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    Books & Paper Conservation course launches in London

    Posted by Dr Marina Sokhan - Head of Conservation on 13/11/2020
    Books & Paper Conservation course launches in London

    City & Guilds of London Art School is delighted to have launched its new undergraduate course in Books & Paper Conservation, after reaching an ambitious fundraising target to create and equip a suite of specialist conservation studios and facilities in its Georgian buildings in central London this summer. The works were successfully completed, despite restrictions caused by the current pandemic, and the first students to study on the course arrived in September.

    “Where the past makes a great present”

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 11/11/2020
    “Where the past makes a great present”

    Gift Ideas: Say Goodbye to 2020 with a Gift from the Past.

    As the holiday season approaches and we start to think about gifts for our loved ones, many of us will scarcely give 2020 a quick glance on its way out the door. Perhaps a few shouts of “Good riddance!” and “Buzz off!” or even more colourful phrases might be heard as the champagne bottles pop open on 1 January 2021 and we cheer farewell to a year that has been beset by unprecedented challenges.

    For the Art's Sake, Let’s Take Antiques Online

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 03/11/2020
    For the Art's Sake, Let’s Take Antiques Online

    Nothing beats holding a vintage antique in your hands. Or does it?

    Even though many Antique Markets were set to stay on schedule for November, new restrictions imposed by government have now put that schedule in doubt.

    Global uncertainty drove the world to start making its purchases online, and the antiques marketplace is no different.

    At Antiques.co.uk, we have understood the needs of the “web surfer” for over twenty years. We are the UK’s longest-running antiques website, and the sudden surge in interest for online antiques was no surprise to us.

    Access a large market of antiques despite lockdowns

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 09/10/2020
    Access a large market of antiques despite lockdowns

    For the Art's Sake, Let’s Take Antiques Online.


    Nothing beats holding a vintage antique in your hands. Or does it?
    Even though many Antique Markets were set to stay on schedule for October,
    new restrictions imposed by government have now put that schedule in doubt.
    Global uncertainty drove the world to start making its purchases online, and the
    antiques marketplace is no different.
    At Antiques.co.uk, we have understood the needs of the “web surfer” for over
    twenty years. We are the UK’s longest-running antiques website, and the sudden
    surge in interest for online antiques was no surprise to us.

    Joseph Dirand

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 15/09/2020
    Joseph Dirand

    THE MINIMALIST WITH MAXIMUM EXPRESSION. Joseph Dirand is an architect and interior designer based in Paris. He started his own design firm in 1999.

    THE FORCE THAT DRIVES. GIUSEPPE PENONE

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 16/07/2020
    THE FORCE THAT DRIVES. GIUSEPPE PENONE

    THE FORCE THAT DRIVES. GIUSEPPE PENONE is an Italian artist and sculptor, known for his large-scale sculptures of trees that are interested in the link between man and the natural world. His early work is often associated with the ‘Arte povera’ movement.

    Thaddaeus Ropac

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 30/06/2020
    Thaddaeus Ropac

    BACK ON THE ROAD. Thaddaeus Ropac is an Austrian gallerist specializing in international contemporary art. He founded the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in 1981, and today represents more than 60 artists with his galleries in Salzburg, Paris Le Marais, Paris Pantin and London.

     

    Lawrence Graff

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 09/06/2020
    Lawrence Graff

    THE ULTIMATE GIFT OF LOVE. The jeweller Laurence Graff OBE has always been fascinated by diamonds. Graff diamonds was established in 1960 and now enjoys global success with over 50 stores worldwide. Laurence Graff has handled more important diamonds than any other diamantaire of our time, possibly of any time. These include both noble, historic diamonds of the past, and astonishing new discoveries, destined to be the famous diamonds of the future.

    Art Deco Jewellery

    Posted by Antiques.co.uk on 13/05/2020
    Art Deco Jewellery

    Art Deco had a massive impact during the twenties and thirties and it wasn’t just furniture that came under its influence. Art Deco would have an impact on architecture, timepieces, fashion, textiles and china as well as furniture. Its greatest influence was during the twenties where it took its name from the Paris World Trade Fair in 1925. It took its influences from Cubism, Modernism and Futurism. 

