The Victorian era was considered one of the most prosperous and magnificent era of Britain. It was a period of industrial improvement, conflicts, education and freedom! The Victorian architecture which particularly manufactures the Victorian houses and furniture is still much in demand and fashion. Every year, loads of people purchase the antique Victorian furniture for giving a classy and elegant look to their homes.
However, many of the furniture pieces that people end up buying are actually fake. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind while buying the Victorian furniture:
The first and foremost thing that you should do is to educate yourself about the Victorian furniture. The more you know about it, the better you will be able to distinguish the real furniture pieces from the fake ones! It is also necessary to check out the prices of the antique furniture so that you know what to pay!
Also look into the tailoring of the sofa set. In order to make sure the tailoring is right or not, you have to see if the seams are even and if the pipeline lines are up or not. For printed sofas, you can expect the price to be somewhere around $ 600 but an $ 800 sofa should be available in a fabric that matches in the back, on both sides as well as the front.
Be sure to look for reproduction, fake or fantasy piece, while looking for Victorian furniture. All of these three exist in every category of furniture- since you need to make sure that you are able to distinguish the authentic ones from the fake ones!
If you are aiming to buy leather sofas, then ask if it is top-grain leather or not. The top-grain leather sofas should start somewhere around $ 1000. On the other hand, a non-top-grain leather piece could be in splits; meaning that one part of the hide will be split whereas other part of the hide is compressed.
If you are looking for an endless bedroom set, then make sure that all the items match perfectly. The Victorians wanted everything in their room to match with each other, so this characteristic should be specifically present in your bedroom-set. A bedroom set may include a walnut bed, the dresser having a mirror and marble top and the chest having detailed hardware and a marble top as well- which shows that it is authentic bedroom furniture.
Find out if your furniture has a warranty or not. Generally the wood furniture is warranted for a period of one year typically covering the cracking and the splitting. Better quality or extra-expensive furniture on the other hand could have warranties of five years or more on the spring system and cushions.
Well, above are some of the tips which you should keep in mind while purchasing the Victorian furniture. I hope that you like and implement them!