Antiques Articles

Antique rings

Antique rings: how to find hidden gems

From British marquise to French giardinettos, antique rings wildly differ. Different bands, gemstones, metals, colours, clarities and carats - chances are that you’ll never find two exactly the same.
Antique chest of drawers

What to look out for in an antique chest of drawers (& why now is the best time to invest)

Thick, glossy walnuts. Plum-pudding mahogany. Lustrous, mellow patinas. Antique furniture is making a comeback and we’re increasingly finding that it’s solid chest of drawers antiques dealers and auction houses are snapping up.
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Go rare: How to stay ahead in the antique porcelain market

There's been a continued nervousness that the antique porcelain market is 'soft', but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Porcelain antiques, despite being prone to breakages, are the most naturally durable wares and are highly collectable.
Valuable tips for buying and selling antique furniture

5 valuable tips for buying and selling antique furniture

Throughout history, furniture has developed from simple designs cut out from trees to beautifully crafted pieces using sophisticated and skilled techniques.
Antique jewellery

A guide to: Antique jewellery

From delicate antique bracelets sculpted in the 1800s to bold dragonfly brooches designed by world-famous Tiffany & Co., antique jewellery stirs the senses with depth, character, style and craftsmanship.
Antique dresser - Victorian dressers & all things dark: why 19th-century furniture is back in vogue

Victorian dressers & all things dark: why 19th-century furniture is back in vogue

Period dramas are having a heyday right now and with it comes a trend in the return to 19th-century furniture.
Where to find the best antiques for sale in 2018

Where to find the best antiques for sale in 2018

The internet is a great tool for finding antiques for sale, but it has a catch - everyone else has easy access to it as well. To find true sleepers (unrecognised gems) without spending a small fortune, you have to cast your net further and wider.