Relevant categories: Art Deco
(Above photo - Period and vintage art deco antiques )
Art Deco antiques remain a collector's favorite because of the elegance, miscellaneous details, and impeccable finishing. Having sprung up towards the end of World War I, Art Deco sought to inspire hope, playfulness, and positivity. It represented new dawn to a world that had just emerged from a major war. Even though Art Deco provides a modern, elegant feel, it isn't easy to identify those who aren't familiar with the style. That's why we have put together this brief guide to help you pick Art Deco antiques from the crowd.
(Above photo - Vintage art deco bedside chests )
Art Deco antiques utilize various types of materials, including wood, metal, marble, and lacquer. However, some pieces – those that came out in later years – could have bold animal skin or plastic details of various kinds. Makers of such components sought to create bold colors and symmetrical geometric shapes that illuminated homes and offices alike.
Designers used lacquer and metal to create a mirror-like surface when used with glass. That's why you shouldn't take anything without a glossy finish to be genuine Art Deco. Mainly, that applies to furniture pieces such as sideboards and chests of drawers.
Wooden Art Deco furniture pieces stand out for featuring exotic wood most of the time. The designers had to put in a lot of hard work to guarantee beauty, elegance, and durability. They cut the wood and shaped it themselves until they produced a piece of furniture they could be proud of. Therefore, anything made from chipboard isn't genuine Art Deco. Instead, authentic Art Deco antiques have solid exotic wood throughout their structures, which is why they are costlier.
(Above photo - Art deco drinks cabinet with Chinoiserie )
There are many different Art Deco antiques, including chairs, coffee tables, cabinets, and beds. That means you can decorate your entire home using the Art Deco style without leaving out any space. Since Art Deco antiques are long-lasting, you can still find pieces that can make your home stylish and incredible to behold.
The big, sturdy beds from the Art Deco era featured exotic wood like burled oak, Macassar ebony, and bird's eye maple. While most designers preferred to retain the natural wood color, others sought to paint furniture pieces using colorful paint. However, the rest used bold copper and gold colors to bring out a sense of elegance.
(Above photo - Period 1920s art deco desk )
It is easy to identify Art Deco antiques by checking out details like animal prints, motifs, and inlaid materials. You could also check for the designer's sign and identification to place the piece in its time. Examining documents of the furniture ownership can also help you know whether or not the furniture is genuine. Make sure you look at various Art Deco antiques to avoid paying for one that isn't entirely genuine.
(Above photo - Art deco display cabinet )
Art Deco antiques can transform your home's interior décor and help make it exceptionally elegant. We have several of these items in our shop to find what you are looking for and more. Don't hesitate to contact us today!
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