APPRAISING ANTIQUE FURNITURE & OTHER PIECES

Antiques Furniture – Although true antiques are in theory built before 1900, today even circa 1950’s is starting to be casually called antiques in the auction and garage sale circuits (and perhaps lack of knowledge).  

Areas that we have previously appraised in are the styles of William and Mary 1685-1720, Queen Anne (with early Georgian) 1720-1750, mid Georgian 1728-1770, Neo-Classic (or Adam) 1760-1800, Regency 1800-1830, Victorian 1830-1900, Art Nouveau 1870-1920, Arts and Craft Movement 1860-1910, Danish Modern 1950-1970.  Catalogue sales 1885-1925.

Also including Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Biedermeier, Eastlake styles (and many more) – a combination of European, North American and World styles are all entwined over the years by our furniture designers creating wonderful interpretations until Infiniti!  According to the available woods in all the different countries.

Peter is the author of three books and one ebook:

  • The Marketplace Guide to Oak Furniture, 1980, (with Price Guide), Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • The Marketplace Guide to Victorian Furniture, (with  Price Guide), 1981, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky.
  • The Marketplace Guide to Oak Furniture, Second Edition, 2007, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A. 
  • Ebook – The Marketplace Guide to Oak Furniture, Second Edition, 2012, Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Peter has been accused of setting the market value since 1980 to present day!

Peter’s duty – to determine through continual research with the help of magazines, books, the internet, visiting antiques shops, museums, to ultra modern shops and galleries which might have the latest in furniture designs wherever he goes – what is happening around the world in the markets. 

 

 

Peter Blundell and his wife Marion enjoy meeting many people across British Columbia, either at antique road shows or in their homes.