Valentine’s Day, for many people, is a day for looking toward the future. We declare our love for someone, or propose to our partner, or even send a secret admirer card in the hope of future developments. But, just this once, why don’t we look back in order to look forward? What I mean is, why not give the gift of an antique, to show just how much you love someone!
The Ivory Act is due to come into force in Spring 2022. From this time, it will be illegal to deal in ivory apart from items that meet one of the five narrow and carefully defined exemptions and is registered or has an exemption certificate.
The five exemptions are:
We are developing an awareness campaign on the Ivory Act to help ensure understanding of the ban and to support compliance among commercial dealers of ivory and members of the public.
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?
The pleasure’s in the giving as well as the receiving
An unusual vintage or antique item could be the opener to a question, a business venture, a thank you, or simply a reminder of good times gone by. Taking the time to choose something that’s a one off, and beautifully unique, the pleasure’s going to be in the giving as well as the receiving.
Make sure you take a leisurely look around our online site, and don’t forget that by browsing online for your gifts, you cut out the stress of shopping and fighting your way through the crowds, doubling your chances of finding something unique that catches your eye. That’s got to be better than the harsh lighting of a shopping mall.A Merry Christmas from all of us at www.antiques.co.ukRead more on https://www.antiques.co.uk/blog.cfm www.antiques.co.uktoday #loveart #antiques #art
If you’re one of those people that like to buy gifts which are both original and unique, then a trip down the high street is possibly the worst idea possible. And buying antique doesn’t mean you’re buying some dark wood coffee table that no one will want, or a large, heavy and unattractive lamp that your friends are going to want to hide in the loft. Antiques gifts cover a wide range, and not all of them are purely for aesthetic purposes, some still have a functional use, a unique alternative to today’s made-quickly-out-of-man-made-materials products which won’t stand the test of time.
A MISSION TO OPEN UP AND RENOVATE. Deborah Swallow has been Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art and its Gallerysince 2004. A British educator, museum curator and academic, she previously worked at the University of Cambridge and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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21-25 OCTOBRE 2021
Work by women, much of it featuring women's bodies, has been attracting the attention of buyers at the London fair