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Tips on Finding the Perfect Antique Dining Room Furniture

Tips on Finding the Perfect Antique Dining Room Furniture


If you’re anything like me, you crave the quality that antiques lend to a room, and want only the best. The fun thing about antiques is that a beautiful character-rich piece can range in price from $0 to $50,000. It all depends on you answer to the all-important question: How much time are you willing to invest to hunt for the perfect bargain?

Pressed for time? Find a quality dealer

If you’re pressed for time, then I’d highly recommend you look up some local antique dealers. Here you can find decent deals. If you’re looking to save then I’d recommend choosing hole-in-the-walls in areas with low rents. Just be ready to be hunting around in basements with low lighting and 7′ ceilings. If you want the whole experience, then hit up the higher class dealers.

Willing to work for it? Hit up Craigslist!

If you’re willing to put in a little bit of time, I’d really suggest Craigslist. You can find great deals, you get to visit new areas of the city, you’re helping out the environment by buying second-hand, and you can make some interesting friends. My husband and I have bought the majority of the furniture in our home on Craigslist, (including our 1940s 8′ long expandable solid oak dining table with 8 chairs and elaborate sideboard for $500 and free delivery). It really has been our favorite way of shopping. It definitely beats yard sales.

You may also want to check this e-book called The Ultimate Antique Furniture Guide that I recently bought, Everything I wanted to know about antique furniture I learned it from this e-book – it’s definitely worth it.

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