Here at Antiques.co.uk we're very excited about the launch of National Antiques Week! This week will promote the antiques trade to the public, demonstrate how green antiques are and the excellent value for money antiques represent when compared to similar high street purchases.
To help celebrate the fact that this heritage industry contributes over £2.4billion a year to the UK economy there's a free to enter competition! There's been an overwhelming response so far with over 300 competition entries a day being received. To make sure you're in with a chance to win the elegant antique mantel clock worth £450 or a selection of Millers' books worth over £200, send your name and address on a postcard to:
ANTIQUES NEWS AND FAIRS, PO Box 3369, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 9DU
Closer to home, Antiques.co.uk has undergone a huge under-the-hood change this month, now sitting on brand spanking new servers and with a completely overhauled search engine that should make it even easier than before to find that perfect antique! Give it a try!
If you haven't yet signed up with us, for the next few weeks, all new members signing up for a 3-month seller's account will have their account doubled to 6 months duration, an effective saving of half price! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or click here.
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Regent Antiques has been trading in London for nearly three decades. They are one of the UK’s leading dealers of antique and antique reproduction furniture and their superb website gives the public access to its extensive inventory at trade prices.
If you crave the charm and elegance of the Old World in your home, look no further than Regent Antiques of London for your inspiration. Whether your taste is English or Continental, ornate or minimalist, they have something for you.
The site displays items from a wide range of categories. Superb photography highlights every detail of the piece and easily allows one to imagine its impact in their home. From the traditional old English designs of the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian Eras to the unparalleled opulence of the court of Louis XV and the French Empire, there is something for everyone. Purists and niche collectors will take heart in the wide range of antique items available at trade prices while others will prefer the extensive antique reproduction offers that allow one to own a piece that could only otherwise be found in a museum or royal palace.
But this website offers more than traditional furniture items. With fine porcelain, glassware, silver and silver plate wares, bronzes, fine paintings, and a wide range of other unique decorative pieces such as mirrored furniture, you could easily redecorate your entire home from this site alone.
This month Regent Antiques offers an opportunity to own a stunning antique Victorian rosewood chaise lounge, circa 1860. The chaise lounge is made from hand-carved solid rosewood. It has been recently reupholstered and is in excellent condition and ready to grace a special room in your home.
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WALTER RAES: from the land of Magritte, Horta, Dries van Noten & Martin Margiela
Walter Raes, the Belgium-born London-based artist, has been creating DESIGN ART from household & industrial materials for several years.
In short, he takes the disposable remnants of our everyday lives & creates brilliant pieces which are explorations in form & function.
His pieces of DESIGN ART are witty physical manifestations of his views on the wastefulness of our present day society: ironing boards, Tetra packaging, plastic ring holders for Coke cans, shoe trees, large cola bottles & coat hangers.
LIMITED EDITION, DIGITAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, ARCHIVAL INK PRINTS ON ACID FREE PAPER
This image is £900 framed and £700 unframed.
RODNEY LOVE Born: Dartmouth, England, 8th November 1944
After graduating, with a double first in fine art and art history from Leicester College of Art in 1967 Rodney Love embarked on a lifetime’s journey. This ongoing adventure, travelling and living in exotic countries including Morocco, Algeria, Portugal, and India, to name but a few, continued to Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2002 from where he has just returned after seven and a half years.
Rodney’s work is very varied, ranging from highly detailed, dramatic, coloured pencil drawings of flowers to photographic architectural studies on to the recent collection of totally abstract photographic images inspired by his travels in New Zealand.
In this recent photographic work the source of inspiration becomes something totally new under Rodney’s fertile imagination. He delights in ambiguity. Images which hint at the familiar challenge the boundaries of our experience. He seeks to take us beyond the every day-ness of things. A photograph of a flax leaf becomes a jewel like disc embellished with tortoise shell, a picture taken from a concrete water tank becomes a mysterious angel like figure, an old corrugated door becomes a tantric symbol of meditation and so on.