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    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. 


    Luggage and travel

    Posted by Editor on 15/02/2017
    Luggage and travel

    Time to book your next trip,maybe for half term, its mountains and snow for us but wherever you go enjoy the break.


    April Newsletter

    Posted by Gill Jones on 14/02/2017
    April Newsletter

    As we career headfirst into April we’ve already celebrated equinox, or perhaps it’s passed you by without you even knowing it was here. It’s significant for the arrival of spring and the soon-to-be-oh-so-welcome summer.

    Of course, the equinox is when the plane of the earth’s equator passes through the very centre of the sun. This happens twice a year, once in March and the second in September. So no, it’s perhaps not quite an official signifier of spring after all, but in March it certainly feels like it.


    Easter

    Posted by Gill Jones on 14/02/2017
    Easter

    Get away from the chocolate Easter egg obsession

    Of course, if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, perhaps a markedly more ostentatious display of affection, you could try looking on www.antiques.co.uk. I go on there sometimes just to see what will come up if I key in certain words. For instance, today I keyed in “spring,” and I got a Victorian Marquetry Inlaid Circular Breakfast Table, an Imperial Jade and Diamond ring and leather Victorian Rocking Chair, amongst other things. When I keyed in ‘Easter,’ I got just the one item, an Easter island head carved in malachite stone. Whatever takes your fancy, that’s what I say.


    Fabergé Eggs

    Posted by Gill Jones on 14/02/2017
    Fabergé Eggs

    Once upon a time in Russia (and I’ve always wanted to say that), there was a jeweller/artist/goldsmith working for the Russian Imperial Court. He would go on to create the world-famous Faberge egg, named after himself of course. Yes, Faberge eggs are for the rich. All his eggs were and still are decorated with the finest jewels and the most precious objects imaginable. They are symbolic of a dynastic and passionate world for which there is no equivalent today. They embody the world from which they came.

    Faberge himself was born in the middle of the 19th century and travelled the world before settling down to a goldsmith course in France, England and Germany. He learnt his craft well, and his exquisite eggs were representative of his talent and dedication to even the minutest of details.