The AmericasMart ANTIQUES collection showcases an extraordinary range of authentic fine furnishings and classic, one-of-a-kind home accents. With tens of thousands of square feet of fascinating product, it’s important to approach this collection with a plan to source the unique items that will complete your projects and stores.
To help you in your planning, we’ve compiled a list of 10 must-have antique and vintage items.
PRO TIP: Make yesterday’s chair totally today with a fun textile.
PRO TIP: If the glass isn’t as shiny as it used to be, consider changing it out or using the mirror as a decorative piece instead of a functional mirror.
PRO TIP: Take time to learn about the artist so you can educate your customers about their new piece.
PRO TIP: Some antique rugs are still functional, while others need to be treated as a decorative item. Get the dealer recommendation before you commit.
PRO TIP: The more “out there” the better. Found objects are an opportunity to add something truly unique to a project.
PRO TIP: Ask the dealer how to prove authenticity. Collectors will want to know that they have the real deal.
Tabletop, Glassware and Serveware
PRO TIP: Can’t find a matching set? Mix and match for a fun, eclectic vibe.
PRO TIP: Add charm to a newer home with antique elements like fireplaces.
Books or Magazines
PRO TIP: Look for titles that are relevant to your area.
PRO TIP: Ask about the wiring. If it hasn’t been updated, you’ll need to rewire it before it can be installed in a project.
Find the best of the best by shopping the ANTIQUES collection early and often. ANTIQUES opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017. For more information visit www.AmericasMart.com/attend/antiques.
Photos include pieces represented by Sandy Luther Antiques and Architecturals, Maria’s Antiques, Lucky Fish Gallery, Vintage Persian Rugs, Vermilion Designs, M Fowler Antiques, Huff Harrington Home, The Lamp Shoppe and The Side Door.