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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Scottsbluff StarHerald 20 May 2022
Another forward-thinking firm, Inspired Capital, was inspired to turn the look of their office over to a “designer who specializes in residential interiors.” The result was a “charcoal conference room with a massive, gold-framed antique mirror leaning against a wall and a modernist oak table from Anthropologie placed on the diagonal.” ... It’s only HR....

On the market in Palm Beach: Refreshed 1940 house was once architect’s home, studio

Palm Beach Daily News 19 May 2022
Christensen-Lieff was smitten ... She tended the lush tropical gardens that screen the front façade, and she refurbished the kitchen with new white-lacquered wood cabinetry, quartz counters, a mirrored backsplash and high-end appliances. She redid the powder room, putting in an antique pedestal sink and covering the walls with a Gucci wallpaper....

Darren Kennedy: Bring some Bridgerton romance into your home with Regencycore interiors and a regal palette

Irish Independent 14 May 2022
If you use these in a bedroom, think about matching the headboard and coverlet fabric in the same pattern for the full sensory experience.If you prefer not to fully commit to something so overwhelming, an antique mirror or a chandelier will work well in an otherwise minimalist or ......

Teri Orr: A sense of place

Park Record 14 May 2022
The antiques from the Gold Country in Grass Valley and beyond filled my children’s store at Tahoe and my home on the lake there ... And over the years my kids and their friends and then my grandchildren sat on that three-cushion couch with the carved wooden “feet“ and looked in the gilded oval mirror....

Chasing a $10 lunch: UTC students review reasonably priced lunches in Chattanooga

Times Free Press 14 May 2022
Note. This story includes a reference to Mojo Burrito in Red Bank, but the location is currently closed due to a broken water heater ... Asian ... Overall, the atmosphere is colorful and reminds one of a house out of the 1970s with a hipster and antique theme. On the right, flamingo lights decorate the walls with big mirrors to make a small space feel large....

Contents of former seminary auctioned to make room for Ukrainian refugees

RTE 10 May 2022
There is also wooden furniture, light fittings, mirrors, candelabras, and even a dictaphone dated to 1900. Antiques dealer Niall Mullen has spent the last 18 months cataloguing and assembling the collection, which has been on view over the weekend ... Huge thanks to antiques dealer ......

Delivering the goods in Dublin 4 – the former post office that’s been given a vintage makeover

Irish Independent 06 May 2022
A rectangular mirror hangs over the white marble mantelpiece and the open fire.The antique-style low-backed couch, the high ceilings and the carved architraves here are reminiscent of another era, but there are contemporary pieces too, such as the glass coffee table and the minimalistic lamps....

Ornate details add to the allure of these collectibles

The Oregonian 04 May 2022
From a gorgeous ornate sideboard to a simple hand mirror, our items this month show the attention to detail and love of ornamentation that often draw collectors to pieces with age ... A dealer in continental antiques may ask $5,000-$7,000 or more for such a piece, if in excellent condition ... It was purchased from an antique dealer over 50 years ago....

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