Antique furniture has increased in popularity over recent years. Its popularity comes from the timeless look it creates and the fact that it can look effective alongside various different styles of interior design. Whilst antique furniture used to be associated only with upper class properties its popularity has spread further as more antique shops have popped up combined with the increase of antique programs on the television. One thing which has also become more common is the production of replica antiques. Now many people will be happy to purchase them but others are specifically looking for genuine pieces only. If this is the case how can you tell the difference? Some traders will be knowingly attempting to fool people into thinking replicas are the real deal. Here are a few common things to look out for and help you tell the difference.