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  • Guide to buying antique furniture - what to look out for

    Posted 22 August 2018

    If you’re in the market for some stunning antique furniture for your home, our guide will help you pick out the true gems and avoid paying over the odds.

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  • How to Use Architectural Antiques in Your Garden

    Posted 01 August 2018

    Antiques are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your garden. Our detailed guide shows you how best to integrate them into your outdoor space.

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  • Historical Landmarks Quiz

    Posted 22 May 2018

    We surveyed 2,000 people in the UK to find out how much they know about our famous monuments and landmarks. And, well, it’s shamefully rather little!

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  • A Guide To Local Antique Fairs 2021

    Posted 01 January 2021

    Our comprehensive guide to the best local antique fairs in the UK during 2021. For anyone, beginner or expert, looking for quality antiques at bargain prices!

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  • Antique Fairs 2021: A Guide To Your Local Fairs

    Posted 01 January 2021

    Our comprehensive guide to the best local antique fairs in the UK during 2021. For anyone, beginner or expert, looking for quality antiques at bargain prices!

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  • How to integrate antiques into your home

    Posted 15 September 2020

    An expert guide to decorating your home with antiques, showing you how to perfectly balance historic pieces alongside your more modern decorations.

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  • A Beginner's Guide to Buying Antiques - Westland London

    Posted 03 September 2020

    Buying antiques can seem overwhelming when you start. Unsure which antiques are valuable? Take a look at our beginner's guide and we'll walk you through it.

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  • The World's Favourite Antiques: An Infographic

    Posted 25 May 2017

    Which countries can’t get enough of clocks and where is furniture revered? Find out all this and more in our infographic on the world’s favourite antiques!

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  • Salamander - creature cloaked in mystery

    Posted 28 March 2017

    The salamander is an iconic and mysterious symbol in the world of antiques. Our blog delves into the regal and artistic history of this special creature.

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  • The Great Energy Saving Map of Britain: An Infographic

    Posted 13 February 2017

    Are you getting the best price for your energy? A survey conducted by us here at Westland London suggests many people in Britain are paying too much!

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  • A Brief History of Marble through the Ages

    Posted 24 August 2016

    The story begins in the Mesoproterozoic age, long before any vertebrate creature walked the Earth.

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  • Research Websites

    Posted 26 April 2016

    A comprehensive list of useful research websites to discover more about antiques. Publications from museums, galleries & institutions from across the globe!

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  • Bulletin, July 2010: Provenances & Air-Fer-Mer, Plane, Train, Road Ship and Mule miles.

    Posted 12 July 2010

    TRACING THE ORIGIN OR PROVENANCE OF Antique Architectrual Features and elements such as antique fireplaces and chimneypieces from thier original location can prove difficult and time consuming, even when investigated by experienced researchers familiar with the tools, sources and routines which are effective.

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  • The Grand Tour.....April 2010

    Posted 26 September 2010

    From the 17th to the 19th Century the Romance and Adventure of the European Grand Tour grew as a phenomenon during which many younger members of English Scottish and Irish Gentry and Scholars, also those from other Northern European countries, sought or were enjoined by their elders to study and experience the grand Antique Monumental Chateaux Castles Houses and Palaces, Schloesser, Landhaueser, Pallazzi, the ancient Artefacts and Archaeological Treasures of the Great European Centers of Civilization.

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  • Aspects To Consider When Deciding On An Antique Fireplace For Your Home

    Posted 16 March 2010

    Referred to as fireplace, mantelpiece, or chimneypiece... kamine, camino, cheminee or chiminea, the antique fireplace is an important prominent architectural as well as decorative feature in the interior of not just the traditional home. It either sets the style or complements the existing setting of the room or building itself.

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  • The Antique Renaissance Fireplace...A short narrative...January 2010.

    Posted 18 January 2010

    THE EXPRESSION "RENAISSANCE" …meaning in French “Rebirth” , was coined in the 19th century and variously covers a period from the 14th to the 17th century…different schools of thought give different dates. It originated in Florence in Italy and was a broad cultural movement including style and design which drew inspiration from Classical Antiquity…Ancient Greece and Rome and the Etruscans in between….and spread through all of Europe, where it gained further impetus …the French even claimed it as their original creation at one point.

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  • Bulletin - March 2009 - The Demise of Wedgwood

    Posted 26 March 2009

    THE DEMISE OF WEDGWOOD : It is upsetting to view the downturn in the fortunes of this once remarkable company from its mid 18th century origins as one of the first World class commercial quality industrial creative companies, to being taken over by Waterford Glass in Ireland, transferring production…. to the Far East , and now in free fall waiting for a “White Knight”.

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  • Bulletin - September 2008

    Posted 10 September 2008

    Terms of reference for antique fireplaces include mantelpiece, or chimneypiece... kamine, cheminee or chiminea …to mention just some of the European titles alone.

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  • Bulletin - May 2008

    Posted 01 May 2008

    At 9am the doors are opened letting in a wonderful London spring morning and the muffled bustle of the day begins. The Classical and Retro music softly filters upwards into the 90 foot high interior, this Edifice of Victorian Pride & Piety , "Standing Four Square, East to West”… a hop skip and a jump from where stood the original gated City walls of Medieval London, The Square Mile… within a stones throw from the White Portland stone Oranges & Lemons Church of St. Leonard..."

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  • Bulletin - April 2008

    Posted 26 April 2008

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