Oh, Craigslist, I love you but . . . . . .
. . . . . this is NOT an antique display cabinet.
The ad should have said: nice Queen Anne style entertainment center.
And this is NOT an antique dining room set (the decal was a dead giveaway).
Hmmm . . . a "classic antique velvet sofa"?
Again, avoid posting a photo of the manufacturer's
label when you toss around the term 'antique'.
My ad would have said: Vintage Velvet Dream!
. . . having a hard time believing this is a "Mid-Century
sideboard" given the 1990's hardware:
Amazing! An "antique Regent's bar" that was "made by
The Bombay Furniture Company, purchased at Kirkland's":
If you're going to say that your item is "an awesome
antique bookcase" don't post a picture of the hardware:
Nope, not a "high end antique Irish pine cabinet" as the drawers
are not dove-tailed and were put together with a staple gun:
An "antique entertainment center"? Seriously?
But it does look like a lovely Eastlake
cabinet with a marble top.
An "antique end table"? Hmmm. . . looks
like Ashley Furniture's 2004 collection:
"Antique Vintage Wooden Children's Chairs":
I don't think so. Looks more like a set for Goldilocks and the three bears.
"Antique maple coffee table - REAL wood":Call me a pessimist but I'm just not buying it. Literally.
"Vintage sectional sofa" - oh, no, no, no.
You can find some nice pieces of furniture at reasonable prices on
Craigslist but there should be a required tutorial for sellers which
explains the terms 'antique' and 'vintage'. On reflection, this post
should be titled Caveat Emptor - buyer beware!