Yearly Archives: 2017

Item of The Week - Daum 'Forest in Winter' Vase c.1910

Item of The Week - Daum 'Forest in Winter' Vase c.1910

Posted December 15th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Deciding on the décor of your home can be a big decision, especially as you have to live with this décor day in, day out. Choosing a theme, a colour and a style can take months to finalise, and choosing the accessories shouldn’t be any less important; it’s these accessories that can help complete the look, so it’s worth investing in some key, statement pieces. For this weeks Item of the week, we have chosen this Daum 'Forest in Winter' Vase c.1910

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The 20 Most Valuable Books of Today

The 20 Most Valuable Books of Today

Posted December 5th, 2017 by LoveAntiques

We have commissioned a book expert to compile a list of the most valuable antique books that exist and could be owned by members of the public. Along with the list, our expert has offered some helpful tips to prospectus book investors, on what to look out for when buying a book as a collectable or investment.

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Item of The Week - Chinese Elm Low Table c.1880

Item of The Week - Chinese Elm Low Table c.1880

Posted November 30th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

The Christmas Season is one of the happiest of Seasons, and is best spent with family & friends, but it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year as you prepare for the big day, and if you happen to be hosting a gathering for loved ones, then stress levels tend to intensify! Is there enough food? Have I bought enough drinks? Do I have the room? There’s just so much to think about. Well if it is space you’re concerned about, why not let us assist you?

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Item of The Week - Art Deco Italian Silver Hand Mirror Compact

Item of The Week - Art Deco Italian Silver Hand Mirror Compact

Posted November 17th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Around about this time every year (or earlier if you’re organised!) we contemplate what to buy our loved ones for Christmas. Do we play it safe with traditional gifts or do we go that extra mile and set out to impress with a unique, slightly more thoughtful gift? Well if you so happen to choose the latter, we may just be able to help.

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Item of The Week - William IV Chaise Lounge

Item of The Week - William IV Chaise Lounge

Posted November 10th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

By all accounts, we spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping; that’s one third of our lives in bed and one third of our lives in our bedroom, so it’s important that your bedroom is a comfortable and tranquil space. And to keep the tranquillity you’ll want to opt for neutral, soft colour schemes & décor. We may just be able to help you create this look.

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Item of The Week - Victorian Carved Oak Banjo Barometer

Item of The Week - Victorian Carved Oak Banjo Barometer

Posted November 3rd, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

The weather is without a doubt one of the most popular topics of conversation and you’ll probably find yourself talking about it or making reference to it almost every day without even realising it. It’s fair to say that us humans have spent an age trying to accurately predict the weather, and even with all the technology available nowadays, we still get it wrong! So why not stick to the good old-fashioned methods?

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Item of The Week - Half Mile Ray Searchlight Floor Lamp

Item of The Week - Half Mile Ray Searchlight Floor Lamp

Posted October 20th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

When it comes to Interior design everyone has their own personal likes and dislikes, and when looking to revamp your home, following trends and giving your home a full overhaul isn’t always a necessity to achieve that refreshed feel. Sometimes, accessorising is all you need to instantaneously transform your home, and this weeks ‘Item of The Week’ will do just that.

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Lost Love?

Lost Love?

Posted October 16th, 2017 by LoveAntiques

We love a good mystery here at LoveAntiques.com, but we’re hoping you can help us with this one! After purchasing an antique chest of drawers at a boot sale in Somerset earlier this year, our founder discovered a letter and diamond ring hidden in a locked drawer....

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Item of The Week - Georgian Sideboard c.1800

Item of The Week - Georgian Sideboard c.1800

Posted October 13th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Storage, storage, storage; you can never have enough Storage (well we certainly can’t!) If you’re anything like us, we are always on the lookout for more space to keep our bits and bobs, but sometimes big cupboard, with lots of doors and drawers can be a little overpowering for your living space, so how a stylish sideboard to blend in with your décor?

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Item of The Week - Royal Doulton Porcelain Figurine - Pamela

Item of The Week - Royal Doulton Porcelain Figurine - Pamela

Posted October 6th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Although Royal Doulton didn’t become ‘Royal’ until 1901, the Doulton brand was founded way back in 1815 on the Banks of the River Thames. Since then, their pottery & ceramics gained vast popularity and are now one of the most desirable and highly collectible products of the ceramic market. And Doulton popularity doesn’t appear to be diminishing anytime soon, with a tremendous number of beautiful pieces still being created today.

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The History of Tea Sets

The History of Tea Sets

Posted October 4th, 2017 by AC Silver and filed under Just For Fun

Throughout the centuries the customs and traditions surrounding the consumption of tea have varied. With this variation we can see the development of what we now know as the tea set. From the very origins of tea, which we can trace back to the Ancient Han Dynasty (206-220BC), the practice of drinking tea has come a long way.

