Central Maine Antique Mall Sells Vintage Art at Affordable Prices
To consult an art dealer in Bangor, Maine, contact Central Maine Antique Mall. Our antique store sells antique paintings and other vintage art, including fine art. Various vendors within the store sell beautiful artwork at affordable prices. In addition to art, we have other antiques, like antique furniture, collectibles, sports memorabilia, and more. Call (207) 262-4010, or contact us online to find out more.
Our Antique Store in Bangor, Maine, Has Various
Styles of Antique Art, Including:
- Art Nouveau
- New Objectivity
- Art Deco
How to Determine if an Oil Painting is Modern or Vintage
The back of a vintage art painting canvas tends to darken with age. Also, someone probably relined an antique art canvas – attaching the original to a newer canvas to conserve the artwork. Vintage art usually has dark stretcher bars, and exhibits craquelure, which is a fine pattern of cracks. When you view it under a magnifier, antique art tends to feature dots in an irregular pattern. The vintage art pattern differs significantly from a regular one, commonly found in modern art.
Be Thorough When Identifying a Painting as Antique Art
Though sometimes an indicator of antique art, there is not always a clear correlation between vintage art and the darkness of a canvas. Also, forgers have been known to attach their forged artwork to older canvases to make the artwork appear older. Plus, some have artificially created the appearance of craquelure. Finally, some oil paintings that artists painted on paper were later laid on canvas and then relined, which can be confusing.
Proudly Providing for Customers from Ellsworth, Maine, & Surrounding Communities
At Central Maine Antique Mall, we are open daily. Come check out our inventory of Bangor, Maine, antiques for yourself or contact us for more information.
We proudly provide for customers who work or reside in:
- Bangor, Maine
- Brewer, Maine
- Bucksport, Maine
- Ellsworth, Maine
- Hamden, Maine
- Hermon, Maine
- And surrounding areas