The purpose of the antiques hunt, for me, is decoration and function - not pedigree. I am definitely not a purist. I'm not that famous collector of Early American furniture who just paid several million dollars for a Philadelphia highboy. But I'm not put off from enjoying and collecting antiques because the world of the serious collector or investor is an alien one, and I hope you're not either!
The joy of living with beautiful objects is accessible to us all. But for the hunt to be fun, it is helpful to have the right attitude and a few handy tips.