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Tips when buying antique furniture by Saqib Soomro

When he went to take his interview on the tips when it comes to buying antique furniture, he said that he had a lot to say, and these tips aren’t just for anybody who wants to buy the furniture but to the person who holds the passion of having an antique piece or unit in his house.

The Monetary need
He states that the most important thing when buying antique furniture is the person’s ability to buy the antique furniture because the antique furniture costs a lot. It is always good for a person to start saving because the ancient and vintage collectable items are always expensive. Just because of the fact that they have a heritage attached to it. It may be the case that the certain unit that you are trying to buy have come from various kinds and their dynasties, and the thing is the price attached to it isn’t over at all because its mandatory for such a thing to have a price tag which only a few people with the passion and desire for having such an artwork could only you afford and take care of.

Distinguishing between the imposters and the genuine
Furthermore when we asked him about how a layman person would go and identify a unit as an antique and how can he distinguish the between the real and the fake. Mr. Saqib Soomro states that the furniture which is antique would have certain chemicals which are needed to be put on it to keep it in a working condition. Because of their old age factors they go through the wear and tear that comes with the age, but the problem part or the most difficult part lies in the fact that how do you keep them preserved. It has often been the case that people here would sell you something by calling it antique which is actually not. You need to make sure that your dealer is trustworthy and real and doesn’t have malpractices like not bringing out the true story of the actual furniture that he is selling.

It may require travelling

Antique units are found all over the world. Sometimes the thing is that the antique furniture is placed in the places where the art crafts of the ancient world are kept and preserved. So it is a person’s duty that if he wants to acquire a certain piece of antique furniture he must be willing to travel abroad. Mr. Saqib Soomro states that the best way to make yourself travel worthy is by first getting the visas of the country which are easier to get so that you ink your passports the right way. Because only once that your passport is ready and well inked, you will get the visas of the country easily which holds the most amount of ancient furniture from the former kinds and their dynasties. Because usually all these items are seen and found in the part of European Union.

Which country has the best and most antique furniture collections?

As a huge admirer of antique furniture, Mr Saqib Soomro has travelled far and wide searching for the best, unique and irreplaceable pieces of antique furniture. You may call Mr Saqib Soomro an avid procurer of antiquities. Antique furniture are unique pieces, each hand crafted individually, every piece has a special and exclusive back story and are one of a kind.  Saqib Soomro’s love for furniture can be seen in the unique collections he has procured over time.

Home décor is definitely not an easy task. It takes a lot of patience, persistence and impeccable knowledge. You need to know what to get from where; you need to know how to play with contrasting and complimenting colors and objects. For an amateur, the safest bet when it comes to redecorating with furniture, are antiquities! Antique furniture is classy, elegant and soothing to sore eyes. Vintage furniture goes with almost everything. Also, when you plan to decorate or redecorate, it is crucial to know the best place so that you invest wisely. Mr Saqib Soomro has helped us list down top three countries with amazing flea markets from where you can buy amazing antique furniture and then he helped us choose the best one!

In Argentina, the San Telmo Antique Fair is a must visit. The chaotic San Telmo Antiques Fair centers on Calle Defensa near San Juan Avenue, is a place where you’ll see thousands of people buying the most amazing furniture in the most reasonable prices. You’ll also find antique jewels’ and artwork here.

The Rose Bowl Flea Market in California features over three thousand vendors and sellers. This stunning market in Pasadena is a vintage furniture procurer’s paradise. It open up at 4 am for setup but the buyers are not allowed until 9 am. The Rose Bowl takes place only on every Sunday of each month.

The best place to get stunning antique furniture- England. From the gorgeous hand carved pieces, to unique silver embellishments, England is definitely a treasure trove when it comes to vintage furniture. The Bermondsey Market commonly called the New Caledonian Market is located on Bermondsey Street in London. Bermondsey is one of the main furniture and antiquities market in London. It attracts furniture dealers from all over the world. It’s a Mecca for antique collectors from every nook and corner in the world. Before dawn, on every Friday, the sellers’ set up their stalls and people start to come in by as early as 8 am so that they can get their hands on the best of pieces. Bermondsey Market also have a few furniture shops that remain open throughout the week. There is a row of really old warehouse on a rich in culture road known as Tower Bridge Road. There too, you can find amazing vintage furniture. Another amazing place for unique antique furniture is the Silver Vaults, located on Chancery Lane in London, England.

Secretively underground, housed amidst vaulted walls, there is nothing quite like the astounding and remarkable collections of fine antique silver in the Silver Vaults, with every era, design, period and style represented. Tables, chairs, boxes, holders and candle stands, you name it you will find it; gorgeous antique silver furniture to embellish your house. All the dealers have authentic and original pieces and each individual piece id authenticated by specialists after following a series of steps. This is in all its essence a one of a kind treasure trove of classic and traditional English silver craftsmanship.

SaqibSoomro’s early life, his different rendezvous and endeavors

Mr. Saqib Soomro’s early life

Mr. Saqib Ahmed Soomro was born in a well do to family. His family had every amenity that a layman could ask for. Hailing from the small district of Ghotki in the interior Sindh, he was born at the family of Mr. Rasheed Soomro, who at his time was an eminent landlord of his time. From his child hood days, Mr. Saqib Soomro was really active in the athletic activities. At the age of four his father got Mr. Saqib Soomro an electric band wagon, which he happily drove all over his village. His hospitality could be seen from his early age that he always offered the kids of neighbors and kids from other villages to play with his toys. Even at this tender age Mr. Saqib Soomro never got possessive about his belongings and always looked to share it with the less privileged kids.

Mr. Saqib Soomro in his early teens

As Mr. Saqib Soomro was growing up and stepping up in to his early teens, the grace and class that he had possessed was different from the world and other normal teens of his age. He was always very active, he possessed very philanthropic heart, which would in turn resulted in starting welfare works at the tender age of thirteen only. Mr. Saqib Soomro would often give away his personal prized belongings that he had bought from abroad and had received in the forms of gifts from his well-wishers, relatives and family members. Mr. Saqib Soomro was a friend of friends, he would often throw grand parties at his farmhouses where he and his friends would sit all night long and play cards and dance to the traditional Sindhi folk tunes. Till the age of 15 he had developed the unique capability of taming the wildest of horses, which would in turn lead in to him becoming a champion golf player.

Mr. Saqib Soomro at his early twenties

As we were scrolling through the photo albums Mr. Saqib Soomro showed us, we came across pictures of this handsome young man who had ardent interest in horses as well as guns. When inquired upon, Mr. Saqib Soomro stated that he had loved hunting from his childhood. His father would take him along to the deer, rabbit and different other hunting sprees, where he would try imitating how his father used to hunt. At the age of 21, Mr. Saqib Soomro had become a perfect marksman. He would never miss a shot he would aim for, in fact Mr. Saqib Soomro told us that he also won a local provincial championship of duck and deer hunting which consisted best shooters from all over the Pakistan.