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How to clean antique brass lighting – our 5 top tips

The rise in popularity of brass and copper interior accessories has led to a renewed demand for antique brass lighting. But should you clean it, and if so, how? We explain all.

Mantel clocks - why they are so popular and what you should look for

Antique mantel clocks make stunning display items, individually and in groups on a bookcase or tabletop. But, what is our fascination with them and what makes a great example?

Antique gift ideas for Father’s Day

It can be hard to buy a Father’s Day gift for the man who has everything so we have found some great items that will show him you care!

Antique mirrors – what to look for and how to choose one

How do I choose an old mirror? How can I tell if a mirror is antique? Read on to find out everything you need to know!

Peterborough Festival of Antiques

One of the largest antiques fairs in the country, the Peterborough Festival of Antiques is held twice a year in beautiful Cambridgeshire.

Antique oriental ceramics – what’s valuable and what’s not

How can you tell the difference between antique oriental ceramics? How do you know if they are valuable? We investigate the difference between Chinese and Japanese ceramics and explain the markings you should look out for.

Antique silver and antique silver plate – what’s the difference?

Collecting silver and silver plated items has always been popular, but what exactly is the difference between the two? And how are prices impacted? This guide will help novice collectors starting out on their silver journey.

Persian rugs Vs oriental rugs – what’s the difference?

In a world of mass-produced, machine-made carpets, an oriental or Persian rug will always win out. We look at the differences between the two most common types of rug and show you what you should look for before making an investment.

Top tips for decorating with antiques

How do you decorate with antiques? Can I use decorative antiques in my modern interior? Our top tips will show you how!

God Save the Queen – a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates her platinum jubilee

This year, we celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and here we take a look back at her extraordinary life and work.