Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Classic Wood Designs Never Die

Classic wood-carved designs in antique furniture was made popular in the late 1700s, early 1800s, and began a Renaissance of American art in fine furniture. Centered mostly in the area from Pennsylvania through Ohio, this movement lasted roughly a century and produced some of the finest pieces of luxury furniture ever created.

There is another movement that is gaining wind right now, and it is a revival of the centuries old movement that originally created those lovely pieces; this movement is in antique reproduction furniture. These pieces of reproduction furniture emulate the styles of days passed, with their sturdy design, ornate carvings, and rich lacquers.

The fact that these pieces are reproductions only means that they were recently built. These pieces of furniture are strictly reproduced to the original specifications and are of the same high quality that the originals held.

To browse the exclusive selections of antique reproduction furniture from Antique Purveyor, visit the online store at:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Paint That Goes Great With Antiques

Antiques have a way of bringing elegance and character to a room... That is, if the entire mood of the room is done right. Many people forget about paint styles when they are decorating in antiques. Paint styles and colors can either make or break a room. PGH Painter is a painting company based out of Pittsburgh, PA, and they know just out to accent elegant furniture with a beautiful paint job.

Painting and refurbishing classic houses is PGH's specialty. The East Coast style is usually made up of antiques and classic paint colors, so with over 15 years of experience in their field, these Pittsburgh painters have the know-how to finish off your interior design perfectly.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Classics Live Forever

It has been said that a true classic will never die; it will live on for eternity and will remain as popular as it was in its infancy. This is true for many antiques that are still around. Even though their prime is years-past, their popularity and allure is still strong.

Fine furniture has a way of withstanding both time and trends, and retains functionality and appeal throughout many generations. This is the philosophy of Antique Purveyor, an online boutique for classics from the past. The items found on Antique Purveyor's ledger are more than just items of furniture, they are relics from another time. These relics, though old, are still as good as new and looking for a new home.

You might think that with an average age of 80-100 years, that these pieces may not be aesthetically pleasing; however, these pieces of furniture look better today than they did when they were first born into the furniture world. In fact, the styles that these pieces were crafted in are as alive today as they ever were. Reproduction furniture often tries to mimic the styles of these ancient items, but the true originals are beyond comparison.

Where can you find these beautiful and timeless items? You can find them from the comfort of your own home, by simply aiming your web-browser to antiquepurveyor.com. This website has hundreds of actual antique pieces, as well as reproductions. Stop by Antique Purveyor today to browse their selections and find that perfect piece for your home.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Window Treatments to Match Antiques

Keeping a style and flow throughout your house and/or rooms can become difficult when you design your house around antiques. Finding fabrics that match the sometimes several hundred year old furniture is quite a daunting task.

Thankfully LIWTS which specializes in window treatments in Long Island, NY are experts at finding the perfect fabric to match the existing interior design styles that you have in place, or the styles you long for.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Day of Antiquing, Online

Everyone loves to go out for a day of antiquing. Antique shopping is both peaceful and entertaining, and really brings back a sense of simplicity from the days of yore. However, sometimes we are just too busy to take a day to go out to the antique shops.

With Antiquepurveyor.com, you don't even have to leave the house to browse through gorgeous antiques and antique reproduction furniture.

The selection at Antique Purveyor is immense, featuring collections of dining room tables and chairs, armoires, mahogany desks, and more. All products are top quality, great condition, and Antique Purveyors offers shipping all over the country.

Begin browsing through these unique pieces of furniture and home accessories today by visiting their online store at:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Antique collecting has a venerable history dating from the preservation of valued religious objects in antiquity. By the 16th cent. English and European private collections of rarities flourished. But it was the 18th cent., with its development of the art and science of archaeology, that produced the impetus for public and private collecting in earnest.In the United States collectors, seriously active since the 18th cent., first concentrated on old books, manuscripts, the possessions and mementos of famous people, and classical antiquities. 

State historical societies encouraged the growing interest in colonial history and its artifacts. In the late 1850s an association was founded to restore and preserve Mount Vernon, the first of the country's many house museums. Finely crafted household articles such as pewterware and furniture claimed collectors' attention with the opening of the Centennial Exposition of 1876 in Philadelphia, in which reconstructed colonial rooms were exhibited.During the 20th cent. many sorts of objects in addition to paintings, books, and furniture attracted the collector's attention. 

Specialty collections grew in such items as quilts, bedspreads, jewelry, glass, coins, postage stamps, china, porcelain, silver and other metalcraft, needlework (including needlepoint, embroidery samplers, lace, and hooked rugs), bottles, stoneware, pill boxes, scrimshaw (expertly carved teeth and bones of sperm whale and walrus tusks), snuffboxes, fans, watches, clocks, periodicals, badges, daguerreotypes, postcards, photographs, toys, posters, military and political souvenirs, objects reminiscent of many forms of public transport (including railroad and ship bells, whistles, lamps, and models), buttons, and many varieties of folk art and memorabilia symbolic of the recent past.

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