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    Free Online Antique Price Guide and appraisals

    Posted by Mads Hallas Bjerg on 07/11/2017
    Free Online Antique Price Guide and appraisals

    Free Online Antique Price Guide and appraisals


    Happy Halloween weekend everyone

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 27/10/2017
    Happy Halloween weekend everyone

    Beware of witches and creeks in the attic as it's Halloween weekend 


    Sketch or Art? The Maquettes of Auguste Rodin

    Posted by John Stocks amfineart.co.uk on 19/10/2017
    Sketch or Art? The Maquettes of Auguste Rodin

    French Sculptor Auguste Rodin is generally considered the Father of Modern Sculpture. In September I was lucky enough to visit an exhibition of his work organised by Iain Brunt at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf which is an exciting concept building and provides an exceptional space to display sculpture exhibitions.


    Reading the signs

    Posted by John Stocks amfineart.co.uk on 04/09/2017
    Reading the signs

    When purchasing art we often buy because we like the subject matter or style of the piece. This is of course a great reason to purchase, but often we don’t look further than aesthetics and this can mean we miss clues from the artist as to the real meaning to the artwork, which can completely change the way we look it.


    Fashion and Victorian Art

    Posted by John Stocks amfineart.co.uk on 07/08/2017
    Fashion and Victorian Art

    Fashion and Victorian Art 

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    Moving your precious antiques

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 27/07/2017
    Moving your precious antiques

    It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve done it – moving house is one of the most stressful experiences there is. And if you’re someone with an extensive antique collection, or even just a few precious family heirlooms, the stress immediately multiplies.

    The thought of moving antiques to a new home, or even into storage for a period of time, can cause significant anxiety amongst collectors. Even when properly cared for, antiques can be extremely fragile and require specialist care to keep them in their best condition. Unfortunately, this means that a lot can go wrong when moving them if proper precautions aren’t taken. But if you follow our below tips, you’ll find yourself in your new home in no time, with all your priceless items still in perfect condition. 


    How Illustration became Art

    Posted by John Stocks on 27/06/2017
    How Illustration became Art

    The 1950’s and 1960’s were the hay day for magazine illustration. The War Years were a thing of the past, paper came off ration and ‘lifestyle’ illustration flooded the pages in glorious colour. Commercial artists, many of whom had started their careers in art school, were in now in high demand. 


    Patience first

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 10/06/2017
    Patience first

     

    When looking at the antiques and collectibles markets today, perhaps it’s appropriate to paraphrase the name of one of the recent urgent-care centers, Patient First, by saying “patience first”—because that’s what it takes to play the antiques game. 


    Marc Chagall

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 08/06/2017
    Marc Chagall

    Learn more aobut Marc Chagall lithographs here today 


    When to start investing in art

    Posted by John Stocks on 05/06/2017
    When to start investing in art

    When do you start investing in art and will the market always go up? Yes if you buy the best then your investment will always be secure.


    Interior design courses on line today

    Posted by Marc Allum on 29/05/2017
    Interior design courses on line today

    Interior design today. Why not try our new course on line today 

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    Photo London

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 20/05/2017
    Photo London

    Photo London was created by Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. 


    What’s the State of the Victorian Furniture Market?

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 10/05/2017
    What’s the State of the Victorian Furniture Market?

    What’s the State of the Victorian Furniture Market?


    Vargueno

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 03/05/2017
    Vargueno

    What is a Varueno?


    Weathervanes

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 27/04/2017
    Weathervanes

    In the 18th and 19th centuries the weather governed the lives of both seafarers and farmers, thus making the weathervane more practical than ornamental. These ubiquitous objects topped many a building in the 19th century. And while there aren’t as many today, they can still be seen here and there, especially in the rural landscape.

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    Interview with Etel Adnan

    Posted by David Hornsby on 24/04/2017
    Interview with Etel Adnan

    Etel Adnan has excelled in a remarkably diverse range of fields during her long life. She is a poet, known in particular for her protests against the Vietnam and Iraq wars; a novelist whose book about the Lebanese civil war, ‘Sitt Marie-Rose’, won the coveted France-Pays Arabes prize and is considered a classic of war literature; a journalist and essayist who has explored the nature of place and history in books such as ‘Of Cities and Women’, and ‘Paris When It’s Naked’; and a philosopher who taught for many years at Dominican College in California.Now in her early 90’s, she is receiving widespread acclaim for her artistic work, and during the last year has had major exhibitions in London and Paris. In this, also, she shows mastery of a wide range of genres, producing tapestries and ceramics as well as paintings and drawings, and pioneering the development of leporellas, or folding books, based on the Japanese traditional form.


    How the art market is influenced by the 'Celebrity factor'

    Posted by John Stocks amfineart.co.uk on 21/04/2017
    How the art market is influenced by the 'Celebrity factor'

    How the art market is influenced by the 'Celebrity factor'


    Cufflinks a gentlemans jewel and pratical

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 18/04/2017
    Cufflinks a gentlemans jewel and pratical

    Although the first cufflinks appeared in the 1600s, they did not become common until the end of the 18th century


    French Horse Head Lamp C1970 Maison Charles

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 10/04/2017
    French Horse Head Lamp C1970 Maison Charles

    Even  though this is quite new they are rare to find it's such nice quality in a small item # car mascot 


    Family Heirlooms

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 05/04/2017
    Family Heirlooms

    ANTIQUES EXTRA!

     

    A Place forHeirlooms

    by Bob Brooke

    According to the Oxford University Press Dictionary, an heirloom is an object that has belonged to a family for several generations. Thus, all heirlooms are naturally considered antiques. Today’s 30s-somethings seem to consider these not something to treasure, but instead, they rather furnish their homes with items from IKEA and Wayfair.com. What they don’t realize is that heirlooms, no matter how trivial, are their connection to the past—to their family’s past.