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What makes an antique painting, antique?
The words ‘antique’ and ‘vintage’ are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. When it comes to buying art, knowing the difference between a painting that’s antique or just old vintage can give you a greater appreciation of the art you own.
So, what makes an antique painting, antique? For something to be antique, it generally has to be more than 100 years old, or if not, have been around for at least two generations. You’ll find most of the paintings in our antique collection are from the 19th century, making them genuine antiques.
Styles of antique painting
Our beautiful collection of antique paintings is home to oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolours, fine drawings, pencil sketches and more. They feature breath taking landscapes, seascapes, portraits, religious art and still lifes from across Europe.
Our antique paintings also come both framed and unframed.
Putting an antique painting in a modern home
Don’t be fooled into thinking antique paintings are only for traditional style homes and period properties. They can look stunning in contemporary homes, too. In fact, in modern surroundings, antique paintings are given a new lease of life.
An antique painting puts a fun twist on a contemporary room – think ornate, gilded frames against a clean white wall and splashes of neon accessories. They create an original look that oozes personality and is always a talking point.
And of course, antique paintings are right at home in traditional rooms. Make like an art gallery and pop a wall light or two above or around your antique painting to put it in the spotlight.
Or create a quiet corner where you can unwind by hanging your favourite painting next to a comfy armchair and adding a floor lamp.
Buying an antique painting from Vinterior
Buy an antique painting from your living room, with our extensive collection of beautiful art from around the world.
Our eclectic collection means you’ll be able to find a painting you love, that fits your budget. Art lovers who know what they’re looking for can search by century or artist. If you’re new to the art world, just browse our collection and see what catches your eye.
We give you all the info you need to make a decision, including a detailed description of the painting, who painted it and when, the style of antique painting, where it comes from, size and condition. Because we only sell art from trusted dealers, you can be confident every piece is what we say it is, taking the guesswork out of buying an antique painting.