Yearly Archives: 2015

A Christmas Gift Guide, for the man who has everything

A Christmas Gift Guide, for the man who has everything

Posted December 18th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Special Occasions

With Christmas just around the corner, and many people still looking for gift inspiration for the men in their lives, LoveAntiques.com has put together a selection of the finest, unique and special antique Christmas presents available, this year.

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

Posted December 14th, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Special Occasions

The act of giving is like no other, a warm glow is emitted when we give gifts, when our loved ones are pleased the look of gratitude on their face invokes happiness in us; it is contagious. And what better way to celebrate Christmas this year than giving your loved ones unique presents? Presents from different periods, of times gone by, they tell a story in themselves; the romance of recycling a piece of history is sure to make it a gift they’ll never forget.

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Item of the Week - A Pair of Mahogany Mirrors

Item of the Week - A Pair of Mahogany Mirrors

Posted December 11th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design, Item of the Week

These 19th Century antique toilet mirrors are a rare find, made circa 1895 they are a wonderful addition to the home. The beautiful pair of mirrors are usually placed in a bathroom or on a dresser and are simply perfect as a gift for a couple. These mirrors are made from durable mahogany wood, a solid material that will withstand the test of time.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reimagined as historic famous faces

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reimagined as historic famous faces

Posted December 7th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

Heading towards Christmas and for a bit of fun, we at LoveAntiques.com have had classically-trained artists recreate iconic portraits from history but with a modern day twist. We wanted to take the most recognisable faces from the past and give them a 21st century update using their modern day equals, fusing the past and the present in beautifully created masterpieces.

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Item of the Week - Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Item of the Week - Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Posted December 2nd, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week, Special Occasions

These vintage pearl and diamond earrings are the ideal Christmas gift for that special someone this Christmas, manufactured in the 1950’s their timeless style has endured. The earrings would be the perfect addition to a classic outfit during the social gatherings and parties that take place at this time of the year.

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Item of the Week - Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers c.1890

Item of the Week - Burr Walnut Chest of Drawers c.1890

Posted November 17th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

A delightful item this is an example of beautiful craftsmanship, the burr walnut chest of drawers is in exemplary condition and is a perfect example of fine antique furniture. The chest of drawers has five draws in total, with two short drawers over three long drawers, providing ample storage space within the home, whether it be for clothes or other household items.

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Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Posted November 4th, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

Shorter days, darker nights and cold weeks approach us with winter looming, it is the time of year when we all move inside and our creature comforts are more important than ever. Snuggled up on the sofa in front of the fire, we truly enjoy our living spaces and what better way to celebrate this than with some welcome winter antique accessories for the home.

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The Season to be Inspired by Gothic

The Season to be Inspired by Gothic

Posted October 23rd, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

Halloween is upon us next week and is the inspiration for our interior design theme this week, however this does not mean it has to be haunting. Gothic interior design often conjures up images of black, dark, cluttered rooms; spooky and depressive yet the gothic style is far from this when it is implemented in the homes interior properly, it then evokes grandeur and drama.

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Item of the Week - A Beautiful Art Deco Three Row Diamond Ring (C.1920)

Item of the Week - A Beautiful Art Deco Three Row Diamond Ring (C.1920)

Posted October 20th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

As the winter approaches so does the endless invites to Christmas parties, after work drinks and festive events, outfits demand glamour and impact. What better way to begin the party season than to add a statement piece of jewellery to your wardrobe? This beautiful 1920’s Art Deco ring is the perfect addition...

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Autumnal Inspiration - Interior Design

Autumnal Inspiration - Interior Design

Posted October 13th, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

The transition from summer to winter is well upon us, the long, light nights evaporated and the shorter days, colder months and bleaker weather has ignited our desire to hibernate. It is a time when we move inside, the home becomes paramount as we seek comfort in our living space.

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Item of the Week - George II Military Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Item of the Week - George II Military Style Mahogany Chest of Drawers

Posted October 6th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

The LoveAntiques.com item of the week is a regular weekly posting from our resident Interior Design Blogger, Lizzie Greenway. This week she's chosen a stunning Georgian Chest of Drawers.

