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August 31, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — Richard

The celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Clarks Summit presented a perfect opportunity for Lorraine Durkin to indulge her greatest passion-the Victorian era. August 2011 marks 100 years for the borough, and the whole town were involved in celebrations last week. The event was held at Nichols Village, South Abingdon, where locals enjoyed live music, cocktails and food which had been provided by the local restaurants. (more…)

August 30, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Bookcases,Victorian Dining Chairs — David

Builders and developers in Chicago are basking in a renewed interest for properties, as they mix the old style with the new. Homeowners, builders and developers are all on the lookout for old treasure which will create a demand for their property. Steve Riordan is one homeowner with properties in Chicago and Flossmoor that have been renovated using antiques combined with new fittings. He’s used period light fittings, which have been rewired to comply with modern regulations and has a jail door from Ireland to make his wine cellar stand out from the crowd. (more…)

August 29, 2011 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Harriet

The Alameda Point Antiques Faire in Northern California has seen its popularity soar to over 12,000 visitors a month. With over 750 traders, the antiques fair offers everything from antique furniture to old glassware and rusty gas station signs. The only rule for the antiques fair is (more…)

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

An academy has been launched by the Antique Wine Company in response to an increased demand to know more about wine. The AWC Wine Academy is based in Marylebone, and will help the clients of AWC to extend their knowledge of wine. The Antique Wine Company has (more…)

August 26, 2011 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Richard

The organisers of the Antiques Collectibles and Militaria Fair were left astounded by the resounding success of the event held at the Bundaberg Civic Centre, Australia last weekend. Stephen Proh, the committee chairman said that although the Friday was successful, the Saturday was even busier.

There were (more…)

August 25, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

An antique gun, which dates back to 1909, has raised almost £20,000 at auction, more than double its estimate. The gun, which is a prototype over and under gun by (more…)

August 24, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques on TV,Victorian Dining Chairs — Richard

Brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno have been antique enthusiasts since they were small children. Always on the look out for buried treasure, they have launched a new show of the very same name. Buried Treasure will air on Fox this week, which will feature the brothers visiting the homes of everyday people, looking for hidden treasure. (more…)

August 23, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chairs — David

A second sale is to be held by Peter Wilson auctioneers in September 2011, which will include items from Harry Sheldon’s Wedgwood collection, previously thought to have been auctioned in 1998, following his death in 1996. However, the son of Harry Sheldon, also named Harry was left some pieces from the Wedgwood collection in his father’s will, which he continued to add to over the years. A second sale will now be held which will include the highly sought after Wedgwood. (more…)

August 22, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques Advice — David

Lighting trends are constantly changing, with the recent trend for spotlights to be used with caution, according to Judith Graham of The Lighthouse Company. Trends are constantly changing, from sparkling chandeliers to (more…)

August 20, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

It has been discovered that as much as 90 percent of all ivory traded in China is illegal, prompting a call to place a complete ban on the ivory trade. Although elephants are intelligent and emotional creatures, the Chinese view of ivory as a status symbol and the increase in consumer demand places elephants in danger of being wiped out. The Asian elephant is listed as endangered, while the (more…)

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