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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.

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.
A closer look at: Antique stools

A closer look at: Antique stools

Antique stools are probably one of the oldest types of seating, standing the test of time for thousands of years. With so many varying in style, maker, purpose, quality and value, learning to identify specific types of antique stools will make sure you only invest in quality.

A closer look at: Antique screens

Antique screens were originally crafted for functional purposes, to protect sitters from draughts or heat. They quickly became stunning decorative items in their own right - and still are today.

Flavour of the past: A guide to antique kitchen chairs, tables & dressers

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. How charming, then, to adorn yours with pieces of the past.
Antique shelves and racks at Hemswell Antique Centres

A closer look at: Antique shelves and racks

Etageres, canterburies, perches? Antique shelves and racks come in many unusual names. We’re here to help you make sense of them.
Where to find the best antique bookcases for sale

Where to find the best antique bookcases for sale

From antique small bookcases to grand Queen Annes, here are the most notable antique bookcases for sale, including how to spot an imposter.
antique cabinet with glass

The Joy of Antique Cabinets & How to Spot a Valuable Example

Our ancestors storage and display needs were always met with grandeur. Despite being some of the most expensive furniture ever made, many antique cabinets can be found at affordable prices. Wonderfully varied, you could land upon chunky antique shop display cabinets at an auction one day followed by a slinky pair of antique bedside cabinets the next.
Antique Table Close Up

Antique tables: A buyer’s guide

From portable pieces to hefty dining tables, antique tables are wildly varied in style, quality, colour and size. Which also means they come with a range of price tags. Whatever your budget, you’ll be able to find antique tables for sale at fair values at Hemswell - the largest antiques centre in Europe. But first, you’ll want a good idea of what you’re looking for. Get to know your antique tables with our handy guide.
Antique chest of drawers

Antique wardrobes: A guide to buying and selling bedroom furniture

The flat-pack generation has played a huge role in the fall of antique sales. Cheap and cheerful designs, along with changing tastes and a recession, has hit the market hard.