Item of The Week - Hollow Stemmed Antique Champagne Glasses C.1885.
Posted December 16th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
With Christmas Day just around the corner, you're probably going through the mandatory check list; the presents are bought (and wrapped if you’re super-efficient!), you’ve invited your guests, the turkey is ordered and the cupboards are stocked with festive food and drinks. So what about setting the scene?
Item of The Week - Rare Black Forest Trumpeter Clock c.1880
Posted December 2nd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
If you research quotes on ‘time’ you will find an abundance of inspirational, thought-provoking quotes from a multitude of people such as, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein, and “We are times subjects and time bids be gone” – William Shakespeare. And then there’s the age old saying, “Time waits for no man”, yes it’s true, our lives revolve around time.
Item of The Week - Art Deco 18ct White Gold 1ct Diamond & Emerald Ring
Posted November 24th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Every lady needs a bit of bling in their life, and with the Festive Season fast approaching, no doubt she will want to stand out from the crowd whether it be at the Office Party, a posh meal out with friends or at a family Dinner Party. This Superb Art Deco 18ct White Gold, 1ct Diamond & Emerald Ring is the perfect accompaniment to complete the look.
The Most Expensive Vinyl Records In The World
Posted November 17th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques
Have you ever wondered what the most expensive vinyl records in the world are? In case you are curious, we’ve compiled a list of the twenty most valuable records and how much they are worth. We partnered with an expert to bring you this list as well as a set of guidelines for prospective vinyl investors.
Item of the Week - A Victorian Mahogany Extending Wind Out Table
Posted November 17th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
So who have you got coming for Christmas dinner this year? Mum, Dad, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Grandma & Grandad? So you’re going to need a big table then! Look no further! This weeks’ Item of the week is this Antique Victorian Mahogany Extending Wind Out Table. With not one, not two, but three extending leaves therefore offering fantastic versatility.
Item of the Week - Arts & Craft Oak Dressing Table c.1890
Posted November 3rd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
With Christmas around the corner, almost every weekend between now and the 25th December is likely to be booked up with shopping trips, gatherings with friends and family, and most importantly Christmas parties, so this weeks’ Item of the Week is a must to help ensure that you step out in style this festive season.
Item of the Week - Quality Mahogany Antique Edwardian Cake Stand
Posted October 27th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
With the incredibly popular television cookery series ‘The Great British Bake Off’ drawing to a close this week, it seemed only fitting that we choose a cake stand for this weeks’ ‘Item of the Week’. This cake stand has so much to offer. It would certainly be the perfect place to display your tasty treats on, and lots of them, with 5 Inlaid tiers to use there is an abundance of space.
Item of the Week - Large Pair of Brass & Black Lacquer Corinthain Column Lamps
Posted October 20th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
There is something quite captivating about the transition from Summer to Autumn, when we notice the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping. As we wave goodbye to the long summer nights we welcome the cosy evenings and the comforts of home, so for this weeks 'Item of The Week' we've chosen these sumptuous Brass & Black Lacquer Corinthain Column Lamps, which are certain to bring serenity and tranquility to your home.
Item of the Week - A Good Welsh Victorian Pitch Pine Variable Church Bench
Posted October 13th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
The beauty of Antiques is that they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and condition. When buying an antique, you are buying a piece of history, it is then up to you what you do with it; do you keep it in its original condition and admire its historical form, or do you restore it to its former glory and prolong its life span for another hundred years or so?
Item of the Week - 19th Century Mahogany Cylinder Bureau Bookcase
Posted October 6th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Antique Bureaus were regarded as an imperative piece of furniture in the years before modern technology, as one of the only means of communication was to write a letter. In order to be able to do this, you needed a sturdy & reliable writing surface on which to draft one.
Iconic Furniture Valuations
Posted October 3rd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Have you ever wondered how much the Iron Throne is worth? Well we have the answer!
Here at LoveAntiques.com we have liaised with a furniture expert to compile a list of valuations for famous pieces of furniture. Such pieces include Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne, Men In Black’s ‘Egg’ chair and Joey and Chandler’s Barca loungers from Friends.
