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    One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 05/04/2018
    One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

    It’s that time of year, when the weather begins to warm up and people begin to hold yard and garage sales. These are the point at which most antiques enter the market. But unlike the 1960s when the garage sale phenomenon began, today’s sellers know the relative value of what they’re selling, so items aren’t necessarily cheap anymore.        


    Aurelie Bidermann

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 27/03/2018
    Aurelie Bidermann

    French jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann is renowned for her exquisite craftsmanship. Trained in gemology and with a Masters in art history, her eponymous fashion and fine collections are bohemian and draw on nature – think shells, leaves and animals.


    Sadly yet another spam please read the below

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 27/03/2018
    Sadly yet another spam please read the below

    This time the spammer is pretendng to be an employer of an English antiques shop so they are getting more clever so pelase beware. The obvious signs are when they ask for your bank details DON'T. If in doubut email us or call us on 07557400728 


    Spam

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 15/03/2018
    Spam

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    Be careful when you give out your bank deails etc check them out first or ask us and we will do that for you. Not everyone is honest in this world 


    Anthony d'Offay

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 14/03/2018
    Anthony d'Offay

    The interview with the distinguished art dealer and philanthropist Anthony d’Offay takes place in his elegant first floor office on London’s Dering Street, an historic wood-panelled room where he works with his young assistant. Downstairs is Postcard Teas, a shop selling exquisite rare varieties of teas, which is run by Anthony’s son Timothy and his Japanese wife Asako. At Anthony’s request a pot of delicious caffeine free Chinese tea is bought up for us to drink during the interview.


    Why not try us for free today?

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 18/02/2018
    Why not try us for free today?

    Try us for free today


    Valentines Day

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 03/02/2018
    Valentines Day

    Valentines day and  the dilemma of what to give this year to that someone special, the one you love


    ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES?—THAT IS THE QUESTION

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 25/01/2018
    A cup without a handle but with two saucers, a salt crock to hang on a kitchen wall, a cream pitcher in the form of a cow with luster spots over its white pottery body, an amber bottle shaped like a fish, a satiny rose bowl whose glowing color belies its roundness—all these were useful and probably treasured possessions in homes 85 to 150 years ago. Today, people raise their eyebrows if someone serves tea in a cup without a handle. The salt crock would be considered downright unsanitary. Their value lies in their being antiques. As such, they’re as genuine as the brass lantern with beveled glass sides that hangs in the hall of the Governor's Palace, restored to its 18th-century splendor, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

    Clockmaking, a British legend

    Posted by Iain Brunt and Georgian Antiques of Edinburgh on 07/01/2018
    Clockmaking, a British legend

    Clockmaking a Bristish legacy and more.
    From the 15th century onwards public clocks had been erected in the squares and local spaces of larger towns around Scotland, from Peebles to Dundee. The mechanisms of these early clocks were produced overseas, and it wasn’t until the late 15th century to early 16th century that British clockmakers became competent in making and repairing clocks. As the practice developed, an area in Edinburgh was dedicated to their trade, Clock Maker’s Land in the West Bow, which most notably housed the workshop and residence of the watchmaker and horologist Paul Roumieu, 1677-94. His craftsmanship has been recorded in documents of the time, praising the quality of his movements and pieces.


    GLASS ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST ADD SPARKLE TO A CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 12/12/2017
    GLASS ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST ADD SPARKLE TO A CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    GLASS ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST ADD SPARKLE TO A CHRISTMAS PRESENT


    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.