Specialists in antique fireplaces & architectural antiques since 1969
Posted 20 April 2022
It's no secret that terminology plays a big part in the world of antiques. In this blog we explain the difference between ‘antique’ and ‘vintage'.
Being able to accurately identify an antique vase is an important skill. In this blog we look at antique vase markings and how to identify these vases.
Posted 14 March 2022
Antique clock identification is seen as an exciting puzzle for collectors to solve. In this blog we outline how to identify antique clock makers’ marks.
Whether you’re new to the world of antiques or a serious collector, read our guide which lists some amazing local antique fairs in 2022 you must visit.
Posted 28 February 2022
If you're lucky enough to have some antique silver, you'll want to keep it in pristine condition. Read our in-depth guide on how to clean antique silver.
With some antique dolls selling for around £250,000 in recent years, in this article we’ll explain how to identify antique dolls and workout their values.
Posted 10 January 2022
In this blog we offer a complete guide to the Chinoiserie style trend, explaining in-depth what Chinoiserie is and it's history.
In this article we answer the question "what's the most expensive item on Antiques Roadshow" for both the UK and US versions of the show.
Posted 15 December 2021
Wondering how to become an antique dealer? In this blog we outline several ways you could turn your passion for antiques into a paying job!
Caring for your antique wooden furniture can seem daunting. In this blog we explain how to clean antique wood and keep it looking its best!
Posted 22 November 2021
There is plenty to think about when deciding how to clean antique brass. Read our guide for five top tips so you know how to clean antique brass.
If you want to know how to date antique furniture by feet, then we're here to help. Read our guide which sets out all you'll ever need to know!
Posted 26 October 2021
What is spelter - and how can you tell if an antique is made out of spelter or bronze?
In this guide, we’ll reveal the key signs for how to identify an antique Chinese vase and confirm its authenticity.
Posted 08 September 2021
If you would like to bring some pastoral scenery, floral patterns, or simply some elegant imagery into your home, then Toile de Jouy could be just what you’re looking for.
Are you unsure about what to do with inherited ivory in the UK, perhaps due to ethical considerations or legal uncertainty?
Posted 16 August 2021
Victorian interior design is as popular as ever. With a few simple accents, you can create a beautiful space, inspired by authentic Victorian design.
Knowing how to upcycle furniture is a highly valuable and rewarding skill - not only is it fun, it can also save you money!
Posted 21 July 2021
Art Deco interior design is still as popular now as it was when it first emerged over a hundred years ago.
The Victorian era inspired a style of gardening that left a lasting impression on the landscape of British gardens. Follow these simple tips to create your own Victorian-style garden!