"Antique" disco ball?
March 23, 2006 6:44 AM Subscribe
What makes an antique an antique?
posted by Idiot Mittens to Home & Garden (15 answers total)
I've been looking for a good wooden trunk and found a cedar one listed as "antique". It said "bought in the 1970's in the middle east" and is $150 (Cdn$). I'm assuming it wasn't built in the 1970's. But then I thought, "Well, how old would it have to be before it could be seen as antique?" Does it have to be from a previous "era"? What defines an "era"? Does it have to reach a certain level of craftsmanship? I have looked up the wikipedia entry for "antique", but I was hoping for a more thorough explanation.
And as a side note, if you know of a good place in Toronto to buy a quality wooden trunk, lemme know. Thanks.