Collecting Antique Home Decor from the 1940’s
Do you like to collect 1940’s home decor and antique furniture? The 1940’s heralded a large number of furniture designers making beautiful wood and upholstered furniture in the Art Deco and Neo-Classical styles. Amazingly enough, you can find some simply wonderful 1940’s furniture pieces on Ebay.
When searching for antiques, it is always authenticity that is the primary issue. You need to make sure that the furniture piece you buy is really from the 1940’s era, and not a duplicate or even worse a fake. Check the seller’s reputation on Ebay, and you can also ask for proof of authenticity from the antique seller. Legitimate antique sellers will routinely offer proof of authenticity from a licensed antiques expert.
Whether you are searching for a specific furniture piece from the 1940’s, like a kitchen table or a dining room chair, or trying to furnish an entire room, it is helpful to get to know the styles and designers of the 1940’s period, and then search for the specific design look that you want. The next step is color and fit for your room. Wood furniture was extremely popular during the 1940’s, especially mahogany, a very lovely wood. Knowing this can help you find some mahogany pieces to fill your living room.
You can also decide how much work you would like to put into restoring an antique piece of 1940’s furniture. In most cases, if the piece needs restoration work, then it will be cheaper than a mint condition piece.
Vintage 1940’s Coffee Table
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1940’s Upholstered Furniture
Older upholstered sofas and chairs from the 1940’s period can be a beautiful addition to your home. It is most likely that a piece that old would have been reupholstered at least one time since then assuming it was a well used furniture piece. Most upholstery fabrics from the 1940’s were a thinner style that wore out more easily with use.
If a piece hasn’t been reupholstered, check for the condition of the upholstery, and whether that is an investment that you would need to put into the sofa or chair.
Vintage 1940’s Sofa
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Vintage 1940’s Cabinet
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1940’s Mahogany Furniture
If you are not familiar with mahogany, it is a beautiful wood that is medium to dark in tone with a distinct red or purple red cast. Mahogany has a distinct fine grain and was used a lot to make furniture in the 1940’s. Nowadays, mahogany furniture would be extremely expensive because the wood itself is quite expensive.
Therefore, if you can get your hands on a beautiful mahogany wood table, breakfront, cabinet or chair from the 1940’s, you will be getting a beautiful addition to your dining room, kitchen, living room or office.
Vintage 1940’s oak Desk
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Vintage 1940’s Mahogany Furniture
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Art Deco Furniture
Art Deco was a very hot style in the 1940’s and can be found in many furniture and accessories of the 1940’s era. Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that can add some flair to a room, or if you are an Art Deco collector, you would enjoy the fanciful, strong lines of design.
Art Deco combines influences from French culture with Neo-Classicalism, unusual art and design elements. Art Deco furniture is truly unique and enjoyable for collectors.
Vintage 1940’s Art Deco Furniture
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Vintage 1940’s Chairs
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