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An antique is a collectable item, at least 100 years old. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society

The common definition of antique is a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age, yet it does in fact vary depending on the source, product, and year. Motor vehicles are an exception to the 100-year rule. The customary definition of antique requires that an item be at least 100 years old and in original condition.

Factors to Keep in Mind When Collecting Antique Art

There are many aspects to consider when buying antique art, but here are the five essential factors to keep in mind:

Condition of the Piece

The condition of an antique is one of the main factors that determines value of it and as such must be the first important factor to consider when buying antiques. Some antique collectors only collect mint condition pieces and will pay those very well who keep their antiques in tip-top condition. Even a very old antique kept in fairly good condition will increase the value of it.

Antiques in mint condition reach large sums because the collector knows that if they also look after it thoroughly then it will still exist for a very long time- which of course only adds more value to the piece.

For serious antique art collectors and investors, the pieces condition is usually the deciding factor over whether to purchase it or not.

Are there any Relevant Current Market Trends That Could Influence the Piece’s Value?

The second essential factor to consider when collecting antique art is the current market trends. Current market trends often influence the value of a piece of antique art. In general, the higher the demand for a piece: the higher the value of it. This is also the case for antiques in low supply because if a piece is in short supply then it is considered rare and adds value to the piece accordingly. Antiques may lose value if they are bought or sold following a boom in that pieces market.

Buy Original Items only

One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing antiques is the authenticity of the piece in consideration. Antique collection is more or less a business these days and there are lots of cons out there trying to defraud investors by selling them reproduced items. In buying any antique art piece, one should conduct adequate research so as not to fall victim fraud. One should buy from established dealers who are members of trusted associations.

Invest only in things you like

There are various reasons that make people invest in antiques either for pleasure or economic value. One mistake most investors make is to pick collectibles for investment purposes only. Pick those antiques that you’ll be happy to have in your home for years to come. See financial value of collectibles as bonuses. This is one secret of successful investors.

Look for rare items

Rare items are usually the most valuable, so invest in antiques that are unusual. Anthea Gesua of Anthea AG Antiques, which specialises in jewellery, said: “Look for the quirky and something with an edge, something that will be noticed, such as animals, an unusual shape or real craftsmanship.”

Check for any Unfamiliar Marks

Any antique art collector should also be looking for any additional features on the piece when considering buying it. These features can be anything from unfamiliar marks to a hidden signature etched on the frame. In a lot of cases, people selling antiques have inherited the piece and as such may not know anything about collecting antiques or may not have carried out any research prior to selling.

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