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June 30, 2010 - Filed under: Antique Chairs — Richard

The balloon back chair is one of the many success stories of the Victorian era.

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June 29, 2010 - Filed under: History of Antiques — David

However far interior designers take us down the minimalist route, there still seems to be a space in all this whiteness and straight lines for the occasional feature piece of curvaceously carved Rococo antique furniture.
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June 28, 2010 - Filed under: Antique Bookcases,Antique Cabinets — Richard

When you consider that most antiques we buy are generally well over 100 years old, it is no wonder that we could possibly feel quite overwhelmed when trying to apply these treasured old things to modern day living.

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June 26, 2010 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

Although Arts and Crafts furniture tended to follow the Victorian trend of mainly reviving previous styles, because of their superb handcraftsmanship, these pieces had integrity which much of their machine made Victorian counterparts did not.

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June 25, 2010 - Filed under: Arts and Crafts Furniture — David

By the 1840s, taste for highly regimented classic architectural lines was disappearing in favour of something much more eclectic and exotic.

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June 24, 2010 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

Although there seemed to be a wealth of choice to furniture buyers during the latter part of the 18th century, much of that produced was of a basic form, carcase, or ‘case’ as it is generally referred to.
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June 23, 2010 - Filed under: History of Antiques — Richard

The move from Rococo into the Neo-classical period meant that mahogany was sharing the limelight with other woods such as satinwood, which were being imported from the West and East Indies from the 1760s onwards.

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June 22, 2010 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

The technical brilliance and sophistication of antique furniture design comes into its own when looking at Regency furniture.

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June 21, 2010 - Filed under: Antique Cabinets,Antiques News — David

The Daily Telegraph reported in a recent article that a Cambridge graduate accused of stealing £40,000 worth of antique books from a library in central London had a shopping list of items he planned to take.

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- Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

The Daily Telegraph reported in a recent article that a Cambridge graduate accused of stealing £40,000 worth of antique books from a library in central London had a shopping list of items he planned to take. All the books that he stole were valuable and very rare and the Crown prosecutor said: ‘it was a systematic, carefully planned theft committed by a man who knew precisely what he was doing’.

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