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The History of Interior Design

The History of Interior Design

Posted October 2nd, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

The interior design is central to your day-to-day living, with a large amount of time spent indoors, where does the art of interior design come from? Where did it all begin and where did it originate?

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Item Of The Week - Antique Suffragette Pendant c.1910

Item Of The Week - Antique Suffragette Pendant c.1910

Posted September 16th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

The LoveAntiques.com Item Of The Week is a regular weekly posting from our resident Interior Design Blogger, Lizzie Greenway. Keep up to date with the best stock available on LoveAntiques.com with these weekly posts.

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A Flirtation with the Forties

A Flirtation with the Forties

Posted September 2nd, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

There are many periods of history to draw inspiration from when decorating your home, from the Victorian’s to vintage. For an elegant, vintage look try emulating a touch of 1940’s in the home, based on the glamour of post World War II.

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Item Of The Week - Antique Galle Enamel Scent Bottle

Item Of The Week - Antique Galle Enamel Scent Bottle

Posted August 28th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

This beautiful Emile Galle glass perfume bottle is a typical example of the delightful scent holders that were created in France in the late 1800’s.

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The Persuasion of Antique Perfume Bottles

The Persuasion of Antique Perfume Bottles

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway

Robert Ricci, from The House of Nina Ricci once said, “A perfume is a work of art, and the object that contains it must be a masterpiece;” Antique and vintage scent holders are perfect for doing just that. These beautiful vessels that house the liquid scent come in a variety of differing ages, styles and condition.

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Where to find the best antiques for your interior design

Where to find the best antiques for your interior design

Posted August 14th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Antique Fairs, Interior Design

If you are interested in creating your own traditional interior full of antiques then it’s important that you know where to find the best items.

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Jewellery Through The Ages 1714 - 1935

Jewellery Through The Ages 1714 - 1935

Posted August 7th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under LoveAntiques University

When you stop to take a look at how jewellery has changed through the ages, we see a number of standout periods, those being the Georgian, Victoria, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. It was the years between 1714 and 1935 which saw the main trends emerge, primarily due to the fact that jewellery became more…

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Who and what to watch out for at Newark Antiques Fair

Who and what to watch out for at Newark Antiques Fair

Posted July 23rd, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Antique Fairs

A highlight of the International Antiques & Collectors Fair calendar is an event which takes place six times a year in Newark. And with the latest instalment of this pivotal event taking place in August, it’s time to see what you need to look out for while attending. Who will be at the fair?…

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Our guide and history of Newark

Our guide and history of Newark

Posted July 6th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Antique Fairs, LoveAntiques University

At Love Antiques, we are eager to help individuals buy and sell antiques and get the interiors they dream of. Newark Antiques Fair is one of the most famous antiques events, taking place at an enormous 84-acre site with as many as 2,500 stands attracting visitors from around the world. To help get you…

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What to bring to an antiques fair

What to bring to an antiques fair

Posted July 3rd, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Antique Fairs, LoveAntiques University

Antique fairs are pivotal events for buyers and sellers interested in antique and vintage items. Just two years ago, this pivotal global market had accumulated £39.7 billion in total sales and was up 8% year-on-year – highlighting the growing popularity it shares throughout the world. As a result, there are numerous antique fairs found…

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Silver Hallmarks Explained

Silver Hallmarks Explained

Posted July 2nd, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under LoveAntiques University

LoveAntiques.com has designed an infographic to make understanding the heritage of antique silver items easier, and to explain silver hallmarks to the general public. Understanding what the tiny symbols engraved on your family heirlooms or your best jewellery can be confusing for most people. With LoveAntiques.com new infographic the general public can finally understand…

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Classic Cocktails

Classic Cocktails

Posted June 30th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

We trawled 40 of London’s finest cocktail bars to report on the very latest news and views from the world of the mixologist. Yes, it’s been tough work, but someone has to do it.

