Shelter magazines promote vintage furniture in gorgeous displays, illustrated with interesting rooms that exude one of a kind charm. But what is vintage furniture exactly? How is it different from antique furniture?
Basically, what is labeled vintage furniture is any piece that is between 30 to 100 years old. Furniture that is at least 100 years old is classified as antique. Newer vintage, like anything from the 1950s to 1980s, is generally thought of as retro within the vintage category, and any piece that dates from the ’80s or later is just simply used furniture.
Furniture in the mid-century modern style has been enjoying a moment since the aughts of the 21st century; this would be correctly labeled both vintage and retro.