A Victorian oak pedestal desk , rare Tudor antique chest and a Liberty antique dining table – just some of the things Preston and Cumbria residents can vote for in the Country Life and LAPADA Object of the Year competition.
Now in its third year, this prestigious award showcases (more…)
Leading auction house and valuers Bonhams have announced they are to go into partnership with Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, working on technology to make it easier to identify fake antiques. Although the process is aimed at porcelain, it must be remembered many antique dining tables and antique desks in (more…)
From 9th to 19th June, the winning entries for the Country Life LAPADA Object of the Year Awards will be on display at the Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair in London. Two-thirds of the 30-item shortlist comprises antique furniture – including a rare antique chest-on-chest, dated 1750.
This is the third year the (more…)
Preston and Cumbria residents have until June 3rd to cast their vote in the Country Life and LAPADA Object of the Year awards. The Peoples Vote is a new category which allows members of the public to vote online for their favourite piece out of 30 shortlisted items. The final 14 will be on display at the Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair, where judging will (more…)
Antiques Traders Gazette, the trade magazine for the antiques industry, recently erupted in anger over the TV program Antiques Road Show. Subscribers vented their fury over the high discounts offered by traders to the show’s contestants, which can see over 50% wiped off the price of an antique chest in Lancashire . They said it manipulated the true cost of buying stock, and gave the (more…)
Lancashire readers of Antiques Trades Gazette have seen conflict break out over the TV program Antiques Road Trip. The argument concerns the high discounts offered to the contestants, which can see 50% or more knocked off the price of an antique oak partners desk .
Lancashire featured on Antiques Road Trip earlier this year, when the show’s antiques specialist (more…)
An early Georgian bureau cabinet desk has been sold for £120,000 (£140,000 with premium) at Hall’s Auctioneers in Shrewsbury. Similar in style to the lacquered secretaire antique desks sometimes seen in Preston dealers, but with a cabinet in place of enclosed bookshelves, the company said it was the finest piece of antique furniture they had seen in over a (more…)
The LAPADA/Country Life Object of the Year competition closes on June 3rd. Until then, those with internet access in Cumbria and Lancashire can vote for the antique desk, table or cabinet they would most like to see win online.
In 2009 – the year the (more…)
Lancashire dealers following Sotheby’s recent New York sale of 19th century furniture & works of art saw a distinct trend towards writing furniture with a Parisian twist. For the office buyer in Preston, Victorian Oak Pedestal Desks were thin on the ground. However, there were plenty of Art Nouveau bureaux to (more…)
When you buy an antique dining table or Victorian oak pedestal desk for example, you need to be sure it’s the genuine article and not a well-disguised fake, as the difference in value can be considerable.
So long as you stick to accredited LAPADA or BADA dealers, you are (more…)