Hemswell Antique Centres

How can we help?

Furniture Articles

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 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.

What is mid-century modern design?

What defines mid-century modern design? What are the characteristics of mid century modern furniture? Our guide to this ever-popular style movement in vintage furniture will explain all.

Antique dining tables: how to make them work in a modern setting

When creating the perfect setting for entertaining, you should aim for a sense of balance. Here, we show you how this can be achieved by combining antique pieces with contemporary pieces.

English Antique Furniture Periods – a collector’s guide

What are the different periods of antique furniture? And how can I tell the period of my furniture? Our collector’s guide has all the information you need to recognise and identify the different styles of period furniture.
antique dining table

Space saving dining tables for small spaces big on character

Finding the perfect antique dining table for a modern home doesn't have to be difficult with our guide to tables for smaller spaces.
Antique desk

The great desk decision - why buying an antique desk is best

If you are considering a new desk, our guide will show you why an antique is the best solution, and which one to choose.
A closer look at: Antique stools

A closer look at: Antique stools

Antique stools are probably one of the oldest types of seating, standing the test of time for thousands of years. With so many varying in style, maker, purpose, quality and value, learning to identify specific types of antique stools will make sure you only invest in quality.
How to price antique wares

How to price antique wares

It's brilliant finding a bargain yourself, but no dealer wants to undercharge on their stock. Knowing how to price antique goods comes naturally to the experienced eye.