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Chinese Symbols on Antique Furniture

A glossary of Chinese Symbols and oriental marks found on antique furniture and other artifacts. Everything from the eight immortals to the Stellar triad and various traditional symbols for animals fruit and flowers with an explanation of why they would be used Continue Reading

A Look at Highly Collectible Antique Carnival Glass.

There are various names for antique Carnival glass including; Poor Mans Tiffany, Rainbow Glass, Aurora Glass and Taffeta Glass. The variety and enormous range of patterns means that glass collectors will always be searching for more pieces. But making sure your acquisitions are genuine antique carnival glass is all important. Many modern glass manufacturers reintroduced lines, copied old original patterns and created more modern patterns when carnival glass became popular in the 1950's. Continue Reading

Vintage & Collectable Pressed Glass

Pressed glass has been dismissed by serious collectors and the wealthier elements of the population throughout the years, simply because it was aimed at the mass market. But like most things that appeal to the majority of the population, pressed glass has moved up in the World and is now fashionable enough among the more well to do, that glass collectors are sitting up and taking notice. Continue Reading

Antiques Roadshow (2)

Your Antiques RoadShow ... Page (2) More antiques and collectibles submitted by antique collectors seeking information or help with antique attributions. Including Georgian glass, Capodimonte porcelain, Wedgwood candlesticks and native American pottery. All sitting comfortably alongside an antique owl jug, blue & white figurines and Chinese vases.   The headings and descriptions in the antiques roadshow are those of the owner, and they may be right or they might be ... Continue Reading

Doulton Artists Marks (W)

Royal Doulton artists marks and monograms beginning with the letter W. An index of Doulton artists marks and monograms including those for E Wakely, Minnie Webb & Ada L Worthy. The marks and monograms are sorted alphabetically by surname from left to right. You can also find real life examples of Royal Doulton antiques and their Doulton marks and monograms in the Antiques & Collectibles gallery. Royal Doulton artists and their assistants were encouraged to use a mark or monogram ... Continue Reading

Tips on Repair & Caring for Antique Furniture

Tips on the Repair & Care of Antique Furniture and Furnishings. It's rare for antique furniture to be kept solely for display purposes, so certain precautions are necessary in caring for antique furniture if it is to withstand years of daily wear and tear. Treat your antique furniture with due respect for the original use it was designed for. The surface of an old desk, for instance, was not designed to withstand the pressure of a ball point pen. Tilting or leaning back on a chair, ... Continue Reading

Caring for Antique Carpets

A few sensible tips & some advice on caring for your Antique Carpets and Tapestry ... Our antique carpets and tapestries are amongst the most beautiful items we own. But they are probably subjected to the most abuse as caring for antique carpets and tapestries can be a time consuming job. Cleaning is relatively simple as long as it is done regularly and excessive wear is avoidable if correct placement is considered. But carpet, tapestry or any textile repair is rather more involved and ... Continue Reading

Thomas Chippendale (1718 to 1779)

Thomas Chippendale 1718-1779 Who was the antique furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (1718 to 1779)? Thomas Chippendale is probably the best known British cabinetmaker. He was a leading British cabinetmaker whose work was extremely influential during the early Georgian period. It was widely copied and imitated in later years.   Early Life Thomas Chippendale was born in Oatley, Yorkshire in 1718 into a family of carpenters. Not much is known of his early life and career. In 1748, ... Continue Reading

Dorothy & Freda Doughty

Worcester Artists Dorothy Doughty (1892-1962) and Freda Doughty (-1972) The Doughty Sisters, Dorothy and Freda Doughty, probably did more to ensure the future prosperity and stability of the Royal Worcester factory than any other Worcester artists or modellers. Born in San Remo, Italy, Dorothy and Freda were the daughters of Charles Doughty, the English poet and traveller (The author of 'Arabia Deserta'and the inspiration for Lawrence of Arabia ). They came to England when the sisters were ... Continue Reading

Royal Worcester Artists

Information on the foremost Royal Worcester Artists; everyone from Charles Baldwyn to Hadley, Sebright and Doughty. Over the years Royal Worcester and all of its many incarnations have employed or been associated with some of the best and most innovate ceramics artists. The artists detailed below are currently a very small selection of these but we hope to grow this list extensively over the years. Although Worcester porcelain takes a great many skilled hands to manufacture, from around ... Continue Reading