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Antique Garden Furniture
The many varieties of garden
furniture have long provided nature lovers a means of relaxation and comfort.
There are several types of garden furniture, ranging from rustic wooden styles
to modern looking metal or plastic designs. These are great choices for a
gardener with a more contemporary personal style, or one who likes the rustic
look. But gardeners who also share a love of antiques and historical styles
benefit most from investing in antique garden furniture.
Antique garden furniture is quite varied, depending on the era in which the
items were created. Most antique furniture was heavily influenced by the
current fashions at the time the furniture was produced. Other factors
determining the antique garden furniture's look include the ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, religion, and interests of the original owners.
One of the most popular antique garden styles is cast iron garden furniture.
This style manifested itself during the time of Queen Victoria's reign, but is
still popular today, and with good reason: iron furniture is well-made,
attractive and durable. Typically, iron furniture will feature a beautiful
pattern of intertwining oak leaves in the design. Most cast iron garden
furniture sets include a round table will clawed feet and matching chairs. The
only disadvantage of antique iron garden furniture is the exorbitant
prices-even in traditional inexpensive venues such as flea markets and garage
sales, antique iron furniture will sell for double or triple the price of all
other furniture, regardless of age, design or condition. Given its high
quality among furniture styles, cast iron furniture is usually worth the
expensive cost, but it is still prudent to compare prices and quality of
Wicker is another popular style of antique garden furniture. Wicker furniture
certainly is of lower quality than iron furniture, but it looks just as
attractive, and is arguably more comfortable. However, it is advisable that
one purchases more recently manufactured wicker furniture for use in the
garden and save the antique wicker furniture for use on the front porch.
Antique wicker furniture is rarely mold resistant, nor is it waterproof. An
antique wicker chair placed outside in a garden will not last long. However,
more recently designed wicker furniture will typically be both waterproof and
mold-resistant, while maintaining the attractive style of more antique wicker
Whichever style of antique garden furniture you choose, you will find that it
greatly adds to the beauty and comfort of your garden.
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