How to Spot a Fake
Before your next antiquing spree, learn how to recognize authenticity with these shopping pointers.
Finally, consider the price and trust your instincts. A high price is not a guarantee of authenticity. But with antiques in particular, you get what you pay for. It's okay to buy something that's not what the tag says it is. Just make sure you're paying for the piece (like the obvious but successful marriage of a desk and cabinet shown at left) and not the label. And if something feels wrong, just walk away.
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