The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations are being marked in fine style on the Isle of Wight, with four days of celebrations at Osborne House, home of the only other British monarch to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee – Queen Victoria.
Osborne House is surely top of the list for any antiques enthusiasts visiting the Isle of Wight from Lancashire. The antique dining tables of the opulent dining room are laid as if for a state banquet, gleaming with silverware and cut glass and with Victorian (more…)
Cumbrian residents will soon be able to pitch their wits against those of the Antiques Roadshow experts, with a new online game in which they can estimate the value of Victorian oak pedestal desks and other antiques ahead of the objects appearing on the show. (more…)
LAPADA and Country Life are presenting the Object of the Year competition for the fourth year running, with a strong field of 56 entries ranging from a 1960s ceramic vase to an antique mahogany pedestal desk , c.1900. (more…)
The US handles estate auctions a bit differently to the way they do in Cumbria; Victorian dining chairs in sets of eight are common enough, but when the contents of the Balsams Grand Resort went under the hammer, entire rooms were sold off as single lots. (more…)
In March, Kensington Palace reopened following a £12m refurbishment, meaning visitors from Lancashire can see the Victorian dining chairs and antique dining tables that have been used by (more…)
Following the death of her husband, Martha Linn decided to sell off the contents of the museum they owned in Villisca, Iowa – but has decided to keep the notorious (more…)
A small piece of antique marquetry furniture brought a big profit to a Cambridgeshire Cash In The Attic woman – despite the screening date of Friday 13th. Together with a watercolour of Reims Cathedral and other items, over £1,000 was raised at auction; more than enough for the home alterations she was planning. (more…)
Cumbrian antique dealers have seen a dramatic improvement in sales of Georgian and Victorian furniture, thanks to the new found interest in British culture by the Chinese. (more…)
It’s a long way from Lancashire, but the antique chests, Victorian dining chairs and other furniture showcased in a new exhibition touring the US will be refreshingly familiar, all the same.
“Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939” is a unique exhibition which will be touring the US between April and August 2012. Although the term has American connotations, World Fairs were (and still are) an international phenomenon, probably more familiar to us in the UK under their title of Expositions. Celebrations of science, design (more…)
Antique dealers in the North West have marked an exciting date in their diaries – the Christmas Catalogued sale at 1818 Auctioneers in Kendal, Cumbria. (more…)