Antiques are collectibles which are more than 100 years old. They are rare and unique than other objects. The antiques stand out from the rest due to attractive workmanship and beauty. Many people in Madras have keen interest to buy antiques because of their design value and rarity. The antiques are precious in terms of both availability and their price. Age old wooden furniture with excellent design work, collection of art works, works done in pottery, terracotta, porcelain, bronze, etc, can all be termed as 'antiques'.
Museums in Madras are often the best place where a grand collection of antiques can be seen in one place. Objects having historical significance and fulfilling other conditions of antiques are generally kept in museums in Madras. Those which are available for sale can be obtained in antique shops.
Sometimes auctions in Madras are held from where people interested in buying antiques can participate and take them home with the highest bid. Online auctions are also held nowadays from where people can purchase antiques online. There are certain online websites where not only purchase can be made but also people can sell their antique pieces. Antique dealers are another source from where valuable antiques can be purchased.
Antiquing, which is the process of identifying and shopping antiques, requires a lot of skill and knowledge about them. Identifying antiques is the most essential thing as it is often easy to get deceived and pick up pieces which are not antiques in reality.