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Antique Furniture

This combination of two photos shows a disassembled wood cabinet, left, and the cabinet refinished with white paint and brass hardware, featured in the book “Probably This Housewarming: A Guide to Creating a Home You Adore,” by Beau Ciolino and Matt Armato.




There’s always been a taste for antique furnishings. These days, a widely acquired taste.

Antiques are hot partly because of supply chain delays and higher prices for many custom or mass-market pieces. There’s also the public’s turn toward sustainability: Environmentally conscious buyers are averse to throwaway furniture and are trying to reuse and recycle.

And as always, pop culture plays a role. Period-specific shows like “Bridgerton,” “Downton Abbey” and “Outlander” have given the styles of bygone eras a romantic glow. “Mad Men” stoked a hot market in midcentury modern furniture. And designers cite renewed interest in ’70s and ’80s decor, too.

It’s all led

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