Item of the Week - Antique Pine Hall Stand
Posted September 29th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Picture the scene, it's a cold winters day, it's been raining outside and you've just got home. You have shopping bags in one hand, keys in the other, your coat is wet, you're wind swept, your hat, which was once perched nicely on your head, is now under your arm and your umbrella is stuffed under the other arm; don't you often wish you had somewhere where you could place all of these items neatly, instead of them ending up on the floor, or draped over various items of furniture?
Item of the Week - Solid Silver Epergne c.1924
Posted September 22nd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
When it comes to brightening up your home, nothing does so better than a pretty floral display, but instead of opting for the more conventional vase to showcase your favourite fresh flowers, why not consider an Epergne?
Item of the Week - Superb Country Oak Carved Coffer c.1690
Posted September 15th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Storage, you can never have enough of it! Even with all the cupboard and drawer space in the world, it never feels like it’s enough. So what better piece of furniture to help out with your storage solutions than an Antique Coffer or as they are perhaps more commonly known as nowadays, Antique chests.
Item of the Week - Antique Kazak Runner c.1900
Posted September 8th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
There's nothing quite like the feel of a soft rug underneath your bare feet, and with the Winter months just around the corner, it's time to start putting in to place those little touches which will help in the transition to making your home feel warm and cosy again. For this weeks' 'Item of the week', we have chosen this Kazak Runner. With it's vibrant colours and eye catching geometric design, we think it would make a welcome addition to your home.
Item of the Week - Rare Set of 4 Mahogany Georgian Dining Chairs
Posted September 1st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
There is a high probability that you are sitting down to read this, and that's because according to research we sit down for approximately 25% of the day. Thank goodness for chairs I say! It's fair to say that chairs are available in a tremendous assortment of shapes, sizes and designs and there really is one to suit every interior. It's a certainty that if you look around your home you will be sure to find a chair in almost every room - just as well really with all that sitting down we do!
Buyers Guide - Chest of Drawers
Posted August 31st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design
When purchasing Antique furniture it is often an investment for a lifetime, especially when it comes to an item as durable and solid as an antique Chest of Drawers. If you're unsure of what to consider when buying a Chest of Drawers, our Buyers guide should help
Item of the Week - Royal Crown Derby Heart Shape Ring Box c.1909
Posted August 25th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
It goes without saying that we humans have long been fascinated by the art of collecting; a tradition which dates back centuries. I’m sure that the majority of people reading this can say that they have, at some point, collected something, whether it be books, films, stamps, shoes or even small toys found in cereal packets! Whatever it is, collectibles come in a variety of forms.
Item of the Week - Pair of Mahogany Bedside Chests of Drawers
Posted August 10th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
When decorating or designing a bedroom we very often select key pieces of furniture to give it that warm,comfortable and familiar feel that we generally associate with a bedroom, such as, a bed, a wardrobe, a dressing table perhaps, and more often or not, one or two very understated but very important items; Bedside Chests of Drawers. For our Item of The Week we bring you this exquisite pair of Victorian bedside chests of drawers.
Item of the Week - Scottish Mahogany Side / Work Table
Posted July 26th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Tables have long been one of the most popular items of furniture to have in and around the home and with such a variety to choose from they can serve a range of purposes, be it simply for decoration or for more practical uses such as to dine from or to write upon.
Item of the Week - Oil on Board - Joseph Witham
Posted July 19th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
What is Art? An expression of creativity, a vision, a product intended to entice a range of human emotions or perhaps even a glimpse into the mind of the Artist? Whatever your interpretation, one thing is for sure; Art can create heart and soul wherever or however it takes its’ form. With its incredible versatility, it can be as understated or as bold as you want it to be.
Item of the Week - Large Antique Pine Double Wardrobe with Columns
Posted July 7th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Whilst their intended functionality has barely wavered since the earliest Wardrobes were made, the same can’t be said for their style & appearance. Be it a Classic Georgian, an Intricate Victorian or a streamlined Art Deco piece, wardrobes come in an abundance of styles so there is one to suit every abode.
