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How to clean antique brass lighting – our 5 top tips

The rise in popularity of brass and copper interior accessories has led to a renewed demand for antique brass lighting. But should you clean it, and if so, how? We explain all.

Persian rugs Vs oriental rugs – what’s the difference?

In a world of mass-produced, machine-made carpets, an oriental or Persian rug will always win out. We look at the differences between the two most common types of rug and show you what you should look for before making an investment.

Top tips for decorating with antiques

How do you decorate with antiques? Can I use decorative antiques in my modern interior? Our top tips will show you how!

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.

Everything you need to know about collecting antique silver spoons

Are antique spoons valuable and how can you tell if a spoon is antique? Are some types of spoon more collectable than others? Our guide to antique spoons has the answer to these, and many more questions.

Silver hallmarks: how to tell if your silver is antique

Do you know how to tell if your silver is antique? Or where to start to identify silver hallmarks? Or even where to look for hallmarks? This easy guide will show you what you need to know.

Antique gift ideas - the ultimate Christmas gift guide

Whether you want to buy a gift for an antique lover or an antique gift for a loved one, our ultimate Christmas gift guide will help you find the most perfect and thoughtful Christmas gifts.

Identifying antique gold hallmarks – an in-depth guide

Is antique gold hallmarked? When did gold start being stamped? What does an anchor mark mean? This comprehensive beginner’s guide to antique gold hallmarks has all the answers to these questions and more.

What you should know before buying vintage posters

Are vintage posters a good investment? Do vintage posters go up in value? How can I tell if a vintage poster is real? Our guide will tell you everything you need to know!

Posters from the past – a guide to collecting the prints and posters of yesteryear

What’s the difference between a print and a poster? And are vintage posters and prints a good investment? This helpful guide will help the novice and seasoned collector alike.