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How To Spot Real Antiques

Did you know the biggest difference between a genuine Rolex watch and a fake? It’s the second hand. On a real Rolex, the second hand “sweeps” around the face instead of “ticking” off the seconds. When investing in antiques, nobody wants to feel like they’ve been ripped off buying something that isn’t genuine. It might be that the person selling the piece has no idea. That would happen if you’re shopping at a yard or estate sale. There are ways to spot a real deal antique. Here’s what to look for:

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The Wood

Look under the piece or anywhere that wood is exposed to see if there are different types of wood blended together. Most genuine antiques would have this quality. Reproductions are all made from the same single piece.

Signs of Wear

You might not sit in on your antique furniture but when it was first made it was just furniture. That means it could have signs of wear from use. The arms of chairs would be a noticeable place for wear. The bottom of a dining room chair would also be worn down from sliding in and out of the table.

Cushion Stuffing

It wasn’t until the 1920’s when synthetic materials were used to stuff furniture upholstery. Any piece dated before that time would be stuffed with natural materials like horsehair or even hay.

Hand Carving

Before mass reproductions, furniture was made by hand. Any detail carvings wouldn’t be symmetrical. That’s a good thing. You can spot the craftmanship right away. A modern reproduction will have clean lines and carvings that are matched up because they were probably produced by a machine.

Gluing

In addition to glue, older antiques used the mortise or tenon approach to assemble. Simply put that means slotting pieces together like a puzzle.

You can always go to a genuine antique store to look for some of these signs yourself. That’s good practice for when you go shopping. Before you bring your new treasures home, you’re going to want to make room for them. A session with Junk King Dayton can help with that. How many bulky and heavy objects would you like to get out of your house? Let Junk King Dayton clear out all your unwanted items to make room for the special antiques.

Dayton Junk Movers

The shortest distance between two points is a direct line. That might be true but when you’re carrying a heavy sofa, that direct line won’t seem so short at all! This is why you’ll find that every home has at least one piece of furniture that seems out of place. It either doesn’t match with anything else or it is so worn out that nobody wants to sit on it. Sometimes that unwanted piece is “stuck” in the middle of the family room. At other times it might be down in the basement. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make that item disappear? All you need are some dependable junk movers and you can find them with one call to Junk King Dayton.

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The first thing you should know about the Junk King junk movers is that they’re licensed and insured. This makes them trustworthy and professional. Someone who comes to work for Junk King needs to have a positive attitude about the work they’re doing. You won’t find any of these junk movers grumbling about the heat or the amount of stairs that they have to climb. They want to make their customers happy and that begins and ends with a positive attitude.

Scheduling with Junk King can happen online or on the phone. When you book your session online, you be able to use a pricing estimator to find a range for your fee. This won’t be the final price because that will be determined by the Junk King crew when they get to look over all the things you want to get rid of in person. That will let them see how it will all fit on the truck. These junk movers have a lot of experience with packing up their truck and they know just what it will take to get your items into as little space as possible.

The work provided by the Junk King junk movers can also extend to your backyard. Just think of what they can provide when it comes to clearing away old planters, playground sets, fencing and grills. It will be like getting your old yard back! If you need your home clear of rubbish, then it is time to activate the junk movers from Junk King Dayton.