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In most cases only a professional will know how to date an antique bed. With so many copies and reproductions being made, sometimes only a well trained eye can tell the difference.

However, while you might not get an exact date there are several steps for how to date an antique bed.

If you’re buying a antique bed from an individual, it’s always a good idea to inquire about the beds history. If the bed has been in their family for a long time, they should be able to give you a good idea of when the bed was made.

They may even be able to tell you exactly when the bed was purchased.

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When you have an insect infestation in your antique wood furniture, like termites, this is a serious problem that must be dealt with effectively and efficiently if you hope to maintain the value of your piece and ensure that the problem doesn’t spread to other antiques that you have.

Termites are not a common problem when it comes to antique furniture, but depending on the location of the furniture and how long it was left unprotected, termites can easily move in and infest your precious antiques. So, what do you do to get rid of them?
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There are various types of furniture that you can get in all different styles dating back hundreds of years, but how can you tell which pieces are the real McCoy, and which ones are replicas, or later models?

Also, when is a piece of furniture classified as an antique, vintage, or just old?

Well here some things that you can look out for when you want to buy an antique or sell one that you think is an antique so that you don’t get taken for a ride:

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How Old Is My Antique Chair ?

Beautiful antique furniture is a priceless possession and should you decide to sell it, you will find it fetches you a significant price. If you have an antique chair piece and are wondering how to tell if it’s really unique, you need to do some tests on it, to determine this. A piece of furniture […]

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The Secret of Antique Table Makers

If you thought that maintaining and cleaning antique furniture is difficult wait till you have to identify the manufacturer of an antique table. Most professional appraisers also have to specialize in only one style or period of furniture. So the simplest way to find the manufacturer would be to hire the services of a professional […]

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