How do I know if my chair is an antique?
One of the greatest telltale signs of a chairs age include the markings or tags left by the manufacturer. Modern upholstered chairs may feature a tag listing both manufacturer and serial number or design name, which can be looked up on the manufacturers website or on collector websites.
What makes a piece of furniture an antique?
In the strictest sense, the difference between an antique and a vintage item is its age. Antiques are items which must be at least 100 years old. That means, as of the date of this posting, an antique item was made on or before April of 1918.