What is antique bedroom furniture for one, is a childhood memory for someone else. To be accurate, anything over the of fifty is considered to be an antique, so to some antique bedroom furniture would be from the 1960’s. To others antique bedroom furniture would be from the 1930’s and 40’s and others back to the Victorian era. What ever your idea of antique bedroom furniture is, there are places where you can get just what you want.
For those who like to bargain hunt, there is the second hand or thrift store. Don’t pass them up because of the name. You can get some great finds there and in some cases help out a charity. They are not interested in getting antique prices for their products. Many of them are donated or they bought out an apartment or a house. You would probably have a better chance to find the younger aged antique bedroom furniture, but sometime you can find a great older piece of antique bedroom furniture at a great price. A place like the Angel Street Thrift Shop in New York is a good example. Every city, town and village has at least one, but call first tell them what you are looking for and if they have it go fast because if you do not the antique bedroom furniture will probably move even faster.
Estate sales are another excellent choice and you can find some older, one of a kind items that were once considered to be family heirlooms. Your local paper will have listings and they are a great way to spend a day in the country, exploring a different place and hunting for the best antique bedroom furniture. The Estate Sale Network lists estate sales in all of the states. They list the contact information for the sales agents and there are complete descriptions and even pictures so you know what you will be seeing before you get there. Prices will vary greatly, but the fewer people who are looking, the better deal you may be able to find.
Auctions are another choice for finding items like antique bedroom furniture. You can get a great a deal if you don’t get carried away in a bidding war. Set your price and stick to it or you may spend the whole budget on just one piece. Again, the internet is a great resource for fining local auctions. Sites like Run Walk Jog have listings for auctions in all 50 states. On hint that goes for both the estate sales and auctions. Do not let bad weather hold you back. The crowds are usually smaller and you will have a better chance to get the antique bedroom furniture you want at a price you want to pay.
And of course there are the traditional stores. If you are looking for real antique bedroom furniture, not reproductions or copies, then you need to go to a store that specializes in antique bedroom furniture. This can be the most expensive option, but it can save you time. Again let your fingers do the walking first either through the phone book or on the net. Comparison shop and keep an eye out for condition. And when you find that one perfect piece, it will be the culmination of your own personal treasure hunt.