A new research paper published in the journal Science suggests you should probably buy antique furniture and other objects you can’t afford to keep.
Researchers from University of Melbourne and Melbourne University of Technology analyzed a variety of objects from the late 19th century to the present, and found that they tend to age more quickly than they should.
The paper is titled “A critical review of antique furniture: A historical analysis.”
It concludes that antique furniture is not a durable asset, and its deterioration will be more frequent and severe than a modern home.
The researchers also found that the majority of items they analyzed showed signs of age, and were prone to deterioration, with the oldest items showing signs of over 50 years of age.
This is the same study that published in 2017 showing that “we don’t want to let our children grow up without a safe space in their homes.”
Here’s a look at the findings:”We found that items of high age (over 50 years old) were not only more likely to have signs of deterioration than items of low age (less than 30 years old), they were also more likely than items that were less than 30 to have evidence of deterioration,” said lead author Dr. John DeCoutere, who conducted the research with fellow researcher Dr. Ian McLean.
The study is part of a larger study that analyzed a wealth of historical objects, including objects from various periods and collections.
In the study, researchers compared antique furniture items from around the world, such as wood and metal, to each other, as well as to a range of modern products and services.
The team also looked at the items’ physical characteristics and age, including whether they were in good condition and how much they were worth.
“These were the kinds of data we looked at,” said DeCouterre.
“And in the end, we found that objects of high and low age tended to exhibit very similar properties, and that their deterioration was more frequent than it was for similar-aged items.”
The study looked at a range the researchers believe were used in the Victorian era.
“The early period of Victorian society was one that is usually described as the golden age of Victorian technology,” said Dr. Michael C. Wertheim, a senior lecturer in urban studies at the University of Sydney.
“In fact, in some of these objects, we find that the surfaces are very well preserved, and the wood is very well aged, and they are all relatively cheap.”
In this image, a Victorian-era watch, circa 1872.
(Image credit: Library of Congress/US Department of State)Wertheim said the study highlights how important the Victorian period is to understanding our society today.
“There is a very important role for the Victorian-period to play in understanding our current economic situation,” he said.
“But this is a critical time period in our country’s history, and it should be studied as a part of the broader historical narrative.”