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The History of Baccarat Crystal

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Baccarat crystal is known for manufacturing some of the finest crystal items in the world. Baccarat crystal products are hugely popular. The crystal glassware, antique chandeliers as well as antique lighting are highly valued for their detail, clarity as well as beauty. The crystal paperweights they create are also famous worldwide. Baccarat crystal is often referred to as the king of crystal. Others call it crystal made for kings.

How To Decorate Your Home With Antiques

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Antiques can be both attractive and intimidating. You love the timeless, classic feel of a well-made antique piece of furniture, but you also want to avoid the overly-layered, fill-up-every-space effect of too many busy patterns.

We can help you with some tips on how to decorate your home with antique furniture.

​How to Select the Perfect Chandelier for Your Home

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Part of completing your home décor is adding the perfect light fixtures to the mix to create ambient lighting that complements your home and style. Chandeliers are a great way to get decorative lighting that matches your décor and brightens your room overall.

However, when it comes to choosing the right lighting, even if you are shopping for an European antique chandelier, there are several tips you can follow to get the best option for your home.

In this article, we will look at a few tips to help you pick the best chandelier for your home without causing too much stress.

Your Guide To Buying Antique Furniture

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Have you admired antique furniture from afar before, but maybe you’re too intimidated to make a purchase or even look more seriously? Well, here is a quick guide to get you started on your journey.

Generally speaking, for a piece of furniture to be considered an antique, it must be at least one hundred years old. Vintage usually refers to pieces that are at least twenty years old.

Antique furniture is usually a good investment with most pieces appreciating in value over time. But, like most investment pieces, the collectible furniture market fluctuates based on taste and consumer demand.

What Is An Antique Commode?

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People strolling through antiques stores often stop cold when they see a word pertaining to antique furniture they thought meant something else. Many words in modern English began in Latin and ancient Indo-European languages. Most terms have not changed over the millennia.

For example, numerous people will be surprised to learn that the word “lego” isn't a toy to impress upon the bottom of the foot in the dark. The word is Latin for choose or read. It seems odd to know it's the root of the word negligence.

Choosing The Right Antique Chandelier

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Antique ChandelierEthereal and otherworldly, antique chandeliers may have descended from the very heavens, themselves. Unparalleled in beauty, rich in history, these exquisite creations are graceful, dazzling works of art, as well as sources of light. Legacy Antiques of Dallas, Texas offers a rich selection of 18th and 19th Century European chandeliers, antique mirrors, furniture, architectural elements and much more.

We also carry a breathtaking array of over 300 one-of-a-kind antique chandeliers that capture the refinement and grandeur of bygone eras, crafted with lush materials including bronze, crystal, Murano glass and antique iron. Legacy Antiques is unparalleled in the quality and variety of our antique lighting.

Chandeliers have followed a fascinating path of transformation from primitive forms to their lavish present-day incarnations. Here’s a glimpse into chandelier history:

English Antique Furniture: The Queen Anne Style

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When the first English settlers came to America, England was just emerging from the Middle Ages. Furniture of the time was heavy and cumbersome and constructed chiefly of oak. By 1700, furniture had become gradually more plentiful and new forms appeared to fill domestic needs. The Queen Anne style offered homeowners lighter, graceful, more comfortable furniture, and the first "period" pieces were born.

Political events, economics (including prosperity at home and trade with other countries), and the freedom to travel from one country to another influenced the styles of furniture as well as the amount considered essential in a home. Every so often, also, a great furniture designer who introduced new and different-looking pieces established a style and set a period. Between 1700 and 1800, five distinctly different furniture styles prevailed in England and America. The names attached to these styles or periods were sometimes those of the reigning monarchs, sometimes of a furniture designer. The Queen Anne style was, of course, named after Queen Anne of England. Though the style had become popular in England by 1705, it took another 20 years for it to become popular in America.

Antique Wardrobes: Practical and Private

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C.S. Lewis’ classic, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe takes you on a magical journey through a wardrobe and into a magical world. But, it doesn’t take a mystical journey to a storybook land to appreciate the beauty of an antique wardrobe.

18th Century Spanish Bench: Charming and Convenient

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I used to love the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. There’s just something magical about the thought of being tinier than tiny, crawling up into giant chairs, eating enormous cookies — living like a little mouse.

The Evolution of Oil Paintings

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Think of the greats.

Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gough, Leonardo da Vinci. Those famous paintings that you can probably picture in your head without even looking them up are oil paintings. No other medium can compete with the depth and intricacy of oil paint.

Take a look at this quick guide, walking through the changes that each century has brought to its oils.