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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.
Spotlight on emerald jewellery, the birthstone for May

Spotlight on emerald jewellery, the birthstone for May

The four most precious gemstones in the world are considered to be diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Emerald birthstone jewellery is perfect for May birthdays. Here, we take a closer look.
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.
Decorative antiques in modern homes

Decorative antiques in modern homes

A guide to incorporating decorative antiques into a modern home while still maintaining a contemporary feel.
What is vintage clothing?

What is vintage clothing?

The unsustainability of the fast fashion industry has increased the demand for vintage clothes. Our in-depth guide looks into the world of vintage clothing to discover exactly what it is, and the benefits of wearing it.
How to identify 20th century ceramics

How to identify 20th century ceramics: an antique dealer’s guide

20th century ceramics is a highly popular area of collectables for the novice and the experienced collector alike. Our latest guide looks at how to identify it, and what to look for.
How to clean antique brass

How to clean antique brass

How can you achieve that highly polished look of antique horse brasses found in country pubs, and, even more than that, should you clean antique brass? Our latest blog post tells you how to clean antique brass.
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.
A guide to antique and vintage kitchenalia

A guide to antique and vintage kitchenalia

From utensils to storage jars, and bread boards to jelly moulds, there is something for everyone in the world of kitchenalia.
Guide to garnet birthstone jewellery for January

Spotlight on garnet birthstone jewellery for January

In the latest of our monthly series spotlighting antique birthstones, we look at garnet, the birthstone for January.