Charlotte has one or more antique dealers. An antique is an old item, that has vintage value. Antiques, as a rule of thumb, are objects that are over a 100 years old, barring antique automobiles which came some time later. This could include items such as furniture, art, jewelry, and other curios. They are in high demand and often expensive because of their relative rarity, beauty, history behind the product, as well as personal connections. The degree of craftsmanship and skill exhibited in antiques is also unique to the era when handmade things were the norm. Dealers in Charlotte are in the business of buying and selling antiques. They can also help identify and restore such items sometimes. Antiques can be bought by dealers at estate sales, or auctions. They are also sold directly by dealers, or again, by holding auctions.