Buying Vintage – Pros, Cons and Tips

Buying vintage pieces for your home or office is a great way to add variety in styles, colors and patterns to your overall design. Additionally, the uniqueness of vintage finds adds some fabulous character to your décor, no matter how big or small. Rare, hard-to-find discoveries can be special keepsakes that you’ll never let go of. Vintage pieces can truly be treasures, and the saying “they just don’t make them like this anymore” certainly applies in many cases.

Bella Vici has many vintage finds available for purchase on our website. One of these is the Vintage Bristol Chandelier, which radiates Old World elegance. The strands of white oak beads that form its classic silhouette make it a traditional accessory with extraordinary elegance.

Add some graceful curves and a little distressing to your space with our Distressed Bombay Chest. Complete with its white crackling, leafy handles and Victorian detailing, this elegant piece never goes out of style. Perfect as a bedroom storage unit, this piece adds a little lived-in character and a lot of elegance to your décor scheme.

Buying vintage can be a bit tricky at times, especially if you’re thinking about spending a pretty penny on something valuable. Our advice is to do your research on the item before you buy it. Try to research any maker’s marks, trademarks, or any other significant detail that can testify to the item’s authenticity. There are also plenty of experts in authenticity around as well, whose help you can enlist if you’ve bought a particularly valuable piece. Above all, it never hurts to ask! No matter where you choose to buy vintage pieces, the owner should be able to give you a full history of the item. This is good to know for your own knowledge as well, especially with special pieces that you would like to pass down to your family members.

For more ideas, advice and suggestions regarding vintage or anything décor, come in and see us! We’re always happy to help.

Discover something special today.

 

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