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Edwardian bookcases & beyond: why brown furniture is bank on-trend

Flatpacks have had their heyday - homemakers, collectors and taste setters yearn for the individual craftsmanship and centuries-old hardiness that comes with furniture from the past. Today, we’re heralding the return of brown furniture - from antique walnut desks to oak Edwardian bookcases.
How to spot an antique

How to spot an antique

Part of the pleasure of collecting is knowing how to spot an antique. The surge of joy as you turn over a treasure to find a rare maker’s mark, the pure happiness of trawling a good antique’s centre.
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How to sell antique dolls

This guide will show you sought-after examples, as well as where and how to sell antique dolls for profit.
Garden antiques at Hemswell Antique Centres

Five loveliest antiques for your garden and conservatory

Once upon a time, not so long ago, it was common for people to leave all their garden furniture behind when they moved house. It’s only recently - thanks to news spreading about sculptures selling for millions - that we’re more aware of the value those unconsidered antique planters and pots may have.
Antique maps and globes at Hemswell Antique Centres

Antique maps and globes: a buyer's guide

The diverse and fascinating nature of antique globes and maps make them items close to a collector’s heart. Add craftsmanship and ingenuity to the mix and they become rewarding investments...
Antique jugs and decanters at Hemswell Antique Centres

A guide to: Antique jugs and decanters

From budget to big bucks, the value of antique jugs varies widely. As always, it comes down to a number of factors, such as quality, age, maker and design. Identifying these qualities of antique jugs can help you understand the worth of a piece.
Antique shelves and racks at Hemswell Antique Centres

A closer look at: Antique shelves and racks

Etageres, canterburies, perches? Antique shelves and racks come in many unusual names. We’re here to help you make sense of them.
Is it legal to sell antique ivory

Is it legal to sell antique ivory?

How can we help protect elephants from extinction? Is it legal to sell antique ivory in any shape or form? And what does it mean for business? Here’s what you need to know about the Government’s ivory ban.
Where to find the best antique bookcases for sale

Where to find the best antique bookcases for sale

From antique small bookcases to grand Queen Annes, here are the most notable antique bookcases for sale, including how to spot an imposter.
A collector’s guide to militaria: Antique guns at Hemswell Antiques

A collector’s guide to militaria: Antique guns

In this guide we’re going to look closely at firearms. If you’re fretting over the old “when is a gun considered an antique?” debate or simply wanting to wise up on your weapons, read on for an in-depth dive into the niche.