The Most Valuable Video Games In The World
Posted July 6th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques
To coincide with our ‘Tomorrow’s Antiques’ campaign and following on from our recent valuations of the most valuable VHS’ on the market, we have compiled a catalogue of the most valuable antech video games in the world. Along with the lists, our expert has set out guidelines on what to look out for if you are interested in investing in video game media.
Item of The Week - Signed Loetz Glass Vase
Posted June 27th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Bring a touch of opulence to your home with this eye catching Loetz glass vase. Dating between the late 19th & early 20th Centuries, it displays the typical iridescent colours often associated with Loetz glass.
Incorporating Georgian Furniture in the Modern Home
Posted June 22nd, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design
A large amount of our day-to-day experiences are played out in our interior spaces, our homes can largely affect how we feel, if a room is cluttered it is often harder to relax and unwind. As summer is here many of us have begun to clean away the remnants of winter and the inevitable hibernation that accompanies it and think about redecorating. With this in mind we have taken a look at how you can incorporate Georgian furniture into your modern home.
Item of The Week - Victorian Oak Bookcase c.1880
Posted June 20th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
It was after the advent of the printing press that books became mass-produced and more commonplace within the home, initially they were stored in chests or cupboards, the bookcase evolved from the cupboard. Reading has been a past time for hundreds of years, the joy of enjoying a book has transcended through the centuries
Item of The Week - Victorian Leather Armchair c.1860
Posted June 13th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
This beautiful Victorian leather armchair is an ideal statement piece. It has been refurbished to a high standard. Rebuilt and re-stuffed then upholstered in an exquisite Italian leather hide. The Victorian armchair still features its original castors; the date of manufacture was during the 1860’s.
Father’s Day Gift Guide
Posted June 8th, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway, LoveAntiques and filed under Special Occasions
Today Father’s Day is a day to honour and celebrate Dads the world over, however this tradition is still relatively new; the tradition of Father’s Day only began in 1910. Originating in the United States in Spokane, Washington, a lady by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd decided that it was not only Mothers who should have a day dedicated to them. Dodd’s father was a Civil War veteran and had raised her and five other children single-handedly after her mother had died in childbirth.
Item of The Week - Antique Swiss Pocket Watch
Posted June 6th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
This item of the week would make an ideal Father’s Day gift and for a mere £65 it is a very reasonable present to show Dad just how much you care. An attractive mid 20th C gold plated Antique pocket watch, with an attractive leather albert strap it is simple and stylish.
Item of the Week - Longcase 18th Century Oak Clock
Posted May 31st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
An attractive Longcase Clock made by Bothamley of Boston, who were well known clock makers in the Lincolnshire area during the 18th C. The clock was made in 1790 and is made from oak. The longcase clock is generally in very acceptable condition, it has undertaken a number of repairs in the past but is in very good working order.
Item of the Week - Antique Tan Leather Suitcases
Posted May 23rd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
This beautiful pair of tan leather suitcases are the perfect set of luggage for those seeking to travel in style, the antique Victorian suitcases come in two sizes, medium and large. The date of manufacture isn’t specified exactly, but it has been clarified that they are Victorian.
French Garden Antiques
Posted May 23rd, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design
Getting your garden summer ready need not be a daunting task; you can create a stylish space with little time and minimal effort. Alongside French garden antiques there are a number of rules to adhere to when creating a French feel in your exterior area.
Item of the Week - Art Nouveau Necklace Pendant
Posted May 19th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
In terms of jewellery, necklaces are thought to be the oldest piece of jewellery, originally made from rocks and shells they have evolved over time to become exquisitely decorative pieces of body art. Antique necklaces can instantly elevate an outfit or can simply be a statement in its own right, adding personality and flair to an otherwise ordinary wardrobe.
Item of the week - Large Florentine Beaded Chandelier c.1920
Posted May 11th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Chandeliers convey opulence and luxury and none does it better than this large Florentine beaded chandelier made in 1920. The chandelier is sure to make a statement in a room with its large gilt chandelier and abundance of octagonal buttons, French slabs and large pear drops.
