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A guide to styling your home with a mix of antique and modern furniture

Posted on 20 April 2017  |  Comments (0)

Decorating your home and choosing a style or theme that suits your taste is a very personal thing. It depends hugely on the demands you make from the space, including the function of each room, the usability, whether you regularly host, if it can accommodate a busy family life or whether parts of it are quite simply just for show. Antique and vintage items are becoming increasingly desirable to decorate interiors and exteriors of modern homes. They provide a... Read More »

Queen Victoria and the early industrial Britain

Posted on 13 April 2017  |  Comments (0)

The Victorian period took its name from the queen who was ruling at the time, Queen Victoria. It was a developing time, for industry and society. We will explore the Queen’s life during her ruling. Queen Victoria was raised at Kensington Palace, London. She was the granddaughter of King George III. Victoria became Queen at the young age of 18, after her last surviving uncle, William IV, passed away in 1837, with no living children to take the throne. She had a strict upbringin... Read More »

Kensington Palace, its antiques and the fascinations it holds

Posted on 11 April 2017  |  Comments (0)

London was the central hub for royalty throughout history and it continues to be today. It is a fantastic place to learn and see into the different lifestyles that were lead through various periods of time. Patrick Sandberg Antiques is situated nearby to one of the best examples of a royal stately home that is also open for public viewing. If you’re considering using 18th century antique furniture within your home and are looking for inspiration of how to dress yo... Read More »

The wonders of the Regency and George IV

Posted on 10 April 2017  |  Comments (0)

The Regency is considered a transformational period in relation to social standards, arts and architecture. It included the publication of the first books from one of the greatest writers in history, Jane Austen. She ridiculed social expectations and the portrayal of women during the time. The style at the time was decorative; furniture was detailed with elaborate framing, and important pieces had powerful imagery of animals. Women were required to wear corsets, with chemise which were bon... Read More »

The importance of insuring your antiques

Posted on 31 March 2017  |  Comments (0)

Antique pieces are often among the things within our homes that we hold dearest in our hearts, from family heirlooms to rare pieces that took years of searching to find. Although we would hope no incidents occur that mean that you need to make a claim on your home insurance, it is better to be safe than sorry. Though we understand that a monetary payout will not be able to bring back the antiques themselves, it will certainly ease the blow and help you to invest in a suitable replacement i... Read More »