Ask someone why they love antiques or vintage pieces, and you’ll rarely get a one sentence answer. The history and provenance, the uniqueness, the skilled craftsmanship behind a piece, or the fact they’re likely to last long after you’re gone – these are just some of the reasons behind this passion for the past. But if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to antique, there are plenty of great quality reproduction pieces worth a look too, and you can pick up a piece that looks aged yet is easier on the wallet. Here’s a furniture shopping list by type, to give you some ideas.
Tables, consoles and side tables
Finishing touches: Chests, mirrors and more
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