Woodwork antiques are beautiful pieces of art. However, with modern technology it is easy to fool someone into thinking cheap synthetics as classic woodworks. To avoid buying such modern versions of vintages, if you are interested in buying one, then you must know the process of evaluating woodwork. Research, observation and techniques are essential though it is not as complicated as rocket science. For that, we have to remember five things so that we can get the best bargain while buying woodworks.
The historicity of a woodwork makes a lot of difference in its price especially details about the place of its manufacture, its former owner and its design, which might mirror the period to which it belongs. For a good bargain, you must keep a track of the flea market or garage sells where such woodworks can be bought at a price lesser than its original value. This is not simply an addition to your household but , trust me, its an investment.
becomes the main source of evaluation.
Before buying, you should attentively check the small embellishments, consistency and neatness of the woodwork so that you get a clear idea of its method of manufacture. Small bric-a-bracs like the differences in color tone, uneven sanding divulge a lot about the works quality.
Always do some researching before buying a wood antiques so that you have clear idea of the features of woodwork of a certain period. If seller claims woodwork belongs to the 1950’s then you can check the veracity of his claim. This is essential because you will pay big bucks for this and therefore should not end up buying a veneer coated fake work with plastics and screws in it.
Most importantly, the piece you buy must be capable enough to store something in it. So do not be fooled by looks but check its utility too because if it does not serve its purpose then it is not worth buying.
If you have no idea about woodwork, evaluation then takes an expert with you while buying one. Therefore, to get a second opinion before buying expensive stuffs is a smart thing to do.