Yearly Archives: 2014

What lies beneath? The mystery of the Henry VII painting...

What lies beneath? The mystery of the Henry VII painting...

Posted December 26th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University

The mystery of the Henry VII painting that has been a possible sleeper for centuries. When a painting comes up that is possibly an overlooked lost master that always gets me excited. This portrait could just be one of those. Is it a work by HANS HOLBEIN THE ELDER? Is it part of the Whitehall Palace…

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Curtis Dowling's top tips for spotting a genuine antique

Curtis Dowling's top tips for spotting a genuine antique

Posted December 16th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University

Hello all. I’m Curtis Dowling, best known for all the British daytime antiques shows I used to do like Cash in the attic, put your money where your mouth is and Beat the Bank but more recently my TV has taken me to the USA to film my own TV show in Los Angeles, Treasure…

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Antique Mirror Mirror, On The Wall - John Isaac

Antique Mirror Mirror, On The Wall - John Isaac

Posted October 24th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Of all household artefacts, the mirror, or the Looking Glass, as it is still referred to in aristocratic circles, is one of the most ancient. Uniquely, it combines total practicality with elements of mysticism and primitive superstition. You may recall from my previous articles that I favour using pictures, lamps, wall lights, cabinets and other…

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LoveAntiques' MD Runs The Chicago Marathon

LoveAntiques' MD Runs The Chicago Marathon

Posted October 17th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions

Here at LoveAntiques.com we’re very keen to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the work place – we’ve got a fruit bowl in the office with all the fruit you could desire and we encourage staff to cycle to work to keep fit. But on the 15th October 2014 our MD Will Thomas took our…

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BBC Two's Collectaholics Returns

BBC Two's Collectaholics Returns

Posted October 6th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

We’re very excited to hear the news that one of our favourite shows on TV, BBC 2′s Collectaholics will return for a second series soon. The show, presented by antique expert Mark Hill and Mel Giedroyc, will be sure to provide another fascinating insight into the lives of serious collectors from all over Great…

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The National Antiques Fantasy Football League 2014/15

The National Antiques Fantasy Football League 2014/15

Posted August 11th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

LoveAntiques.com has launched the first ever National Antiques Fantasy Football League in preparation for the new Premier League football season. There are 2 prizes on offer, one for the trade and one for the consumer. Both the prizes are superb, and relate to the antiques theme to keep the focus where it matters – antiques….

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Does size really matter? - John Isacc

Does size really matter? - John Isacc

Posted July 4th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Yes, it certainly does – especially when it comes to furnishing a room. Last month, I wrote scathing comments about the ghastly “3 piece suite” which, in my view, is as much of a passion killer to the style and mood of a room as a large pair of grey knickers on a gorgeous girl. The current taste…

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An A-Z of Forgotten Cocktails

An A-Z of Forgotten Cocktails

Posted May 23rd, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

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Antiques in the Modern Home ~ Occasional chairs - John Isaac

Antiques in the Modern Home ~ Occasional chairs - John Isaac

Posted April 15th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Most newly built homes today seem to feature large kitchen/diners at the expense of space in the sitting room. This problem – if I can call it that – is further compounded by the insane practice of filling a small lounge with a gargantuan 3-piece suite which is simply too large for the room. Many…

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Antiques in the Modern Home - John Isaac

Antiques in the Modern Home - John Isaac

Posted February 13th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Every month, Interior Design Consultant, John Isaac, presents a feature on how to use antiques to furnish and enhance the aesthetic of homes in the twenty-first century. When I started out in my design career forty years ago, the style favoured for classic interiors was English Country House. Period-style rooms, inspired by the likes of…

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