Antique

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.

Definition

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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How to create a 'garden' look in your home — with both flora and fauna

The Philadelphia Tribune 31 Jul 2022
Create new vistas ... O’Connell brought them into the Richmond space with antique bird prints, a serpent-framed mirror and a vintage taxidermy pheasant from Creel and Gow ... O’Connell filled the sunroom and the living room with vintage rattan, wicker and bamboo pieces, for example, sourcing pieces on Chairish and at Richmond’s West End Antiques Mall ... .......
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Senior Moments: Here’s who got into the wrong side of the bed this morning

Orange County Register 23 Jul 2022
For years now, I’ve been sleeping on the wrong side of the bed. The side where the nightstand lamp is on my right. Making it not optimal for reading in bed, my favorite place to read ... This has always been my side ... My aunt Rose’s antique mirror picks up the Bougainvillea from outside the window, so I enjoy the purple blossoms twice from my bed....

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