Antique’s will never die. There will always be a demand for period items that come with a rich history. However, there’s a new trend which is taking the home decór industry by storm: antique reproduction. What is it, and why is it becoming so widely popular? Read on to find out more!
What is antique reproduction furniture?
Well, it’s rather self-explanatory really. Antique reproduction furniture is exactly as it sounds. It’s furniture which has been produced to look like classic antique items. High-quality replicas which are incredibly difficult to distinguish from the real deal, unless of course, you’re an expert.
Why is it becoming so popular?
Perhaps you can blame it on Downton Abbey. Or perhaps it’s the more likely case of how convenient antique reproduction furniture is. There are far too many reasons to favourite reproduction furniture over genuine antiques. But what are those reasons?
We’re not all made of money
The fact is, antique furniture is incredibly expensive. If you can afford to spend 50,000 AUD on a chair, then by all means, go ahead. However, most people would prefer to save their money, and invest in a cheaper alternative which looks exactly the same (and comes with a warranty).
Who can tell the difference, really?
If you’re an avid antique collector, then the odds are that you won’t even be reading this article. And unless you’re particularly fussed about owning an authentic piece, or your friends and family are going to spot the different and judge you for it, what’s the problem? If you like the look of antique furniture, then it makes a whole lot of sense to go for an inexpensive option.
One must ask themselves, how comfortable are they going to be using antique furniture, which is several hundred years old, every day? On the other hand, if you buy brand-new antique furniture which has been built using modern construction methods, then you’re not going to be too worried. In fact, you’ll be able to get more use out of it and relax in the knowledge that not only is it brand-new, sturdy and purpose-built, but it’s under warranty as well. You can’t lose!
It’s easy to find
You can struggle to find a specific antique item that you want. In fact, you might have to spend months, even years searching and negotiating until you finally find something in a half-decent condition, for the right price. An antique reproduction shop, however, can be found with a simple Google search. Then, you can locate a gorgeous item that you like, place your order and voila! Fast, simple, affordable…need we go on?