily Nebraskan 25 Oct 2019
A murky screen curtain distorts the appearance of a dark and dusty opera house ... From Oct. 23 to Nov ... From the rustic haze of the Phantom’s lair that served as the backdrop to the performance of the song “Music of the Night” to the artistically embellished ballroom comprised of antique mirrors for “Masquerade,” everything about the set was dazzling ... ....

PICS: Anantara Bazaruto unveils chic transformation

Independent online (SA) 24 Oct 2019
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort has unveiled a chic transformation for its beach villas with the new looks inspired by African culture and Mozambique’s native marine life ... The restaurant boasts stylish new finishes including terrazzo floor tiles, polished concrete countertops, antique mirrors and bronze detailing ... Visit....

Compartés is opening a new shop and chocolate factory in Hancock Park

The Los Angeles Times 24 Oct 2019
“This is Willy Wonka for 2020.”. Jonathan Grahm is standing in the middle of his new Compartés chocolate shop in Hancock Park on a recent morning, beaming ... Others are sliding finished bars into shiny gold wrappers ... Antique mirrors line the back of the factory and there’s a plush black leather couch in the shop that Grahm plucked from his home office ... ....

10 Horror Movies That Will Definitely Make You Shed Actual Tears

Gamespot 24 Oct 2019
Oculus has Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites play siblings who reunite after years apart and return to their family home, where they're awaited by an ominous antique mirror that they believe played a part in the traumatic event that separated them as children....