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The wonderful world of kitchenalia & domestic antiques

Love the past but can't afford its fine furniture or precious wares? Then delight the array of curious goods found in old kitchens. Many everyday items from the Victorian era can be picked up on a budget - still attractive and even usable.

How to value antique books for buying or selling

There's something beautiful about antique books, particularly in the age of the internet. They don’t just contain stories within their pages - it’s also the travelling they’ve done, the people they’ve been gifted to, the wars they’ve survived and the lives they’ve changed that make them a little bit magic.
Treen antiques: What are they and where can I find them?

Treen antiques: What are they and where can I find them?

Before mass-production revolutionised the world of ceramics, wooden household items and utensils such as spoons, bowls and places were handmade for poorer homes. Collectively, these items are labelled as antique treen - the word ‘treen’ literally meaning ‘of a tree’.

Edwardian bookcases & beyond: why brown furniture is bang 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.

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.