Where Can I Find Canadian Antique Furniture?

People love hunting for antiques, but some really love looking for unique items. That’s why some antique hunters look specifically for Canadian antique furniture. So what is different about this kind of furniture?One of the differences is that there are different styles depending on where the furniture was made. Some of those styles are western Canadian ethnic furniture, Colonial Canadian furniture, Acadian furniture and French Canadian furniture.What’s unique about Canadian antique furniture is many of the pieces were home-made by quality craftsmen, who passed their knowledge down from one generation to the next. You can often expect to see less symmetry in these pieces of furniture and they are quality made none the less. Canadian made antique furniture is often made of solid wood Maple, Oak, Pine or Cherry.French Canadians love to paint the furniture they created. As they were passed down they often got painted and repainted with each generation often in colors of red, blue and yellow.Some of the pieces people often look for are blanket boxes, cupboards, chests of drawers and benches. Other pieces include early arm chairs, tables, armoires and big cupboards. These objects display a lot of originality in their paints, knobs and shelving. These pieces have a country more relaxed style to them, then those that were made in Europe.If you are looking for pieces of Canadian antique furniture to purchase here are some great shops across the country to try.In Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia there’s Guild House Antiques a Canadian antiques dealer providing you with a snapshot of different antiques from the 17th, 18th and 19th century.Berkshire Antique Furniture Co. is in Edmonton Alberta and is a place you can find quality Canadian antique furniture.Canadiana Antique Furniture is located in Scarborough ON. And has a huge collection of Canadian vintage furniture.La Belle Gueule De Bois in Magog Quebec is another great store where shopping Canadian is very easy to do with a great selection of French Canadian antique furniture.Other places you can hunt for vintage furniture made in Canada are of course flea markets, garage sales and/or estate sale.You can also shop for it online. A great site to do this is antique67.com. A drawback is you are not able to actually see the furniture before purchasing it. That’s why it is so important that the site has a good reputation for standing behind what it sells.Make sure you have done your research before purchasing at these places as sometimes people care more about their pocket than you. Also if you know what you’re talking about you are more apt to be able to negotiate the best price.And though buying furniture sold in antique shops is often more expensive than other places you are more likely to find what you are looking for and be assured that it is a genuine antique.Canadian antique furniture has its own ambience with a casual country feel. If this is what you’re looking for then this type of furniture is right for you.

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