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9 Reasons Why People Choose to Own or Collect Antiques

Posted on 23 May 2017  |  Comments (0)

People are natural collectors and have been doing it for hundreds of years, it is something that is still popular today with many of us enjoying and take great pride in it. Surrounding yourself with objects and fascinations that you love is a way to make yourself feel comfortable in your environment; it creates your space with individuality that matches your personal taste, it is a way of expressing yourself through the items you purchase. Collecting antique furniture or even ... Read More »

Add Style and Practicality to your Home Office with an Antique Desk

Posted on 22 May 2017  |  Comments (0)

When you are working from home, it’s important to create a space that functions well for you. You should choose a part of your home that you can designate to work, that area will turn into a space that means concentration and productivity to you. It is also important to incorporate the desk into the overall design of the room you choose, having a place that is comfortable to be in will make it a lot easier to spend time there. Antique writing desks are a gr... Read More »

How to use your antique console to add elegance to your home

Posted on 12 May 2017  |  Comments (0)

Antique furniture and console tables are as much sculptures as they are practical items to have in your home. They are elaborately designed and add a stunning addition to your finishing. There are many styles to choose from, with a variety of shapes from half-moon, rectangle to square. The console was designed to be placed leaning against a wall, rather than free standing and for this reason, many antique consoles will have intricate front legs and more understated back... Read More »

The life of servants during the 18th and 19th century

Posted on 11 May 2017  |  Comments (0)

During the 18th and 19th century it became a necessity and very fashionable for wealthy households and families to have a range of servants. The domestic servant industry boomed in the late 19th century as the industrial revolution made some families very rich, leading to a magnified divide of class in society. Just 100 years ago, service in country houses and London mansions was one of the biggest employment industries in the UK; there were more people working as servants than... Read More »

The art and history of globes

Posted on 10 May 2017  |  Comments (0)

The globe is one of the most ancient scientific instruments to be used and the creation of them dates back thousands of years. There is minimal evidence of the use of globes, but it is thought that they were used by ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The celestial globe was first used, before the terrestrial was created as communities navigated their way around the planet using stars. It provided a visual demonstration of the understanding of the world’s stars, planets, continents and oceans.... Read More »