Antique Empire dressers make an elegant statement in the home. In addition to being beautiful, empire dressers are extremely useful as an antique piece of furniture. There are a number of reasons to start collecting empire dressers (often called empire chests), and we’d love to explain to you just a few of the reasons we can’t get enough of this decorating classic!
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Antique Furniture Values
As the Bohemian’s, running a successful antique and furniture online store gives us a huge outlet. Because of that much of our business revolves around crunching the numbers and determining the value of antique furniture. As antique furniture dealers, Bohemian’s constantly has to appraise the antique furniture values.
Bohemian’s antique store has found that antique furniture has four key elements that come into play in regards to establishing antique value in the retail market. The values are determined by aesthetics, functionality, condition, and historical provenance and of-course authenticity. While each element is important, if any antique furniture item tips the scales, it can make up in part for others where the antique may be lacking. Bohemian’s has also found that antique customers value different things when it comes to antiques, and even that my husband and I differ on opinion (Gasp!). Quite frequently the Bohemian’s differ about the value of an antique and which element is most important. Let me explain…
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