Antique furniture if purchased from antique dealers can be expensive, since they have a lot of overheads which add to the cost.
Some of the places where you can purchase antique furniture cheap are:
- Flea markets
- Thrift shops
- Garage sales - especially in the old part of the town
- Estate sales and auctions are usually published in the local newspaper
- Local auction barns
- Ebay , online classifieds like Craigslist
- Elderly people who may be relocating to another place, or wish to dispose off their furniture
- Consignment stores
- Salvage yards and stores
For high quality antiques check the sales corresponding to the zip code for upscale areas of the town or city.