Advice on Buying MIDCENTURY FURNITURE
If you are on a budget and happy to paint and upcycle items, you can pick up bargains from flea markets and thrift stores. For authentic, investment pieces that you intend to keep long-term, it’s worth doing your research. Identify the designers or specific items you want, and check out dealers and online sources to gauge prices. Be prepared to pay depending on quality, condition and rarity. If you’re after a particular item, you may have to be patient until you spot the right thing. If you can, try to forge relationships with reputable dealers who are regularly buying and selling, and can restore to a high standard. If they know what you want, they can either buy on your behalf or alert you if your chosen item comes on the market. If you can’t actually inspect before you buy, read the fine print! Check dimensions carefully. Study the description, and be aware that old pieces may well show wear and tear that should be reflected in the price.