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September 30, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — Richard

Walking through the door of Trevor Stephens’ home is almost like travelling back in time to the mid 1800s. The house is filled with antiques and collectibles which Stephens has collected ever since the age of 14. Now aged 23, Stephens was brought up in Redmond, Oregon, and as his grandmother was an antiques dealer he grew up to love collecting old treasures that represent American history. (more…)

September 29, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chests — David

David Dickinson has just finished filming in Doncaster for the new series of Dickinson’s Real Deal, which will be aired in 2012. The popular, perma-tanned antiques expert filmed at The Dome for eight hours while struggling with tonsillitis. The 70 year old remained his usual charming self, while a host of people queued all day to discover what their treasures were worth. (more…)

September 28, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — David

John Wilkinson, a resident of Washington has turned his lifelong passions of fishing and wood carving into a lucrative business, carving antique fishing lures. Wilkinson’s garage is full to the rafters with carpentry tools, wooden collectors boxes all at different stages of completion and fishing lures. He also has a wooden canoe, hand carved standing outside the garage, waiting to be finished. (more…)

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

A restoration project at the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie has to be treated carefully to avoid further damage to the antique planter waiting for necessary repairs. The antique planter, which was selected for the project has to be treated with delicacy. Nicolas Reinhart, started out as a volunteer at the museum before becoming a permanent employee, now handling most of the restoration work. (more…)

September 26, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Cabinets — Harriet

The Antiques Roadshow, which airs on PBS, has made TV history as a set of bowls were valued at $1.5 million. However, the bowls are rather unusual as they are made from rhinoceros horn. During routine filming of an episode in Tulsa, Oklahoma one resident brought in a set of five bowls to be appraised by the experts, only to discover they are in fact, worth $1.5 million. This turned out to be the highest valuation made during the 16 years that Antiques Roadshow has been televised. (more…)

September 24, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chests,Victorian Dining Chairs — David

Barry Thomas, aged 66 presented the Antiques Roadshow with its most unusual item to date; a loo roll which The Beatles refused to use. The item presented a conundrum, as experts from the popular programme couldn’t place a value on it. (more…)

September 23, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Desks — David

Richard Jacobs, aged 82, has been a skilled woodworker for almost 70 years. Starting woodworking as a hobby, Jacobs developed his talent and eventually built a home for himself and his wife to live in. Much of the furniture was hand carved by Jacobs, who takes his inspiration from books and magazines which feature Shaker and Queen Anne antique furniture. (more…)

September 22, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — Harriet

Downton Abbey, the popular period drama, has not only captured the nation’s hearts, but has encouraged a revival of interest in antique furniture. The interior design on the set of Downton Abbey has created a resurgence of all things vintage. An expert from The Antiques Roadshow, Judith Miller believes that antiques were already enjoying a new found popularity, but the series has further boosted interest. (more…)

September 21, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — Harriet

A survey carried out by Moneysupermarket.com has revealed that the average household in the United Kingdom is hoarding treasures rather than selling them. Antiques, gold and silver and collections of stamps and medals feature among the items held in British homes. (more…)

September 20, 2011 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — Richard

Katy Selden from Auburn, Alabama has realised her lifelong ambition and opened her antiques shop, Classic Farmhouse. Having been an avid collector of all things old since childhood, Katy finally took a chance and opened her store. As a child growing up in a house dating back to 1910, she started with a collection of paper dolls. Later, as a teenager she expanded into other collectibles as decorative pieces. (more…)

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