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How to clean antiques

How to clean antiques

How to clean antiques will depend on what type of antiques you have. Here, we look at popular collectables and examine the ways to keep them looking their best.
Antique furniture wood: an antique dealer’s guide

Antique furniture wood: an antique dealer’s guide

From the mahogany pieces so beloved in the Georgian era, to the clean, teak lines of mid-century furniture, period furniture is made from a variety of woods. Here, we look at the most popular.
How to date an antique chair: an antique dealer’s guide

How to date an antique chair: an antique dealer’s guide

Determining the age of an antique chair requires skill and expertise. Here, our dealers share their tips to help you date your antique chairs.
Antique dining tables in the 21st century home

Antique dining tables in the 21st century home

For many people, the thought of using antique tables in a modern home is daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Our latest guide shows you how to incorporate antique tables into a 21st century setting.

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.