An antique item is basically an item that is collected or desired because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or a time period of human history. Antiques are usually objects that show a particular degree of craftsmanship, collectability, or a certain attention towards any design, such as a desk or an early automobile.
A true antique is an item that has been recognized by having value because of its aesthetic or historical significance, and often defined as at least 100 years old or some other limit. Overall the term is often used loosely to describe any object that is old. Antique is a collectible object that can be a piece of furniture or work or art that has a high value because of its old age, but it varies depending on the item, its source and the year of its creation etc. The alternative term of antique is antiquities, that refers to the remains of ancient art and everyday items from antiquity, and antiquity are also archaeological artifacts. An antiquarian is a person who collects and studies antiquities or things of the past. There are many counties who have there specific kinds of antiques just like antiques in Singapore, is quite famous and have its high cultural and social values.
What is Restoration?
Antiques restoration is restoring of antique or work of art to convert it into new condition, or preserving an antique or work of art from further deterioration as in conservation. Restoration can be as simple as cleaning to remove damaging dirt or grime, such as on the surface of a painting . it can even consist of complete rebuilding or replacement, which can be the case with old automobiles or furniture. Whereas There is a lot of difference between restoring and repairing. The required Functionality can be achieved by a repair, but restoring an item properly is a form of art. Finishes might or may be clear and redone, but it is very essential that the original form is retained, if possible.
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