Having spent over 35 years in the industry I have come across this part of our daily professional lives on many occasions The main problem is how do we take care of our antiques and fine art pieces once we have them?
The greatest quote I ever heard was from my dedicated shipper, Jo who once said to me, "If you always treat each item like a new born baby you will never go wrong." And she was right.
Each antique and work of fine art you own should be treasured and cared for like a human being. These items breathe, they are effected by heat variations, humidity and light - so how do we really take care of them?
If you are about to collect, firstly think of where will it go in your home and how will you get it there safely. Dedicated, experienced fine art shippers are essential - for many years I have used my trusted partnersAir Sea Packing.
You can search for over 70,000 items of quality on my website today www.antiques.co.uk from specialist dealers from around the world. Whether you live in China or Hong Kong and buy in London or Scotland we have great dealers and private sellers dedicated to this fascinating world of antiques and art.
Currently the fashion is retro and modern but of course fashions change but this is certainly an interesting period for a lot of us as we all probably have something of value in our attics or garages.
A pair of early 20th Century mahogany Gainsborough / library open armchairs, upholstered in green leather with brass stud decoration, having padded arms and shaped arm supports carved with flowers, supported on moulded square legs united with stretchers.
New items from our recently-joined member Bath Antiques. Click here to see more from this seller Bath Antiques
I love this new wacky table by Victoria Harmsworth. Wouldn’t this look great in your Manhattan loft apartment or warehouse flat in the London docklands? Very reasonably priced at £4,200.00. Again, easily shipped and transported and what a conversation piece that would be at your next party.
I suppose many people's greatest fears when buying art concern is its condition and how to transport it. It’s very important to have pictures packed and shipped correctly and transported in proper vehicles and planes.
Unfixed pastels can disappear if travelling in a flat case and get a shock - as all the pastel leaves the paper. So take advice as it's easy and very worthwhile.
New today on our site is this portrait of a gentleman. An unsigned 17th Century oil painting.
Height including frame 56cm
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