Andrew Hill, the Financial Times’s management editor, has been working from home during the coronavirus lockdown. His workstation is an antique walnut secretaire desk that dates from the early 18th or late 17th century.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has explained that some shops selling non-essential items could re-open by June or July and this could include antique shops.
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The French state owns a large collection of antique furniture and has decided to sell part of it to support French hospitals dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
An antique auction of the state-owned furniture is (more…)
Brattle Book Shop in Boston, America is closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The owner of the shop, Ken Gloss has found another income stream, selling personalised Zoom backgrounds.
He noticed that many people are (more…)
In the popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players can collect furniture, including antique sets.
During the coronavirus lockdown, people are (more…)
Charles Hanson, the television antique expert, recently held an auction from his garden shed in aid of the NHS.
The Golden Gravel NHS Charity Auction raised money for (more…)
A programme on the BBC has inspired people with broken antiques and other household items to consider restoring them at home.
The Repair Shop has proved (more…)
A sale of the late architect Sir William Whitfield’s antique collection sold for a total of £1.5 million at a Bishop Auckland sale.
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The BBC TV program Antiques Roadshow has seen many strange and wonderful pieces over the many years it has been broadcast. On a recent edition, a man bought in a coco de mer (more…)
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in antique fairs and auctions being cancelled or postponed in the UK and Europe.
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