Many well-known TV antique experts and auctioneers also give interesting and informative talks on their area of expertise, or discuss antiques in general.
David Dickinson of Dickinson’s Real Deal is one of the famous experts drawing large audiences for his talks. Audiences enjoy his easy going and humorous narratives and Dickinson regularly fills theatres, halls and has been a regular speaker on cruise ships.
Antique and collector societies hold regular meetings, with speakers giving talks on various topics of interest to those who enjoy antiques or collecting. They occasionally arrange visits to places of interest like local dealers, museums and fairs.
Sometimes, the experts bring along ceramics or jewellery to show their audience but if their expertise is in antique furniture, they give illustrated talks with photographs or slides of Victorian balloon back chairs, antique oak partners’ desks or antique chests.
Paul Hayes has appeared on Bargain Hunt as well as co-presenting Cash in the Attic, and is an expert contributor to several programmes dealing with stolen antiques. He has also held valuation days at Tesco supermarkets throughout the UK.
Another regular speaker is Eric Knowles, who has appeared on the BBC’s Antiques Road Show and is the antique expert of the BBC’s Going for a Song. Knowles is scheduled as a guide of Art Deco designed buildings in New York’s Manhattan district later this year.
Speaking to your local antique furniture dealer in Cumbria will help you choose the right piece of furniture to enhance your home or collection.
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