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Reproduction antique furniture's local styles, fancy details mimic authentic pieces


Ancient China-inspired themes and intricate detailing methods are employed to faithfully resemble genuine antique models.




  • Ancient China styles dominate: Pieces that resemble furniture in the Ming and Qing dynasties account for the majority of output in the line. Europe- and US-inspired Victorian, William and Mary, and Chippendale designs remain popular nevertheless.
  • Detailing methods: To mimic genuine antique versions, makers utilize hydrogen peroxide for a bleached effect and ammonium hydroxide to create a faded appearance. The other approaches include staining, splattering, beating, scratching and exposing the furniture to the elements.
  • Shift to alternative destinations: Stringent environmental and safety regulations in the US and the EU are forcing many small and midsize suppliers to expand to emerging markets such as Russia and the Middle East. Most of these companies opt to explore new locations where export requirements are less strict as the adoption of conformant materials entails heavy financing.
  • Price projection: The rising cost of wood will prompt enterprises to push up quotes by as much as 20 percent in the months ahead.

Reproduction antique furniture



Product gallery

Baotianman Furniture Manufacture Fty
Model: AF-001
Description: Sofa; fusion of Europe, ancient China styles; wooden frame; top-grain leather upholstery


Gainwell Industrial Ltd
Models: W1699A-02
Description: Chair; solid wood; fabric upholstery; handcarved pattern


Pretty Home Furniture Co. Ltd
Model: SD-1104
Description: Bed; fiberboard; eco-friendly NC paint; with 1,800x2,000mm mattress; GB 18581-2001

 Bedroom furniture set

Royal Desi Furniture Fty
Models: YZ-A7001-1
Description: Bedroom furniture set; kiln-dried oak, mahogany

 Kitchen cabinet

Tiansin (Nanjing) Wood Products Co. Ltd
Model: KC-02
Description: Kitchen cabinet; birch, plywood or MDF; oak, birch, or China cherry doors; Blum or Hettich soft-closing hinges

 Bedroom furniture set

Zhongshan Four Seas Furniture Mfg Ltd
Model: 208 Bedroom
Description: Bedroom furniture set; birch; ash veneer; with 1,820x2,020mm mattress

Note: This article "Reproduction antique furniture's local styles, fancy details mimic authentic pieces" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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