The New York State Museum located in Albany is celebrating 175 years of being open for visitors. On display through April is a veritable potpourri of all the artifacts the museum has collected in those 175 years. This represents items from collections of anthropology, history and natural science. All told there are over 15 million pieces that are part of the museums inventory. These pieces are rotated through the collections and provide of valuable insight into our past.
Along with the vast mineral collection and displays of flora and fauna, there is an extensive collection that represents over 200 years of decorative arts dating between 1700 and 1900. With this collection visitors can take a gander at furniture from a long bygone era. These furniture pieces have been carefully selected to represent all walks of life and can definitely be classified as true antiques. All of this talk about museum collections begs the question “do you have anything worthy of a museum in your home?”
Antique collectors know all about the value of their own collection. Whether they are gathering turn-of-the-century furniture or vintage metal lunch boxes there is a value attached to those items especially when they are in mint condition. This circles right back to your own version of “antiques.” Is that sofa an antique just because you’ve had it for longer than you can remember? If it’s because it’s just old then it really doesn’t have any value. An antique is also determined by rarity. In other words, if they made over 1 million sofas and you have one of them and the other million are still out there it really can’t be considered an antique!
You should not be discouraged by having old furniture that is closer to being junk than an antique. Instead, embrace the fact that you got many good years of service from this piece of furniture. Bow it’s time to bid a fond farewell and replace it with a piece that is probably going to be a lot more comfortable!
Once you’ve gone shopping for a new sofa in the Capital District you need to make arrangements for getting rid of the old one in time for the big switch. That’s easily taken care of when you can hire the services of a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King. These are the same folks who can take away any type of bulky item from your home or yard. The true benefit with hiring professionals is that they’ll be experienced with moving heavy objects so you won’t have to throw out your back. They’ll also have the big enough truck to take away your old sofa. As long as you’ve hired the Capital District’s professional junk haulers why not really put them to work? The same day that they are moving out your old sofa they can move out anything else that might be cluttering up your life. Because these are dependable movers you can count on them clearing out that old furniture with enough time for you to give a good mopping of the floors just before the new sofa arrives!
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