There are plenty of styles available that differ according to the time and place of origin. It is hence better to do a bit of research and have a general idea about the different types available. When you are blending the old into the new, it needs careful consideration so as to ensure that the fit is seamless. Taking the current theme of your home into consideration is hence important. You can always mix and match the antique chairs with modern tables or have a complete antique dining set. Light coloured furniture suits the very modern homes whereas the slightly traditional set up can do well with dark coloured furniture. As for the colour tones, antique furniture comes in shades of warm honey color, shiny reddish colour, different shades of brown apart from the usual colours.
Considering the age of the chair is important. There is a marked difference between antique and vintage. While antiques are at least a hundred years old, vintage items are just over two decades old. The age and place of origin has a big impact on the value of the piece. Antiques go through a lot of wear and tear over the years and hence some minor restorations may be inevitable. You must however ensure that these are not overdone as it will just bring down the value of your furniture piece. Oak by nature is a very strong and durable material and hence the oak chairs are usually in good condition. Elm dining chairs and other hard woods are also popular.
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