So how green is antique furniture? The International Antiques and Collectors' Fairs in the UK commissioned a scientific study to find out. It was discovered that a new chest of drawers made in China and also other new furniture made elsewhere had carbon footprints 16 times higher than antique furniture! The results showed that an antique chest of drawers has an annual carbon footprint of 0.72kg CO2e compared to 11.36kg CO2e for the new chest of drawers. Antiques should also be "recycled"! A recent stat from the UK showed that 10 million pieces of furniture are thrown away each year! We doubt that much of it was antique furniture since antiques can certainly be the test of time. So what should we do? Be Green, buy Antiques!
George III Chest on Chest of Drawers in excellent condition, original swan-neck pulls, bracket feet.