Many are wrong! Patina is not a term to use with antique furniture. Ph.D. antiques appraiser Dr. Lori reveals the correct meaning when describing Chippendale furniture and other antiques made with wood. Read her article about patina
Tips and real stories involving dumpsters, actual appraisal values and eBay that you can use to separate the reputable antiques dealers from the not so reputable. Many antiques dealers run upstanding businesses, but some do not. Here are some examples of the not so reputable.
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