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Our Guide to Caring for Antique Paintings, Drawings & Printed items

Location is crucial for preserving the condition of antique paintings, ideally away from heat sources and damp environments to prevent mold. Pictures Hang a picture securely, in a spot that is neither damp, nor above a fire or radiator, nor… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Ceramics and Glass

Accidental breakage is probably the highest risk for damaging ceramics and glass objects. Luckily, it’s also easy to avoid. Ceramic and glass objects are not affected by bright light or normal changes in temperature. The adhesives used on restored pieces, however,… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Jewellery and Gemstones

Often, jewellery and gemstones are more fragile than other types of antiques. It’s still relatively easy to prevent damage once you know what not to do. Fragile gemstones or crystal beads shatter if hit against a hard surface. A soft, 18-carat… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Polishing Antique Furniture

This article contains some general information about care of antique furniture as well as tips and solutions to common problems. The aim of polishing is to build a deep patina that you can really see down into. Only wax will… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antiques

With our guide to caring for antiques, you can ensure they will last for many more years to come. It’s easy to cause damage to antiques and collectables, but also relatively easy to avoid once you know how to prevent… Continue reading →

Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide

Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide Over the last few years, the prices of Chinese antiques have soared significantly higher over the initial estimates. Indian antiques are expected to follow, therefore now is the perfect time to invest in beautiful pieces. Please follow and… 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 →

Eggcup Collecting is for Everyone

Eggcup Collecting When Easter Bunny has been and gone and that stash of chocolate eggs he left hidden around the house and garden has long since been discovered and demolished, what next? Why, eggcup collecting, of course. Children of all… Continue reading →

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