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June 30, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

Jonathan Arnold, aged 78 has been awarded the MBE in recognition of his dedication to English Furniture Makers. Mr Arnold has worked in the furniture industry throughout his life, working for Parker Knoll, the famous furniture company. Arnold is also chairman of the Frederick Parker Foundation which was set up in 1997 to maintain a collection of chairs so that students can study them. The students are able to (more…)

June 29, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

In the antiques business, dealers get to know each other, particularly at exhibitions and auctions. Eric and Jenny Ridge, of Granny’s Antiques in Australia’s Cootamundra have finally decided after 28 years attending the same annual exhibition, to retire. The couple have occupied the same spot (more…)

June 28, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

It’s strange how some people get into the antiques business. Kevin McCandless of Alabama started collecting coins as a child, scouting antique stores for coins to add to his collection. His love for antiques grew as he spent time in the stores looking at different antiques. That passion has (more…)

June 27, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

David and Susan Crooks discovered a live hand grenade inside an antique sewing machine that they were restoring back to former glory, according to NBC reports. During the Restoration, Susan opened one of the drawers in the machine and discovered what she believed was an oil can. However, her (more…)

June 25, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

Residents of Epping are fighting against developers who want to tear down sections of a building that is over 300 years old. The building is situated on High Street in Epping and was an antiques store previously. Heritage Antiques and Collectibles was seriously damaged by fire and now (more…)

June 24, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

Kathy Libraty, aged 52 from Brooklyn, New York has had to move into a larger home to accommodate her collection of antique dolls worth a massive £1.23 million. Kathy and her family live in a house which is packed with her collection of over 1000 dolls from all over the world. Her husband, Frank has (more…)

June 23, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos Workshop school offers courses to students on the art of historical restoration. Youths aged between 17 and 25 take part in a variety of courses, including masonry, carpentry, plaster work and mural painting, which all last two years. The students also expand their education with maths, languages, history and culture so that they will have an improved knowledge of the antiques (more…)

June 22, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

Search engine giant Google and the British Library are joining forces to make approximately 250,000 antique books available online. The literary works are all dated from 1700 to 1870, and are out of (more…)

June 21, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

Dr David Gill has been awarded the Archaeological Institute of America’s Outstanding Public Service Award, for his work fighting the illegal trading of antiques. Dr Gill has been studying antiques for more than 20 years, looking at the ways that antiques turn up in London and (more…)

June 20, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

The annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days festival has recently taken place at the Franklin County recreational park. The Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days club started with a sawmill dating back to the 1920’s, around six years ago. The club displays a collection of tractors and (more…)

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