What is an Antique? March 19 2015, 0 Comments

For anyone who goes to an antique store to purchase antique furniture, the question seems to arise "What is an antique?" The problem confronts not only the buyers but the dealers as well. In 1930 the U.S. government determined that objects had to be at least 100 years old to be classified as antiques. That means the scale slides every year as more objects fit into that time frame as they age.

However, the term antique is used rather loosely among the masses, and often ends up reflecting the age of the person using it. The classification can vary throughout the U.S., someone in Wyoming may view antiques differently than someone in New England who is used to seeing items brought over during European colonization versus something made regionally by the first settlers to the area.

For Patagonia Legacy antiques provide a source of inspiration not only in their design but also in craftsmanship. In the above photo (a dining table in a castle), the scrolled legs are similar to our popular dining table Fraile (seen below). 

What is an Antique to you?