The appeal of antique furniture continues to endure because there are always plenty of buyers and collectors willing to invest sometimes very large sums of money on high quality items that have been around for 100 years or more.
The quality of antique furniture varies tremendously in its condition while certain pieces carry a high price tag even if they are less than perfect. This is all part of the fun of shopping around to find something that would fit well in your household.
Most of the time antique furniture you will find at a reclamation yard won’t be in perfect condition and it might have some original pieces missing, but this can often add to the character as long as it still looks good.
Antique shops will often feature furniture that has been restored and polished so that it can be sold for a higher price and it is often cheaper to buy a piece and restore it yourself.
The cost of antique furniture is often more than what you would pay to buy an equivalent piece new furniture but if it’s made from good quality materials it will probably outlast most furniture bought new today.