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antique. The term has been used collectively to designate classical Greek and Roman works of art, particularly sculptures; as an adjective to indicate an object, a period, or a style of ancient or early times; and as a noun, for objects of art, furniture, rugs, pottery, metalwork, costumes, jewelry, and household goods of early production and for old artifacts generally. The demand and prices paid for antiques have led to the widespread making of reproductions and reconstructions, some with spurious marks of age. See antique collecting. For a description of the characteristics of various styles, see Directoire, Empire, Louis period, and régence styles.

Bibliography

See L. Rosenstein, Antiques: The History of an Idea (2008).

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antique

1. 
a. a decorative object, piece of furniture, or other work of art created in an earlier period, that is collected and valued for its beauty, workmanship, and age
b. (as modifier): an antique shop
2. any object made in an earlier period
3. the. the style of ancient art, esp Greek or Roman art, or an example of it
4. made in or in the style of an earlier period
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The antique city of Massilia had surely never, since the days of the earliest Phoenicians, known an odder set of ship-owners.
If you were an artist, you would think of Mistress Second-Cousin as antique form animated by Christian sentiment--a sort of Christian Antigone-- sensuous force controlled by spiritual passion."
A tall candelabrum, bearing a small antique lamp with highly perfumed oil, is standing near the head of my sleeping friend.
But thither he had come, with a fair granddaughter under his arm; and there, amid all the mirth and buffoonery, stood this stern old figure, the best sustained character in the masquerade, because so well representing the antique spirit of his native land.
His garb, like that of his predecessors, was of an antique fashion, and there was a stain of blood upon his ruff.
"There is something antique and patriarchal," observes Captain Bonneville, "in this union of the offices of leader and priest; as there is in many of their customs and manners, which are all strongly imbued with religion."
One exception there was, however, in a very antique elbow-chair, with a high back, carved elaborately in oak, and a roomy depth within its arms, that made up, by its spacious comprehensiveness, for the lack of any of those artistic curves which abound in a modern chair.
Let us behold, in poor Hepzibah, the immemorial, lady--two hundred years old, on this side of the water, and thrice as many on the other, --with her antique portraits, pedigrees, coats of arms, records and traditions, and her claim, as joint heiress, to that princely territory at the eastward, no longer a wilderness, but a populous fertility,--born, too, in Pyncheon Street, under the Pyncheon Elm, and in the Pyncheon House, where she has spent all her days, --reduced.
Three episodes of Antiques Road Trip were filmed in one day at Applegates Antiques & Crafts in Milton Green near Tattenhall earlier this year, in scenes that are due to be aired this week, and just a fortnight later crews returned to film Make Me a Dealer.
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I have found some of my favorite and most unique one-of-a-kind home accessories from Ma markets and antiques malls across the state, and many times for great values.
SERENDIPITY ANTIQUES IN LOCKWOOD TO BE FEATURED ON ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP AN antiques shop in Huddersfield will feature on Antiques Road Trip tonight - and TV dealer Margie Cooper left well impressed.