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The Condition of an Antique and How It Affects Its Value

Posted on 09 October 2017  |  Comments (0)

There are many factors to consider when evaluating the value of an antique piece, including its age, maker, provenance and, most importantly, the condition of the item. Regardless of the desirability of the piece, the condition of the antique is always of paramount importance to the buyer, and its value can be drastically affected when the condition hasn’t met specific requirements. The term ‘mint condition’ comes to mind when considering a pristine antiqu... Read More »

How to Date and Identify an Antique Desk - Part 2

Posted on 03 October 2017  |  Comments (0)

The second instalment of how to date and identify an antique desk will focus on the partner’s desk, the fall-front desk, escritoire and the Davenport. Many buyers and sellers of antique desks are eager to date antique items from the features and style of the piece, as well as discover the maker and the location it was made. Firstly, when dating a piece, it is important to understand the different styles and types of antique desks, which we will discuss below. Partner’s ... Read More »

How To Date and Identify an Antique Desk - Part 1

Posted on 02 October 2017  |  Comments (0)

Throughout history, there has been a vast variety of antique writing desks, all different in their appearance, use and placement in a room. Many of these elements have lasted the test of time, including their features and use which has remained constant throughout the years and even to this day. The practicality of this particular piece of furniture has ensured it has never become out-dated or redundant within the home and work environments. Desks started being produced in the 18th ... Read More »

What is Considered Antique?

Posted on 01 October 2017  |  Comments (0)

In today’s culture, the trend of vintage and antique has taken the world by storm. However, this increase in popularity has lead to many replicas being made to look replicate the ‘antique’ or ‘vintage’ look. Some of the imitations are done to the highest quality; yet, these items are simply not authentic and cannot be considered an antique. In our guide, we will help you learn the difference between vintage and antique, as well as explore the different marks and features ... Read More »

A Guide to Identifying Antique Furniture Feet – Part 2

Posted on 25 September 2017  |  Comments (0)

Following our guide to identifying antique furniture feet, which highlighted the characteristics of the ball foot, ball and claw foot, bun foot, cylindrical foot, arrow foot, dolphin foot, hoof foot and the monopodium foot, is part two of the series. The second instalment will highlight the block foot, bracket foot, French foot, Ogee bracket foot, onion foot, pad foot and finally, the spade foot. The feet of antique furniture are a key indicator of the period... Read More »