    Antiques Trade Talks – Iain Brunt – www.antiques.co.uk

    Posted by ANTIQUE COLLECTING MAGAZINE on 29/04/2020
    Antiques Trade Talks – Iain Brunt – www.antiques.co.uk

    Iain Brunt is the owner of leading online antiques platform, www.antiques.co.uk. During the current Covid-19 pandemic, the website is offering a new pay-as-you-go option to antique dealers, fairs, private sellers and art galleries, aiming to help reduce the costs of selling to a global audience of potential buyers. We caught up with Iain to find out more about his life in the trade. 

    A message from founder Iain Brunt

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 20/04/2020

    Please watch this short message from our founder, Iain Brunt.

     

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    We are here to help the industry

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 19/04/2020
    We are here to help the industry

    World’s-leading antique online platform www.antiques.co.uk enhances routes for sales during COVID lock-down – now open to all art galleries, antique shops, collectors and private clients worldwide

    Antique Prints

    Posted by antiques.co.uk on 14/04/2020
    Antique Prints

    This week we are taking a look at antique prints, and focusing on prints of Victorian paintings. Prints done in this way says much for the popularity of the era and the styles used during this time. These fascinating styles and themes used in Victorian art were largely inspired by the many changes brought about by the industrial revolution. This period brought mass manufacturing techniques, great urbanisation and with it poverty, disease and hardship.

    To counteract the effects of these massive changes Victorians chose to create artwork that idealised the Victorian period, almost as if they had chosen to create a world where the ugliness of the changes around them did not exist. There were many themes and styles and during this time; we saw the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite period in 1848 with themes of realism and truth in the natural world and in the second wave of this movement myth, ambiguity, chivalry and symbolism.

    Glassware very collectable and also very useful

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 07/04/2020
    Glassware very collectable and also very useful

    In the 20thcentury glass was in abundance with a variety of different designs. Good quality glassware had only been available to the rich during the 19thcentury, but now it was available to a much wider audience. Mass production techniques played its part with distinctive creations coming from talented glassware designers. Glassware manufacture has come from Europe and America in more recent times, but hopefully in time this will change. 

    Designs from the beginning of the century include Art Deco, Art Noveauand Modernism. Glass wasn’t always ostentatious and just for display only, glass as also made for utilitarian purposes. Well known designers include Lalique, Loetz, Powell, the Daum brothers and Galle.

    Art Deco one of my favourite periods of design

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 17/03/2020
    Art Deco one of my favourite periods of design

    Art Deco furnishings

    One particular favourite period of mine is Art Deco. It’s far more modern than I would normally feel comfortable with, but there is something so fresh, so new and exotic about Art Deco, that despite its modernist feel, it still retains something old, rich and fragrant, reminiscent of a time gone by.

    Paola D’Agostino

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 06/03/2020
    Paola D’Agostino

    Paola D’Agostino

    ONLY £3.75

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 05/03/2020
    ONLY £3.75

    We have a new service for those who only want to list a few items now at £3-75 per item

    Getting your items properly valued by an expert

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 26/02/2020
    Getting your items properly valued by an expert

    You'll be pleased to know that www.antiques.co.uk will be offering a valuation service on all your collectibles and antiques on our site. This means that if you have anything you think may be of value, we can tell you what's its worth. It may be something you found by accident in your attic whilst clearing up, or perhaps its something that once belonged to your parents or grandparents. Thing is, why would you want to have it valued in the first place?

     

     

    Unwanted spam and hackers

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 22/02/2020
    Unwanted spam and hackers

     

    Dear Members, there have recently been having  a series of spam enquiries and emails sent to various sellers. 

     

    Ernst Beyeler Feb 16, 2020

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 18/02/2020
    Ernst Beyeler Feb 16, 2020

    TRANSFIXED BY GUERNICA. We celebrate Ernst Beyeler (16 July 1921 – 25 February 2010), the great Swiss art dealer and collector. This interview first appeared in La Stampa on June 1st 2005.

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