One of Wagga’s antiques dealers said the quality and the art of furniture has diminished over time.
John Wigg, the owner of a Wagga shop, has been passionate about antiques for more than four decades.
“It’s more of a disease,” he joked.
“It’s a lost era, these trades are now gone, there’s no French polyesters, people don’t carve things by hand.
“Everything now is made out of chip and is from China, in four years they’ll chuck it all in the tip and start again.”
Mr Wigg said it would be great to see another “boom for antiques” but thinks it would be unlikely.
“There is an interest for antiques in Wagga, but there is a different taste in the younger generation,” he said.
Liz Wall, the secretary for the Wagga Antiques Society said there was so much to appreciate about antiques from the history to the workmanship.
“Craftsmen were respected and items made to last,” she said.
For those who are keen to peruse items from past lives the Wagga Antiques and Collectables Fair is on May 26 and 27 and is fundraising for the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust.