Antique or not

From: Ron Johnson
Date: 04 Jul 1999
Time: 03:17:52
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Could you tell me what makes a piece of furniture an antique or not. I had posted earlier about an old bedroom set we had been given by an old friend. Her father was 94 when he passed away recently and had puchased the set, in used condition, when he was first married (26). They estimated the set to be about 75 to 100 years old. If this is the case, is it an antique, would we keep more of its value if we just cleaned it? It has not been cleaned or even dusted for years, but was in there bedroom an well proctectd.