Antique Furniture: Fake, Reproductions and Revivals

What do antique funiture dealers mean when they call something a fake, a reproduction or a revival?


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An honest reproduction, like this Stickley style bookcase, 60 inches by 32 inches by 13 inches, has the look of the original, but is not intended to deceive buyers into thinking it is an actual period piece. This case was sold by Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville, N.J., June 18, 2010, for $350. Bidding might start at $1,000 or more for an original.

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