Just like any other piece of furniture placed in the home, an umbrella stand speaks out about the homeowner’s attention to detail, their personal taste, and their ability to recognize a fine piece of furniture when they see it. For this reason, many people have opted to look for an antique umbrella stand to showcase their sense of style and taste in the room that is most seen by every person that enters the house, the foyer.
An antique furniture stand will compliment almost any home and lend it class and sophistication. Furthermore, many antique items can be found for a relatively low price if the homeowner looks hard enough. Many bargains can be found at garage sales, flea markets, swap meets, auctions and even online at specialty websites and auction websites.
Many times, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure so while an umbrella stand may be valuable to the purchaser, he or she may get it for a great price because the previous owner just didn’t want it anymore.
Just because the umbrella stand is antique doesn’t mean that it cannot adequately hold multiple umbrellas securely, either. Old umbrella stands that were fabricated out of metal such as brass, wrought iron and steel are just as strong and structurally sound today as they were when they were first produced.