Tips to find your antiques
The price of the articles can be displayed in the
currency of your choice. Sizes can be displayed with
metric- (cm) or imperial (inch) units. You can change
your settings here, and at the bottom of each
find a gift
If you are looking for a special gift and you dont want
to make a choice yet, then it is a good idea to select
only a price category. You will be surprised by the variety
of antiques for the price you chose. There is a good
chance you will find a gift that you like and you didnt
think of yet.
Sometimes an antique article fits into to different
categories. Always try first the most obvious category.
If this doesnt give you the right result, you can
choose all and search the wanted article with a keyword.
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The price of the articles can be displayed in the currency of your choice. Sizes
can be displayed with metric- (cm) or imperial (inch) units. You can change
your settings here.
On this page we show internetsites with information about
antiques and fine art and sites that are related to antiques
and may be of interest for the antique minded public.
Always make a few pictures after purchase (or use those
from Dream-Antiques) and keep them, together with a
good description. You can use this information in case
of damage, loss or theft.
Always check if it is wise to insure the antique article(s).
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Fast search is ideal if you know approximately
what you are looking for, but you dont want to make
a specific selection. For example: furniture'> cupboards'
or collectors items'>coins'.
With only a keyword, you can search fast and exact. This
is practical if you know precisely what you are looking
for. For example: a captainchair, a refectory table or
elzas pottery. Consider that descriptions can be written
in several ways. For instance a cupboard in Louis Seize
or Louis XVI style.
With detailed search you can direct quite precisely
to the desired results, just as limited, or as broad
as you want. By combining criteria like materials,
style, age, etc. you decide which results will be shown.
The more criteria you select, the less results will
be shown. Start to select the criteria that you find
most important. Example: Category: Lighting > subcategory:
ceiling lights > material: glass > location antique
On this page the antique dealers show one article that
deserves extra attention. For instance, because it
represents a specialisation or because it is the pride
of the store. Its like the shop-window.
Didn't you find what you are looking for? Write a request
on the wanted page. Describe clearly what you are looking
for. Antique dealers can react on it with an idea or
with an offer. The input in wanted is only visible
for professional dealers. This keeps you protected
against masses nonsense-offers of unknown private persons.
And of course, you can write your request without any
You can store the information about every article behind
the tab myFavorites. In this way, it is easy to compare
your different discoveries and save them for later.So
you can look at it later on, without the need to search
again. If a favorite article in your selection is missing
later on, it is probably sold in the meantime.
Frequently asked questions
How to buy ...
Dream-Antiques.com is an antiques catalogue, not an
online shop. The real antiques are in the shop. Through
the site you can get into contact with the antique
dealer. You will find address, telephone and email
of the antique dealer with every article and behind
the button antique dealers.
Can I sell antiques?
No, Dream-Antiques.com is only for registered dealers.
We want you to buy your antiques with a reliable and
serious antiques-dealer who is able to inform you and
Do I need to know much about ...?
Knowledge of origin, age, designer, artist, etc. give
antiques a history, a character. It makes your article
special and unique. You can ask your dealer for information
about the article. But the most important is that you
like an article, that you consider it beautiful or
special. So trust your senses.
How can I compare articles?
Every result page has a few buttons. One of them is
the favorites button. You can fill your own page
with your favorite articles and compare them.
Can I make selections without obligations?
Yes, because you cannot buy anything at Dream-Antiques,
even if you get into contact with an antiques dealer
for more information. We do advise you to be clear
about your interests and not to make promises about
purchasing an article before you are certain of buying
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What about reliability and quality of the antique
It is not only in your interest, but also in our dealers
and Dream-Antiques interest that trade via Dream-Antiques
is reliable and professional. That is why only professional
antique-dealers can take part of Dream-Antiques. Besides
that, Dream-Antiques has the right to remove any dealer
from our site if he/she appears not to comply with
our strict terms.
Can I take an option on an article?
That depends. Every dealer has different rules for
this. Ask your antique-dealer for the possibilities.
What does the category miscellanious mean?
Some antiques do not fit in a specific category. Miscellanious antiques are
therefore a surprising category, where you can find the unexpected.
I cannot store my favorites.
Your browser has the possibility to accept-, or to
saving-functions, like the favorite button on Dream-Antiques.
You can manage the acceptance of cookies in the preferences
of your internet browser. Mostly, there are several
I don't see the subcategories
If you don't see the subcategories,
your browser is probably set
has been switched off.
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