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What is antique and what is vintage?

What is antique and what is vintage?

With changing tastes and new interior trends, investing in forever-pieces is on the up. But exactly what is antique? How old is antique? And what is the difference between vintage and antique? Read on...
Antique desks at Hemswell Antique Centres

Antique desks: how to choose the right one

From drums to Davenports, antique desks are as widely varied as the writers who’ve sat at them. While their original purpose was to provide a stable surface for old-fashioned artistry and literacy, they’re now well-coveted pieces for modern homes and offices.
More than old relics: What is the future of antiques?

More than old relics: What is the future of antiques?

Recessions will come and go, tastes will change and buying habits will fluctuate. Among it all, antiques will continue to thrive. From the rise of the online antique store to shifts in interiors, dealers and collectors are stepping into the future to adapt to a more digital world. But can new-age portals ever replicate the euphoria of an in-store trawl?
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Four old-world pieces that instantly give a room character

There’s a timeless quality to antique furniture that makes it truly covetable in modern spaces. From the extravagant to the elegant, pieces throughout the centuries continue to delight designers and breathe unique life into interiors.
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Enjoy an Exclusive Christmas Shopping Experience at Hemswell Antique Centres

Avoid the crowds this Christmas and start your Christmas shopping early at Hemswell Antique Centres. We have some unique Christmas gifts for that special someone; or treat yourself to rare vintage items that you won’t find on the High Street.
What is antique brass? A brief guide to decorative metalware.

What is antique brass? A brief guide to decorative metalware

Standing the test of time as functional and decorative items over the centuries, antique brass is back in fashion. That low-shine element gives interior spaces an organic aesthetic that modern chrome simply cannot compare with.
Antique dresser - Victorian dressers & all things dark: why 19th-century furniture is back in vogue

Victorian dressers & all things dark: why 19th-century furniture is back in vogue

Period dramas are having a heyday right now and with it comes a trend in the return to 19th-century furniture.