Antique Victorian Furniture
You can bring back the charm of Victorian furniture by finding neat pieces in your home to use daily. Some collectors, rather than use the furniture, put antiques on display so others can enjoy their inherent beauty. For your information, genuine antiques are 100 plus years old and constructed by amateur and master artisans. Also available, reproductions are designed to resemble original designs from the 1800s and 1900s. Choose from chairs, tables and dining furniture in rich finishes, such as mahogany, oak and walnut hardwoods.
Antique Victorian Cabinets and Cupboards
Victorian cabinets and cupboards as well as buffets and sideboards can grace your dining room or foyer with their appealing good looks. Many designs include ornate carvings, mirrors and patinated surfaces from exposure to years of wear. Use a Victorian bookcase to house books, china and pottery pieces. Moreover, many homeowners put an antique chest of drawers in a dining room to store table linens and tableware. Finally, consider a glass-front cupboard to display family heirlooms, such as teapots, old glasses and other small antiques.
Antique Victorian Chairs
Velvet-covered Victorian chairs were commonly used during this era named for the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Many chairs have castor feet or slender Cabriole legs and clawed feet. Some have inlaid leather seats and matching backs. Overall, the design of Victorian chairs varies from plain to lavishly detailed specimens. Due to their age, they typically have normal wear and tear, such as marks on the wood or frayed upholstery fabric.
Antique Victorian Beds
John Macarthur, a famous Australian wool industry pioneer, would have liked the selections of Victorian beds. Older examples from the 1800s are made from cast iron, which may have been painted several times during their lifetime. Some beds were constructed using a combination of cast iron and brass. For convenience, these beds come apart for easier transport.