There are many reasons why people choose to own vintage furniture and artwork. Whether a treasured heirloom or investment, or simply the love and appreciation for the aesthetics of a past style, when you own a piece of vintage furniture or artwork, you own a little piece of history. We as collectors are the current steward of that particular object and have a shared responsibility to maintain it as best we are able for the next generation of antique enthusiasts. To do so in the most effective way possible, you need proper know-how.
Decoding the value and history of antique and vintage furniture can be challenging. While a careful review of an item’s defining characteristics such as materials used, shape, and decorative flourishes can help you get a general idea regarding the age of a piece, a maker’s mark, if present, can help you pinpoint an item’s specific history, such as when and where it was produced and by whom.
Mid-century is one of the popular styles that Good Wood carefully sources for our customers, and we often get questions about laminate, a material that is common to original mid-century modern furniture.
While the second-hand market has always been an essential part of American society, in the last decade or so it has exploded in popularity. People all over the nation are flocking to vintage and thrift stores in the pursuit of something wonderful and unique.
There are more reasons than ever to shop vintage, and GoodWood is here to assist you in starting or continuing your thrifting journey.
We are always pleased when one of our customers, seeing one of our store photos, becomes excited about vintage furnishings and decorations. Unfortunately, due to our high turnover of products, there is a high probability that almost all the items in our store photos have already been sold.