Tips for a Great Buy at Antique Furniture Auctions

Are you someone who finds modern furniture all too smug and lacking in the sort of character that craftsmen in another time could always bring to their creations? To lovers of vintage furniture, life can be a constant search for satisfaction at auction houses one after the other. There are great deals to be had for people who have an eye for quality. That eye needs a great level of ability too.

You can buy office furniture in Canberra from an online furniture auction.

Buying antique furniture at auctions isn’t anything like going down to your favorite local antique store. While you are allowed to judge items going on auction closely for quality anywhere, the question of how much you are expected to pay for it comes up only when the bidding actually gets underway. You need to be particularly quick making decisions on the spot over what you are expected to pay for that chest of drawers you have an eye on.

Make full use of the pre-auction inspection, evaluate every piece of antique furniture closely that you believe might be of interest to you, and make a mental note of how high you’re willing to go. When the piece you are after is actually on the auction block, you will need to make decisions on the fly. Inspecting antique furniture isn’t as straightforward a deal as it sounds though.

The first thing to note when you go about inspecting that antique furniture is that natural wood finished with natural techniques (as opposed to wood finished with modern techniques) usually comes with imperfections like little dints and blemishes. These are flaws that give antique furniture their character and are not to be seen to be a dealbreaker in any way. However, a piece that has so many major flaws that it will need to be refinished can be something to worry about. Antiques that are refinished lose their value.