What are Antique Curios?

When it comes to antiques, many people think of large and ornate pieces of furniture. However, antiques can come in all shapes and sizes. One popular type of antiques has to be Curios. Curios are small objects, often rare or interesting in their nature. Their name comes from the term curios, which perfectly explains the appeal and nature of the items. They are seen as a conversation starter, a discussion point for parties and a focal part of your room. As some of these items are so rare, or fragile, in nature, many people decide to display their curios in an antique cabinet, which is often a work of art in its own right.

The History of Curios

Curios, or at least collecting interesting objects, isn’t a new thing. In fact, it dates back for thousands of years. The first real collectors of curios were explorers, they would bring back the fascinating items that they found in various regions, as a reminder of their adventures. Sometimes, they were simply just interesting pieces, but they also could be combined with valuable aspects such as silver and gold which led to a boost in their value.

What are Curios Like Now?

It is important to remember that rather than being a large work of art, a Curio is a small item, often with high sentimental value. Having them on display in your home can take you back to an amazing trip, with happy memories. Or simply remind you of the person who bought it for you. That said, there are also curios that can be incredibly high in value, often artefacts that were retrieved from ancient civilisations, or were part of a museum collection.

You don’t have to be an explorer to find curios

Thousands of years ago, finding curios wasn’t the easiest of things. However, as the world becomes more connected, sourcing interesting and rare items has become all the easier. This doesn’t take away from the unique nature of these items, in fact, it just means that you are more likely to find things that you wouldn’t otherwise have found. Curios have also become popular gifts now, brought back when people travel to relatively remote or interesting places throughout the world.

Curios at witchantiques.com

You can even buy curios online or in store in a number of antique stores around the world. Just like us here at witchantiques.com. We love being able to sell interesting and unique pieces, that will quickly become a focal point in your home, something for you to love and treasure. Take a trip back to years gone by with our Baird M.648 Television & Cabinet, or keep your door open in style with this stunning Antique Victorian Brass Horse Doorstop. So, why not have a look at our website and see what we have in stock. You may be surprised by the amazing things that you can find.