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Our Guide to Caring for Antique Timepieces and Mechanical Toys

Antique clocks, scientific instruments, musical boxes and other mechanical items get damaged if subjected to direct sunlight, extreme temperatures or damp. A common – and one of the worst – places for a clock is over the fireplace. Dust may lock… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Carpets, Rugs and Tapestries

If kept free of dust and placed where they will not get heavy wear, antique carpets and rugs stand normal everyday use. Whether hung against a wall or on the floor, always keep carpets and rugs on a flat, clean,… Continue reading →

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 →

Rare 15th Century brooch found beside moat to be auctioned

A rare 15th century gold heart-shaped brooch will be auctioned on 23rd August at Hansons Auctioneers. The exquisite high carat jewel is inlaid with white enamel and engraved with the French inscription honor et ioie (Honour and Joy). Discovered in 2016, just outside the moat of… 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 →

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