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February 29, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

People who sell antique mahogany pedestal desks in Lancashire tend to live fairly modest lives. Not so much for Axel Vervoordt, an acclaimed Belgian antique collector and interior designer, whose home is a beautiful 12th century castle near Antwerp, boasting more than 50 rooms. (more…)

February 28, 2012 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

If you sell an antique desk in Cumbria, you don’t tend to make a song and dance about it. However, you might if it sells for $3.3m. (more…)

February 27, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

An antique watch has produced scintillating new evidence to suggest Lord Lucan was alive and living in South Africa in the 1980s – because what appears to be the fugitive peer’s silver wrist watch, engraved by his friends, is now (more…)

February 26, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

In Lancashire, antiques collecting generally means haggling over the Victorian dining chairs and antique chests at Preston antiques centre. However, in Dursley they take things a little more literally. A dog walker has warned people to be alert after a spate of digging for antique glass bottles left local woods pitted with dangerous holes and broken glass. (more…)

February 25, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques Advice — David

The current credit crisis has led many owners of antiques to revaluate their options. However, if you’re thinking of selling your antique marquetry furniture , you may be in for a nasty surprise – the taxman could be waiting to snatch away almost 1/3 of your earnings. (more…)

February 24, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

Programs like Antiques Roadshow and Flog It! have led to people taking a second look at heritage heirlooms such as antique cabinets. However, if they sell well at auction, beware – on top of the seller’s premium, you might have to give 28% of the cash you make to the government. (more…)

February 22, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Harriet

In Lancashire, antique dealers often label their antique desks and other furniture “Chippendale.” This is because the legendary furniture designer and cabinetmaker was also a wily businessman, as presenter Paul Martin explained in a recent episode of Flog It! (more…)

February 21, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — David

Antiques Roadshow visited Hartland Abbey on 19th February, and turned up a few spooky surprises – including an Edwardian portrait whose subject had haunted the home of the owner. (more…)

February 20, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Richard

In Cumbria, antique cabinets are often described as Chippendale, but how authentic are they? Paul Martin recently went into this subject in detail, on the BBC antiques programme Flog It! (more…)

February 18, 2012 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

A pair of British interior designers are creating a buzz in the art world with their mashups of discarded antique chests and broken mirrors, reworked with modern junk to create original sculptures. (more…)

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