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Quaker Memorabilia – No Cross, No Crown

The Quaker Connection What has a crocheted tablecloth baring the words: “No Cross, No Crown”; Pennsylvania, and the European Union got in common? The answer to that question is: William Penn. William Penn Jr (14th October 1644 – 30th July… Continue reading →

Iron Age: Golf and the modern comforts of the Roman Empire

Iron Age: Golf and the modern comforts of the Roman Empire The plaudits for inventing golf has typically been foisted upon the Scottish for their development of the modern 18-hole game. Akin to most of human history, the story is… Continue reading →

Batemans Auctioneers 14th January Sale Preview

Featured lots from Batemans Auctioneers Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables Auction on 14th January 2017 Please follow and like us:

Hygge lifestyle – We’re already living it!

Hygge is the buzzword of the moment – pronounced hoo-gah a Danish word with no direct translation but described as a feeling of being warm, safe, rested, cosy and homely But do we really need the Danes to tell us… Continue reading →

Early Georgian High Society 1720 – 1760

There were various means of advancement in early Georgian Britain – merit, good fortune, education and patronage, corruption and service to the nation were some of them. The band of people considered to belong to polite society increased to receive… Continue reading →

Want some vintage va-va-voom? Time to visit an auction

Equally popular among treasure hunters, upcyclers and those who just enjoy the thrill of the auction room, there is no doubt that auctions are becoming a real hit with an increasingly wide variety of buyers. So just what is the… Continue reading →

Baroque Style and The Restoration

Baroque Style and The Restoration – When Charles II of England was re-instated as king in 1660, he and his courtiers had experienced a taste for the luxurious style of life they had briefly shared in exile in the royal… Continue reading →

Art Deco & The Modern Movement

Art Deco – Seeing Beauty in Function and Geometry In the shock waves that rippled through Europe from the First World War, no aspect of life was left unshaken – and this included the style of buildings, furnishings and fashions…. Continue reading →

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