An aesthetic movement X-Frame armchair has been sold for £11,000 at an auction in Crewkerne, over 70 times its estimated value of £150.
The chair was designed by Christopher Dresser in around 1880 for (more…)
An antique that was associated with the Titanic received a considerable boost when it was valued recently.
On an episode of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, a woman brought in (more…)
A man who thought he was dying followed his dream of opening an antique shop and more than twenty years later he is still alive and well.
In 1995, David Rolfe was diagnosed with (more…)
Every new year, interior designers make predictions for the styles they believe will be popular during the year. For 2019, designers predict that people will seek sophisticated comfort that will include wooden antique items.
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At the beginning of a new year, the antique trade makes predictions about the year ahead. This year, the Antiques Gazette, a magazine that covers news about the arts and antique market, has made four predictions.
Its first prediction is that (more…)
There has been a boom in the sale of antique furniture in 2018 and this could be the effect of environmentally-friendly buyers.
Much modern furniture, such as found in (more…)
Leading designers were asked about their predictions for home décor trends in 2019, and antiques were a prominent feature of these forecasts.
Melissa Rayworth reported the (more…)
‘SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story’ is an exhibition that shows the history of antique dealing.
It is an in-depth look at antique (more…)
A new exhibition at the Liang Yi Museum in Hong Kong displays examples of Ming and Qing dynasty antiques. Although the items on display are worth millions of pounds, there are no “do not touch” signs. Museum visitors are encouraged to touch, feel and smell the antiques.
The managing (more…)
Prices for ‘brown furniture’ have fallen over the last ten years, but experts believe that they are due a resurgence in popularity which will see prices rise.
Antique furniture is typically brown, which (more…)