Over the course of history, many fashions of hair, clothing, furniture and architecture have come and gone. Such is the transience of our human lives; it is rare that anything should make such an impact so as to last through history. And yet, there are some fashions which still echo to our modern day society. When an object of such value survives the waves of time, it becomes considered no longer a mere object, but given the respectable title of ‘Antique’.
Antique dining room furniture symbolized a cherished history, collecting more value as it progresses through the ages. It is different from the historic novelty for its beauty or care in construction, as opposed to a mere peculiarity with no other inherent value. In many cases the carvings and meticulous design of the antique chairs, tables and more indicate that to the Crafters in the appropriate era, antique dining room furniture and antique oak chairs were far more than a practical necessity. They told a story, and allowed for substantial expression of the individual crafter and the recipient of the furniture.
It spoke volumes about the society, in that the higher quality the furniture for dining sets, the more privileged the owners of such objects were. Dining, in those ages, was a ceremonial event, more than is seen today. Essentially, what was possessed was valued far more, and this could be ascribed to the fact that nice things or even practical necessities were almost never as available as they are for todayâ€™s average person.
The fact that the people at the time emphasized such value on the pieces in history is what allows for that value to be cherished in todayâ€™s times. This teaches an important lesson to anyone who thinks about going into the work force of inventors or of anything creative. If work is to be cherished, it must first be worthy of its creators awe and respect.