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Buying Antique Furniture

Some Good Advice & Tips on Buying Antique Furniture ... Online The internet has changed the way we shop for furniture. In the modern world furniture can be bought for the home or office from online stores, auction sites and websites specialising in the sale of antiques, reproductions and second hand furniture. Some of the most popular online antique furniture retailers are; eBay, sellingantiques, the Conran Store, Crate and Barrel, Design Within Reach, Highbrow Furniture and Horchow. ... 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

Identifying Antique Furniture

Tips & Advice on Identifying Antique Furniture   Antique Furniture is one of the most fascinating sections of antique collecting. Primarily because so many of us naturally do what's most important when collecting antique furniture. We buy what we like. Most antique furniture tends to be purchased by ordinary everyday people, rather than dedicated antique furniture collectors. In other words, more vintage furniture is acquired for its beauty and function rather than the profit ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Silver

It's cheaper than Gold but Collecting Antique Silver can be an expensive pastime. If you choose collecting antique silver as your main antique interest, you should make sure you know the general history and the historical periods associated with collectable silver. Silver is a precious metal. It's lighter and slightly less malleable than gold, but unlike gold, silver is prone to tarnishing as it reacts with pollutants in the air. Silver products are usually made from an alloy of pure ... Continue Reading

Pisanello Innocence and Unicorn

A look at the Italian renaissance medal called 'Innocence and Unicorn in Moonlit Landscape'. An Italiian Renaissance Medal by Antonio de Pucci, usually called Pisanello (c1394-1455) and depicting Cecilia Gonzaga (1426-1451). Obverse ... half length bust of the sitter facing left, her hair tightly bound with a ribbon. Wearing an embroidered gown and pleated skirt. Inscribed: CICILIA VIRGO FILIA IOHANNIS FRANCISCI PRIMI MARCHIONIS MANTVE Reverse ... A rocky landscape below a crescent moon with ... Continue Reading

Goldkronach Mining Ducat c1855

A coin collecting review of the Goldkronach Mining Ducat c1855 minted in the reign of Maximilian II (AD 1848-1864) The Goldkronach mining ducat 1855, Munich (Carl Friedrich Voigt) is based on the exploitation of the mines in Upper Franconia. Obverse - Maximilian II - Koenig V. Bayern. Head right with engravers signature (C. V.) below truncation. Reverse - Crowned Bavarian coat of arms supported by two lions looking backwards. Legend - EIN DUCATEN AUS DEM BERGBAU BEI GOLD KRONACH Reeded ... Continue Reading

Sevres Porcelain – One for Porcelain Collectors to Look Out For

From 1738 and the Marquis Orry de Fulvy, to Napoleon's reign and still to the present day Sevres Porcelain has been among the finest porcelain in the World. Serious porcelain collectors should always be on the look out for any Sevres pieces they can add to their collection. Continue Reading

The Rare Brasher Doubloon

Coin Collecting Review - The Rare Brasher Doubloon Ephraim Brasher was a noted goldsmith and silversmith who was highly regarded for his skills, and well known for his hallmark, which he stamped on his own coins and the coinage sent to him for assay. In 1787 Brasher made a small number of doubloons and other coins for general circulation. Doubloons because they were the coin of the realm and at the time, America had no established currency standard. There were mints operating in some ... Continue Reading

Antique Collectibles Gallery

Derby Porcelain A selection of Derby & Royal Crown Derby Porcelain both antique and modern. By Derby artists and designers that exemplify the Derby style. [foogallery id="11823"] Antique Wedgwood China Our gallery of Wedgwood Pottery & Porcelain including Wedgwood china, Majolica, Queens Ware, Jasperware and Daisy Makeig-Jones fairyland lustre. [foogallery id="11841"] Moorcroft Pottery A gallery of our excellent selection of Moorcroft Pottery collectibles featuring some ... Continue Reading

Antique Periods

A glossary covering all the main antique periods, movements and styles A brief look at everything from the Aesthetic movement to Neoclassicism and Swedish modern to Minimal and the Vienna secession. If antique periods are used to reference an item it should actually have been made during the period indicated. A Victorian vase, for example, should have been made between 1837 and 1901. Most antique periods have recognisable design styles or motifs associated with them and An item that ... Continue Reading

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