An antique is an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society. It is common practice to define “antique” as applying to objects at least 100 years old. Generally speaking, collectables are the possible antiques of the future and generally less than 100 years old.