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    Valuable Antique Furniture Styles

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    Antique furniture is important to its owner for different reasons.  Some collect and appreciate antiques because of the inherent history and story; others simply love the particular aesthetic.  Some antique owners don’t know or care about anything other than the fact that their family has owned it for years or generations, an equally valid reason to fall in love with a piece of furniture!

    Certain styles of antique furniture are perennially popular, so if you’re interested in acquiring a valuable piece or finding out if your own antique might be valuable, take a look at these 4 types of valuable antique furniture styles:

    • Mid-Century Modern – Midcentury homes and furniture are exceedingly popular right now. Works from this period, roughly the mid-40s to the mid-60s, are known for simplicity, clean lines, and bold shapes and colors.  If you have a MCM teak desk or sofa, or a tulip chair with original bold-colored fabric, it could be very valuable, and there would likely be very high interest or demand for it.
    • Shaker – Shaker style antique furniture is also very popular right now, in large because it is frequently used in modern farmhouse style homes, which are extremely popular at this time, and other contemporary style homes. Shaker furniture is characterized by simplicity, utility, and clean lines, and is valued by and beloved by collectors and minimalist designers and homeowners.
    • Craftsman / Arts & Crafts – As the name of the era indicates, there was an emphasis on craftsmanship during this era, not only in furniture, but also in ceramics, woodworking, and all types of handmade works.Furthermore, hardwoods were often used during this period, so if you have a sofa, desk, settee, or chair from this era, it’s likely very well made and valuable.
    • Art Deco – The 1920s brought about the Art Deco age, and furniture from this era has an aesthetic that has appealed to every generation after it. If you have a sofa, dresser, or dining table from the Deco period, you probably deeply value it, and if you don’t, there is a collector or afficionado who will!

    Craftsman, Midcentury Modern, Colonial, Shaker, Deco, and all other types of antique furniture deserve to be restored to their original beauty and enjoyed!  Jax Furniture Refinishing & Upholstering is the best local furniture restoration service trusted by homeowners throughout Jacksonville, Riverside, Ponte Vedra, and the Beaches.  If you’d like to have your beloved antique restored, please give us the opportunity to do it!