Tuesday, August 29, 2006

So called Antiques...


The world of Antiques has mesmerized many, from the footpaths to the swanky showrooms these objects of desires are available, many modern ( redone) antiques are up for sale from a street vendor on MG Road....

The definition of antique varies from source to source, product to product and year to year. But, some time-tested definitions of antique deserve consideration:

An item which is at least 75 years old and is collected or desirable due to rarity, condition, utility, or some other unique feature. Motor vehicles, in contrast, are considered antiques in the U.S. if older than 25 years, and some electronic gadgets of more recent vintage may be considered antiques

antique (noun) - Any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity.

Using this definition allows distinctions between genuine antique pieces, vintage items and collectible objects.

The term is sometimes conventionally restricted to the remains of ancient art, such as sculptures, gems, medals, seals, &c. In a most limited sense it applies only to Greek and Roman art, and includes neither the artistic remains of other ancient nations nor any product of classical art of a later date than the fall of the western empire.

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5 comments:

Kate Tue Aug 29, 07:29:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Bright colours! The coral against the blue is eye-catching!

Victor Wed Aug 30, 02:45:00 AM GMT+5:30  

I like this blog!
It is very informative, shows the everyday life which is completely unknown to me.
Thank you very much.

Rajesh Dangi Wed Aug 30, 07:42:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks...keeps me going!

Candice & Megan Thu Aug 31, 10:37:00 PM GMT+5:30  

I love antiques! It's great to think of the history of each piece. Thanks for the great pic!

Nathalie Thu Sep 07, 06:14:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Great picture and very interesting comments !
Nathalie, Sydney