A 12-inch lacquer casket with an estimated value of £200 to £300 has been sold at auction for £40,000 after bidders spotted that the casket dated from the Japanese Edo period.
The Edo period was between (more…)
YouTube videos of people Restoring antiques has become a popular trend recently, with some viewers claiming that watching them is like therapy.
One of the most popular restoration channels is (more…)
A Chinese Imperial Dragon throne from the Qianlong-era recently sold for £6.1 million at a London auction, five times its estimated value.
The throne was made during (more…)
A pink sofa that played a part in the abdication crisis of Edward VIII has gone up for sale.
The velvet sofa was owned by (more…)
It has recently been revealed that Parliament spent around half a million pounds protecting its antique furniture from pests and vermin.
The Houses of Parliament building is not only (more…)
In a recent episode of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, a lock of braided hair inside an antique ring was thought to be from author Charlotte Brontë.
At the recording of the Antiques Roadshow at Erddig, North Wales, a woman bought in (more…)
A pair of giant Irish elk antlers owned by the artist Sir Sidney Nolan are being sold in London in May.
They are expected to be sold for between (more…)
Antique dealer, Alexander Archbold bought an almost derelict house in Alberta, Canada that used to belong to a hoarder who had left thousands of items in the house and is set to make hundreds of thousands of dollars from it.
Alexander has created (more…)
A rare Tiffany ‘Pond Lily’ lampshade was taken to a free valuation event held at retirement home Gifford Lea in Tattenhall near Chester. The valuation was hosted by celebrity antique experts, Timothy Midhurst and Christian Trevanion.
A Tattenhall resident, who has (more…)
Winston Churchill’s cigar and hat were found in a rubbish dump by David Rose, who works at the dump. He brought them to be valued at the BBC One programme Antiques Roadshow.
The objects were (more…)