I'm not sure if this is really correct so I'm asking forum members to express their thoughts on this. A few local (in same state I'm in) auction houses have said that under law to call a piece of furniture "antique" it has to be a minimum of 100 years old. Either there experts must have very little doubt to it's age or the seller must have some manor of proof. Without such they claim they must not call it an antique. What are your thoughts on this? I do know that with fine art it has to be 100 or older to call it antique. I'm asking about wood furniture here.
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Age of furniture to call it "antique"