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The Classic Cocktail in London Bars in 2015

The Classic Cocktail in London Bars in 2015

Posted June 15th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

It is often said that fashion comes full circle with the delights and trends of past decades returning for another bout in the spotlight. This applies to cultural habits as much as it does to clothing – and the resurgence of classic cocktails is the perfect example. Read our Classic Cocktails whitepaper now or…

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God save our Royal bling, long live our Royal bling

God save our Royal bling, long live our Royal bling

Posted May 28th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

A rummage through the jewellery boxes of Britain’s Royal Family… ^This figure is more than Tesco and Marks & Spencer combined… It’s believed that the jewels alone are worth around £5 billion. The Cullinan Diamond, which was presented to Edward VII in 1907, is the largest ever mined. The King entrusted the splitting of the 10cm-long…

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Classic cocktails’ classiest quaffers

Classic cocktails’ classiest quaffers

Posted May 20th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

If you’re an avid cocktail lover then you will understand the importance of a good old classic. Take a look at our classic cocktail map to find out where the finest classic cocktail bars are located throughout the UK, we are talking quirky bars with a vintage style venue. After all, we order a…

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Have a treasure hunt at home

Have a treasure hunt at home

Posted April 29th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

Develop your eye for valuable collectibles and your house will become a hunting ground for antiques Once upon a time (2005, to be precise), Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald hit the big time by bartering his way, item by item, from a single red paperclip to a two-storey farmhouse. The moral of the story…

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Antiques vs Modern Furniture - which is better for the environment?

Antiques vs Modern Furniture - which is better for the environment?

Posted April 15th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design, LoveAntiques University

When we want furniture for our homes, we will usually think of buying new items. But did you know that antiques are a better buy? Not only are antiques a great investment, they’re built to last, beautiful, and they’re more environmentally-friendly to buy than their modern day equivalent too! Antique Furniture is Greener…

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Decent and indecent proposals

Decent and indecent proposals

Posted March 20th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

You want your marriage proposal to be one of the most romantic, memorable moments of your life. So seek inspiration from those who’ve been there before – and learn how NOT to do it too… Most importantly, before you set the scene for your proposal, make sure you have a suitable engagement ring chosen…

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An all-men-need-to-know guide to engagement rings

An all-men-need-to-know guide to engagement rings

Posted March 19th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University

So you’ve decided who you want to spend the rest of your life with? Congratulations – that’s the easy bit. Now, you have to buy a ring. Bear in mind that she’s probably been dreaming about her perfect ring since the age of six. She’ll have doodled sketches, ripped out pages from glossy magazines,…

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Great Art, A Great Investment

Great Art, A Great Investment

Posted March 19th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

Art at all levels can be a fabulous investment. Whether you are buying a Georges Braque that we are currently working on or an attractive oil painting for a couple of hundred pounds whilst browsing through the pages online of LoveAntiques. Always the best thing about art is you have bought it to enjoy and…

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Good News For Antiques Lovers - John Isaac

Good News For Antiques Lovers - John Isaac

Posted March 12th, 2015 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Interior Design Consultant, John Isaac, explodes the myth that antiques have no place in the modern home. Over the past year, I have written a series of articles about the design and decoration of rooms in the modern home, and how a few carefully chosen antique pieces can introduce character and individuality. This has been…

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How do we know what we know?

How do we know what we know?

Posted February 26th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University

I thought it would make sense to actually tell you how we fill our day to give you an insight into our work with rather small snap shots of individual cases, soon we will be able to update you with the Henry VII painting we are working on, it’s taking time and we may have…

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The technical age, making buying art and antiques safer?

The technical age, making buying art and antiques safer?

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University

When I started in the art world coming on 30 years ago it was a nefarious business, more lovejoy than antiques roadshow that’s for sure. Now we have a world full of technology that has changed the business forever in the form of the Internet and technical testing, so have these two massive advances helped our industry to…

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Tips for buying high quality antiques and art by Curtis Dowling

Tips for buying high quality antiques and art by Curtis Dowling

Posted January 13th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University

Everyone’s main worry when buying art and high quality antique is the big question, is it real?… And what have you missed in the past year that could be worth a fortune? Many of our clients have including the biggest and most prestigious private buyers in the world, we have found all our customers a…

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