Introducing Art Deco into your Interior
Posted May 4th, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design
The Art Deco movement emerged in France after World War I, it was a move away from the hardship endured during this time and was known as the roaring 1920’s; a time of glamour, jazz, frivolities, fashion and luxury.
Item Of The Week - Edwardian Rosewood Desk
Posted April 21st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
This antique Edwardian rosewood desk would fit perfectly in an elegant office. It is ideal for a lady who writes as a hobby or even professionally, being both functional and attractive. The Antique Writing Desk has fantastic inlaid detailing and stringing and is in the popular Sheraton revival style.
The most valuable VHS’ in the world
Posted March 21st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques
LoveAntiques.com has commissioned a VHS expert to compile a list of the most expensive VHS’ in the world. Along with the list, our expert has offered some helpful tips to prospectus VHS investors, on what to look out for when buying a VHS as a collectible or investment.
Valentine's Treasure Hunt Winners!
Posted March 17th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Last month, for Valentine’s Day, LoveAntiques.com created an amazingly fun treasure hunt. The treasure was hidden at a location in London, and LoveAntiques.com’s faithful customers were challenged to complete clues and race to win the £1,000 antique engagement ring. Today, we announce the winners...
Item of the week - Small Queen Anne Style Bureau
Posted March 15th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Before the 17th C very few of the population were literate, however after the 17th C this changed and desks and bureaus became increasingly popular as time progressed. The bureau desk began in France and the design of it significantly developed during the William and Mary period.
Item of the Week - Victorian Fire Dogs Table Lamps
Posted March 8th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
Sold by Molly and Maud’s Place are this pair of perfect matching lamps, these unusual pieces have actually been converted from original Victorian iron dogs and are a solid, substantial piece to add to your side tables. The elegant, simplistic shades highlight the unique and unusual lamp stands and would look striking set on side tables either side of the bed or a sofa, mimicking the symmetry of the furniture.
How to incorporate Victorian Antiques in the Modern Home
Posted February 24th, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design
How can you integrate modern Victorian interior design into your home? How is it possible to incorporate the charm of Victorian style into your modern home without appearing too fussy? We've taken a look at a number of achievable ways to bring Victorian style into your modern interior.
Item of the Week - Victorian Brass and Iron Bed
Posted February 15th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
On trend for 2016 is this Victorian Brass and Iron bed, the dark metal theme is set to be in high demand in terms of interior design this coming year. Made in 1860 this Victorian bed frame is the perfect example of an on trend antique addition to your home.
Will you be my Valentine?
Posted February 11th, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Special Occasions
Romantic and unique these gifts are the perfect way to celebrate your love this year. As Nicholas Sparks once wrote "romance is thinking of your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else", what better way to show them that than with a keepsake of the love you share.
Engagement Ring Treasure Hunt
Posted February 2nd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Trasure Hunt - Race around London’s romantic statues to win an
antique engagement ring worth £1000.
The Valentine’s Day themed treasure hunt will take place around ten of London’s most romantic statues on Saturday the 6th of February.
Proposing this Valentine's Day?
Posted January 28th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic day of the year and it’s just around the corner. Find the best kept secrets behind choosing the dream ring and start planning for the perfect day that neither of you will forget. Here's a guide to the perfect proposal...
Item of the Week - Superb Burr Walnut Sideboard c.1905
Posted January 13th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
This beautiful sideboard makes our Item of the Week, this week. It was made at the beginning of the 20th C and features three cupboards, as well as three drawers underneath. The sideboard has finely carved decorations and attractive brass handles.
Item of the Week - Madonna and Child Sculpture
Posted January 4th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
This striking carved figure of Madonna and Child is an exceptionally rare find. The figure was carved between 1740 and 1750, in Liege, Belgian. The figure stands at 4ft, this special piece would make a welcome, attractive figure in the home. It is unusual to find a piece of this age and height and in such fantastic condition.
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