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Antique desks and bureaus: an antique dealer’s guide

An antique desk or bureau is a practical addition to any setting but there are many types and styles available. To help you choose the perfect piece, our dealers have put together this useful guide.
Antique pine furniture Vs antique oak furniture

Antique pine furniture Vs antique oak furniture

What is the difference between pine and oak and which is better for furniture? Here, we look at the differences between the two most common woods used for furniture, and examine the enduring popularity of both.
An antique dealer's guide to dressing tables

Antique dressing tables: an antique dealer’s guide

With a rich history dating back centuries, antique dressing tables remain a popular piece of furniture. Our expert’s guide will help you pick the perfect one.
Antique chair styles: an antique dealer’s guide

Antique chair styles: an antique dealer’s guide

Antique chairs represent a huge area for the collector and there are many different types, each with a unique appearance. Here, our expert looks at the features of the most popular styles.

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.