Do you ever ask yourself why it is people tend to love antique vanities so much? I believe this is because of the way we perceive concepts like individuality. It’s also a quality issue. antique vanities used to be furnished entirely by the hands of highly trained and skilled craftsmen who understood the value of art and beauty and quality.
This was, of course, a while before modern assembly lines came to dominate all aspects of production (and with it, cheap plastic products as opposed to real natural hardwoods). Because every vanity was built by hand, many antique vanities were imitated but it was impossible to copy them perfectly. Because of this, each and every handcrafted vanity had its own unique and distinctive character, and there was a certain pride of ownership in that.
I remember a beautiful bathroom vanity from my childhood. It stood about five feet tall, and it had a dark stained finish. The legs of the vanity were shaped like big bear paws, as I remember. It was truly one of a kind, and I remember those bear paws clearly to this day. That’s what an antique bath vanity is supposed to do. It steals your attention and impresses your eyes so you will remember it for a long time. When I walk into a room that has an antique vanity in it, for a moment in my mind, I can travel back to a time when everything displayed a superb craftsmanship, a time where things didn’t have an artificial feel, and everything was real. It was a time when antique vanities were put together by adept craftsmen employing all of their knowledge and skill to build something beautiful.
I hope you don’t misunderstand me, I realize that modern machine production methods do in fact allow more people to enjoy these goods at a more affordable rate. But I do know for a fact that quality was sacrificed in the name of progress for quantity. Having antique vanities helps me feel a connection to my ancestors in a way that simple photographs can’t quantify. It takes me to a place where there are no automobiles, no deadlines, and a man or woman could slow down and enjoy life to the fullest measure.
You should really think about investing in some charming antique vanities, if you’re like me and you believe that a great vanity is representative of its owner. A house is just a thing made of wood, brick, and stone. A home is a living thing that you bring life to with yourself, your family, and your furnishings. antique vanities don’t merely change a room’s apperance, they also give it a unique character and style. The type of personality depends on you and what your tastes are. Bathgems boasts a huge selection of antique vanities, so you should be able to find one that will change the personality of your bathroom to what you want it to be.
If you take a quick look online, you’ll find that there is a staggering amount of unique antique vanities available in an array of styles. Rarely will you find two vanities that look alike. Some of them have a rustic pioneer type feel to them, while others seem to be fit for a king and queen. It’s the most interesting and exciting variety of antique vanities I have ever seen. Each piece is a display of utilitarian artistry that is rarely seen in today’s post industrial revolution world. These are so convincing and beautiful that they are often used as props in period movies to help transport viewers to a more romantic age.
I know some who are reading this might be thinking, “yes, antique vanities are nice to look at, but don’t you sacrifice function for form?” The answer is absolutely not. The antique vanities from Bathgems offer both form and function. As a matter of fact, oftentimes water seems to flow even more effortlessly in these vanities than in machine processed ones, attesting to the superiority of handcrafted design.
If you prefer your antique bathroom vanity to have a wood stain finish, or if you like the black hard wood with the fossil stone counter, or you like an elegant white finish with a marble counter top, chances are Bathgems has the right antique vanities for you. Each vanity will lend ample character and charm to any bathroom, which will be transformed from “just a room” to a cozy section of your home.