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, ...
The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M)
Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket.
Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for.
macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian)
Georg Heinrich Macheleid ...
The Art Deco style and its influences from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Josef Hoffmann, Clarice Cliff and Le Corbusier.
The ever popular art deco style is an architectural and decorative-arts style, popular from 1910 to 1940.
Art Deco is characterised by highly stylised natural and geometric forms and ornaments, which are usually strongly symmetrical.
Outstanding American examples of Art Deco are the Chrysler Building and Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Some of the century's ...
Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms beginning with J
From Jacobean to Jugendstil, below you will find antique terms beginning with the letter 'J' and other related words or antique terms begining with 'J'.
jackfield (ceramic - japanese lacquer)
Ceramics imitation of Japanese lacquer ware initially produced at Jackfield in Shropshire from c. 1750. It is also known as japanned ware and is covered in a glossy black glaze with gilded decoration. It was also produced by astbury, ...
Art Nouveau Artists from Rene Lalique to Louis Comfort Tiffany, Anton Gaudi and Archibald Knox.
A selection of the great many art nouveau artists and designers that embraced the art nouveau style.
There were many gifted artists and designers in the art nouveau period. It brought forward artists and designers with a feel for the natural organic lines that appeal to many of us.
Many whose work is now highly valued and sought after by art nouveau collectors and fans of the style.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 to 1928), was a reformer of the excesses of the Art Nouveau style.
The works of Rennie Mackintosh from the 1900's give a good indication of what was to appear over the next several years.
Born in Glasgow, the second son in a family of eleven children, his father was a superintendent of police.
From an early age he was interested in a career as an architect.
When he turned sixteen he was articled in the office of the Glasgow architect John Hutchison, ...
Josef Hoffman produced and designed artworks during the Art Nouveau period and in the Art Deco style, as well as most other decorative art styles.
Josef Hoffmann studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, under Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner whose theories of functional modern architecture profoundly influenced Hoffman's work.
In 1903 Hoffmann co-founded the Wiener Werkstatte and his stewardship of the well respected design workshop lasted until 1931.
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