To many people Antique furniture doesn't seem like something you would want to collect. Already decorating their homes with pieces they like. Maybe at a yard sale perhaps they spot an item that they think will complete the look they are searching for, beginning the collection. After getting the piece home maybe they find it so comfortable and start to research the item and find more to go in search of. Not all collections are a reflection on the currant owner's taste; every so often a collection just happens and gets added to. Americans had their first opportunity to own really good and fairly priced furniture after World War I. Before that there was either good furniture or reasonably badly designed furniture; churned out by the carloads in the Midwest. Many of the best pieces were considered happy accidents and designed by people doing just about anything. On story in particular was about a designer who got drunk, fell into a snow bank and created a wonderful comfortable chair selling now for two thousand dollars at auction. Furniture is made from every thing possible from plastic to wood to steel and all is collected by someone. If it is antique someone will want it. Materials such as glass are coming into the antique light. Glass tables were under construction in the 1920's and 1930's and will soon be considered antiques although they are already considered collectables. Bakelite is a resin developed in 1907, and was a n improvement over plastic was made into inlays, tabletops and chair frames and has already reached the antique market. Outdoor furniture has its own desired section of antiques. Wrought iron and wicker has also made its debut as transitional furniture. Heywood-Wakefield is the best finds. They later made wood furniture after the 1920's a less expensive version had already hit the market by then. There is no limit to the antique furniture styles and designs that can be found over the internet or at a private auction.