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How do I know if my mirror is antique

How do I know if my mirror is antique?

Our latest guide looks at the characteristics of an antique mirror and how to recognise a fake.
a guide to antique lighting

A guide to antique lighting

Representing a wide and varied area of collectables, antique lighting can be challenging for the novice collector. Our guide will help you to navigate this fascinating area of antiques.
Celebrating the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Celebrating the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Following the passing of his ‘darling Mama’, Charles, the Prince of Wales acceded to the throne and became King Charles III. Here, we look at how the coronation of the new king will be celebrated.
Where to find the best antiques for sale in 2018

Where to find the best antiques for sale in 2023

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.

Antique Vs reproduction period furniture- how to tell the difference

When shopping for antique furniture, it is vital to prove the authenticity of the pieces you are considering buying. Here are our tips on how to tell if furniture is antique or reproduction.
Antique gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Antique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show loved ones how much you care and our latest guide has lots of ideas for antique gifts to inspire you.
antique chests, the types available and what to look for

Antique chests: why they are so much more than a set of drawers!

What exactly is an antique chest and what were they used for? We look at the history of this iconic piece of furniture and examine the most popular styles.

Antique dining tables: an antique dealer’s guide

As thoughts turn to the forthcoming festive period and family celebrations, our experts look at the types of antique dining tables available for large get togethers, what to look for, and how to spot a fake.

Top tips for buying at antiques fairs

With bargains to be had and a friendly atmosphere, antique fairs can still be daunting for buyers, but our top tips from the Hemswell experts will steer you in the right direction!

What to wear at The Goodwood Revival

With the sartorially elegant Goodwood Revival just around the corner, we look at how to dress to embrace the glamour of a bygone era.