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Refurbish your auction bargains…

Refurbishing pre-loved wooden auction furniture   Every day we’re seeing some beautiful pieces of furniture pass through the auctions at UK Auctioneers. Some may initially look a little unloved, or in need of some serious TLC but there really are… Continue reading →

Unique Sales

It has been said time and time again that you can buy anything and everything in the auction rooms. Having been established for over 28 years within the industry, we would certainly agree with this statement! It’s not often that… Continue reading →

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Inspiration The 14th February; the ‘Feast of Saint Valentine,’ or as most people recognise it today ‘Valentine’s day,’ is now rapidly approaching! Originating as a Western Christian feast day honouring martyred Saint Valentine, lovers all over the world… Continue reading →

Famous Rubies

Rubies are one variety of the mineral corundum. Sapphires are another. Rubies vary in colour from pinks, purplish reds to blood red. Colour is the biggest factor in valuing rubies – the more red the better. Deep red ‘pigeon blood’ is… Continue reading →

The Post-War Style Years 1940 – 1970

Post-War High Styles For Everyone Victorious and wealthy, the United States emerged from the Second World War in 1945 as the most powerful nation. Its influence spread quickly across much of the globe. With industry in optimistic mood, US designers… Continue reading →

The Largest Known Diamonds In The World

Diamonds are known for being the hardest material on Earth, the name comes from the ancient Greek work ἀδάμας – adámas “unbreakable”. Natural diamonds form in the Earth’s mantle, under extreme temperature and heat over billions of years. Impurities and pressure conditions form… Continue reading →

The Art Nouveau Movement 1890 – 1910

Art Nouveau’s Origin The Art Nouveau style originated in the 1890s when Victorian ‘fussiness’ became less popular. The name came from the Maison de l’Art Nouveau (House of the New Art), an art gallery originally opened by Siegfried Bing. The… Continue reading →

Arts and Crafts Movement

Origin The movement started in Britain in 1880, when the Industrial Revolution became a concern for its detrimental effect on workers. As well as the impact on learning traditional skills, and design itself. The aim was to reverse dehumanisation in the working-class,… Continue reading →

Late Victorian Style 1870 – 1914

Late Victorian Style Rebellion While late Victorian consumers revelled in the comforts that mass production offered, designers sought the industrial craftsmanship of earlier centuries. They paved the way for the progressive styles that would influence modern furniture. Clutter, heavy curtains… Continue reading →

Mid-Victorian Style 1850 – 1870

The Celebration Of Industry The image of mid-Victorian style remains a sombre drawing room with red wallpaper, heavy curtains and thickly upholstered seating. Ornaments and knick-knacks fill every available surface. Mid-Victorian style is often dismissed as lack of style. As… Continue reading →

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