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December 7, 2013 10:30 am

Antique Furniture Pieces for Your Study

A home study is where challenges are thought through and where decisions are made, and having good furniture is crucial. And if you’re a lover of antiques, here are the five must-have antique furniture pieces to deck out your study with!

A wooden desk

For starters, every study must include a desk. Often times the desk is the focal point of the entire space because it holds much importance in terms of functionality and design. Choose a desk with a surface large enough for the purpose that it is intended. If you need items displayed on your desk, choose a desk with enough length to hold objects without crowding the space needed for writing or reading documents. If your desk is used for multiple documents and files, always look for a piece with extra width. When shopping for antique desks, look for one with the original joints and hinges still intact.

An antique Lamp

There are many modern lamps available. They tend to be cheaper and in lesser need of maintenance as compared to an antique lamp. However, anyone who has been around antique lamps long enough would know that it is still unparalleled when it comes to character and craftsmanship. An antique lamp is not only a good investment; it is also an interesting piece that can add character and mystery to any study. Aside from its material and aesthetics, one of the most important qualities to look for when getting an antique lamp is if it still works. Consult your dealer if the piece you are buying is functional and if its parts are obtainable in case of repair.

Antique FurnitureA comfortable chair

Attention to detail is important when getting a chair for your study. Your chair must be sturdy enough to support your weight. It also needs to be comfortable enough to support your back. When purchasing a chair for your study, there are a few things that you need to consider. Choose a chair that is made of hardwood. This way, you are assured of the strength and endurance of the material. Also, when purchasing a chair separate from your desk, make sure that it is at a proportionate level to the desk’s edge. Always check chair cushions if it can be easily replaced and if it is of a material that can be easily cleaned.

A sturdy bookshelf

A study would not be complete without a bookshelf. A bookshelf is one of the most distinguishable parts of a study. A sturdy bookshelf is essential to a study because it is a commanding presence to a space. Choose a bookshelf that is of good quality and craftsmanship. Quality will mean that it is strong and possesses the necessary aesthetics to complement all the other objects in the room. When purchasing a bookshelf as an addition to a space, choose one with a stain and design that goes well with the rest of the room’s furniture.

A functional timepiece

A clock, such as an antique wall clock or a massive grandfather clock is a wonderful addition to your study. The good thing about a timepiece is that it can either complement a space or can also be the center of its design. One with a story to tell is usually the best choice. When shopping for a timepiece make sure that it has working parts that can easily be repaired or replaced.

When choosing furniture for your study, choose wisely. If you can’t go from one shop to another to compare, many online shops can provide you with a wide variety of options at a single touch of a button. Completing these must-haves help you ensure that you have a lovely and functional space.

About the author: Angie Cole is a fan of everything vintage and admires true old-world craftsmanship. She writes for Antiques on Old Plank Road, a furniture shop that imports and restores European quality antique and vintage pieces.