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July 30, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Desks,Victorian Dining Chairs — Harriet

Wingetts Sale Rooms, in Wrexham, are easily accessible from Lancashire, with Victorian dining chairs , antique desks and other fine furniture sold on a bi-monthly basis. Their recent antiques and fine art sale had a number of quality pieces, including a Jacobean antique oak chest (est. £300 – £500) and a George III antique cabinet (est. £800- £1200.) Buyers in Lancashire wanting an antique oak pedestal desk could bid for a fine example in walnut, by Maple & Co. (more…)

July 29, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Tables,Victorian Dining Chairs — David

There’s one disadvantage to bidding for antique furniture at auction: what if you’re in Preston, but the Victorian oak pedestal desk you want so badly is at a sale room in Penrith?  1818 Auctioneers in Cumbria reckon they’ve solved the problem, by putting all their antiques auctions live online. Customers can access the virtual catalogues, place bids and watch everything that’s going on in the auction room. (more…)

July 28, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chairs,Victorian Dining Chairs — Harriet

Lancashire antique dealers visiting the Chester branch of Bonhams on July 5th had the opportunity to bid for a set of George III antique dining chairs by Gillows of Lancaster. The “Old Splat” pattern of the mahogany-veneered chairs is reminiscent of Victorian dining chairs of the Arts & Crafts period. However, this set was made at least a century before, circa 1770. The hammer price was £3,360. (more…)

July 27, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Desks — Richard

When buying antique desks in Lancashire and Cumbria, it’s important you are given accurate information as regards the period they were made, as this can have a big impact on the value. This is where it gets difficult, as the 19th century was a period when many copies were made. For example, (more…)

July 26, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — David

Preston is rich in galleries selling Chippendale-style antique dining chairs . Lancashire auctioneers use the term “Chippendale style” to describe chairs faithful to Chippendale’s designs, but not made by him, which includes those made by his 18th century contemporaries. This distinguishes (more…)

July 25, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News,Auctions — Harriet

Lancashire dealers often travel to auctions in the neighbouring county of Cheshire. One of the top auction houses is Peter Wilson Fine Arts, of Nantwich, who recently entered the digital age. Currently, visitors from Preston can see antique desks and Victorian dining chairs being sold via a space (more…)

July 23, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Desks — Harriet

Many of the antique desks and Victorian dining chairs seen in the Ribble Valley’s showrooms are bought at auction – and the quality is often high. This is hardly surprising, as the (more…)

July 22, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

A trader on a well known online auction site is currently advertising a piece of Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts furniture at a “Buy it Now” price of $21m. Thought to be an 1891 Gift of Ascension from Queen Victoria to Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii, it is due to be auctioned on August 26th – at a reserve of just 0.99, meaning it could turn out to be a Red Herring for bidders in Cumbria. (more…)

July 21, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chairs,Antique Tables — Richard

Kentchurch Court, on the borders of Herefordshire and Wales, is one of England’s oldest and finest stately homes. However, the owner’s refusal to open the house to the public was costing her £50,000 a year, until Ruth Watson and the Country House Rescue team stepped in. Seated on antique balloon backed dining chairs around a palatial antique dining table , Ruth and owner Jan Lucas-Scudamore managed to come to a workable solution – though not without some reservations at first. (more…)

July 20, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chairs,Antique Tables — Harriet

From antique desks to Victorian dining chairs, the “Golden Age” of Louis XIV had tremendous influence on 18th and 19th century design. If you want to make a Louis-XIV-style antique dining table , a Lancashire dealer will probably have an affordable Victorian copy. Buying a matching timepiece may be a different matter, however. Recently, a 17th century Golden Age table clock was sold at Bonhams for over (more…)

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