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Antiques Show


Generally speaking every town has its regular antiques show and antique market. These are mainly for amateurs and those new to the antique market. The T.V. Antiques Show The 'Antiques Roadshow' has gained a huge following recently with TV showbiz type presenters surrounding themselves with dealers selling antiques. They will evaluate people's antiques and have contestants [...]

Antiques Show2016-07-02T17:35:54+00:00

Antique Auctions


Many antique auctions are relative newcomers with the London Antique Auction Houses controlling much of the antique auctions business since their introduction of the highly controversial ‘Buyers Premium’ in the 1970s. You only need study an auctioneers catalogue small print and euphemisms used, to understand the potential pitfalls, an antique auction is a place only [...]

Antique Auctions2016-07-02T17:21:09+00:00

Antique Shops


In the old days antique dealers and collectors used to mainly patronize antique shops. Well established antique shops were the only effective place to find antiques. Shops proliferated in the post war era with a huge growth in numbers starting up in the 1960s with many coming and going but always with a secure place [...]

Antique Shops2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Antique Fairs


There are Antique Fairs almost every day country wide. The Grosvenor House Antique Fairs It took place every June since 1934 and was recognized as the best in the world. Dealers were selling antiques covering many categories, fine antique items, objets d’art, furniture, antiquities, items from antique archaeology, pictures, porcelain, sculpture, even some Egyptian furniture. [...]

Antique Fairs2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Antique Dealers


How to find reliable antique dealers? Once you start looking you'll find thousands under the general heading of " Antique Dealers ". Your task is to shortlist and optimize those most likely to produce the best results for you. Focus on antique dealers who have been established for at least 30 years or more. This [...]

Antique Dealers2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Fine English William & Mary period walnut and marquetry furniture


Fine English William and Mary period walnut and marquetry furniture. Seaweed marquetry is usually associated with Dutch master cabinet makers working in the latter half of the 17th century. However some early Italian pieces display a cruder form of seaweed marquetry.  Furniture made in England will have certain distinguishing features whilst always demonstrating the close links that existed [...]

Fine English William & Mary period walnut and marquetry furniture2019-01-18T08:46:42+00:00

How to buy antiques:


The introduction of fine antiques into your home will lift your living environment to another level. You and your family will derive lasting enjoyment from the pieces you have acquired, and your taste will be admired by discerning friends, as well as your having made a shrewd long term investment. These items will very probably be valued by grateful generations to come.   "But [...]

How to buy antiques:2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Queen Anne of England 1665-1715


Queen Anne of England 1665-1715. It has always been a matter of wonder to observe the various changes in design which came along in parallel with the accession of a new monarch to the throne of England. None is more thought provoking than the rise of Queen Anne to be Queen of England, and the dramatic [...]

Queen Anne of England 1665-17152016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Antique Bureaux – A Brief history


A brief history of antique bureaux Antique bureaux are pieces of furniture which always have a writing function. More usually referred to in England as a 'fall front' bureau. Originally it was a simple box with sloping, hinged lid which had evolved from a 'bible box'. This was transformed later into a writing slope on legs or [...]

Antique Bureaux – A Brief history2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Antique Dressers – A brief history


A brief history of antique dressers Antique dressers first appeared in the mid-17th century replacing plain storage cupboards and separate plate racks fixed to a wall. The dresser initially was destined for the kitchen and servants area. Later the better examples have been up graded to many a hallway and dining room. Quite apart from [...]

Antique Dressers – A brief history2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

Antique Chests – a brief history


Any medieval household  in England would have possessed at least one antique chest. Large houses would have had many. They were used mainly for storage of linen, clothes and documents. Some functioned as strong boxes to store valuables. Sometimes they featured iron carrying handles so that they could easily be taken on journeys . They would have had [...]

Antique Chests – a brief history2016-06-26T08:50:17+00:00

Antique Cabinets


Antique cabinets refer to furniture containing a door or doors. They often have drawers, shelves and compartments. Cabinets can be partially glazed. Cabinet makers initially were provincial estate carpenters working mainly in oak and walnut. In the 18th century their trade became more of an art form, especially in London. Several eminent cabinet makers emerged in [...]

Antique Cabinets2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

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