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Item Of The Week - Victorian Armchair c.1880

Item Of The Week - Victorian Armchair c.1880

Posted September 29th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Despite being 100 + years old, antiques don’t have to look old and decrepit, and when it comes to antique furniture, there is no reason why these antiques can’t blend in to the modern home. Sometimes, all it takes is a little TLC. And so, for this weeks ‘Item of The Week’, we have selected this re-upholstered Victorian Armchair.

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Item of The Week - Watercolour 'Bribery' by P. Attersoll

Item of The Week - Watercolour 'Bribery' by P. Attersoll

Posted September 22nd, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

There’s nothing like hearing stories of yesteryear from older relatives to make you recall times gone by and to give you a warm feeling a nostalgia. And that’s exactly how this painting made us feel when we set eyes on it. Our Item of the week is this humorous watercolour illustration entitled ‘Bribery’

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Item of The Week - French Victorian Brass & Mirror Hall Cabinet

Item of The Week - French Victorian Brass & Mirror Hall Cabinet

Posted September 15th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

If you’re not in to ‘Selfies’ as a way to check out your appearance, as is the norm nowadays, and you prefer the more traditional method of looking in to a mirror, then this weeks ‘Item of The Week’ may just be of some interest to you. This week we bring you a Beautiful French Victorian Brass Mirror. But it’s not just a Mirror………

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Item of The Week - Edwardian Purdonium

Item of The Week - Edwardian Purdonium

Posted September 6th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Named after its’ creator, Mr Purdon, a Purdonium is a slightly fancier and more elaborate example of a coal bucket or coal scuttle. We have chosen one for this week’s Item of The Week, and this particular example has some striking design features that we thought you’d appreciate.

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Item of The Week - Victorian Barrel Butter Churn

Item of The Week - Victorian Barrel Butter Churn

Posted August 24th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Butter has long been a popular accompaniment to a wide variety of foods, and its use dates back as far as Biblical times. Ok, so Jesus may not have offered butter with his bread and wine(!) but nowadays, what is bread without butter? And in the days before large production factories and technical machinery you may wonder how butter was made? Well wonder no more; This week’s ‘Item of The Week’ is a Victorian Butter Churn.

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Item of The Week - Continental Oak Plate Rack / Bookshelves

Item of The Week - Continental Oak Plate Rack / Bookshelves

Posted August 18th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

We just didn’t think it was fair to keep this wonderful Continental Oak Plate Rack / Bookshelf to ourselves so we thought we would share it with you as our ‘Item of The Week’ and we think you will love It just as much as we do.

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Item of The Week - Garden Fossil Bowl/Planter

Item of The Week - Garden Fossil Bowl/Planter

Posted August 10th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

We’re not entirely sure how your Summer has been ours hasn’t been as sun – filled as we had hoped. However, it’s not quite over and we aren’t losing hope just yet! Hence why we have chosen this wonderful Garden-themed Item of The Week this week. It comes in the form of this Fossil Bowl/Planter.

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Item of The Week - Victorian Console Table with Marble Top c.1880

Item of The Week - Victorian Console Table with Marble Top c.1880

Posted July 28th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It’s hard not to be impressed by the detailing on this wonderful Painted & Parcel-Gilt Console Table, with its Carrara Marble Top and grey and gold tones complementing the exquisite design, which is why we have chosen it as our ‘Item of The Week’ this week.

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1950s Engagement Ring Trends

1950s Engagement Ring Trends

Posted July 25th, 2017 by AC Silver and filed under Special Occasions

The 1950's was a very exciting time for jewellery, after the Second World War more and more choices were becoming available. Cinema was becoming popular meaning there was more inspiration coming from the silver screen and the actors behind the lens. This meant that more choices of engagement rings were also becoming available and more trends were emerging for us to follow!

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Item of The Week - Silver Loving Cup & Spoon

Item of The Week -  Silver Loving Cup & Spoon

Posted July 21st, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Summer time is the perfect time for socialising in the sun with friends and family and what better social gathering is there than a wedding? Who doesn’t love a wedding; seeing the bride in all her finery, and the wedding party in theirs, enjoying lovely food, dancing your cares away, but then there’s the present! What do you buy? Plates, photo frames, gift vouchers? How about something a little more unique; and Antique keepsake perhaps? How about this Fabulous Cased Victorian Silver Loving Cup & Spoon c.1884?

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Item of The Week - Silver Orion Pocket Watch, Swiss c.1900

Item of The Week - Silver Orion Pocket Watch, Swiss c.1900

Posted July 6th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Our chosen ‘Item of The Week’ offers you 2 superb Antiques for the price of one! This Silver Orion Pocket Watch is presented in a Silver Pocket Watch Holder so could double up not only as a classic Pocket Watch but also, as a clock for the home. Placed on top of a mantelpiece in its holder, this clock would blend in well to a multitude of Interiors. Simple in its design and appearance it provides a classic look with a touch of sophistication.

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Item of The Week - George II Linen Press c.1750

Item of The Week - George II Linen Press c.1750

Posted June 14th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Every now and again you come across some fabulous and rare gems in the world of Antiques and this George II Linen Press is no exception. Dating back to c.1750 this 18th Century piece has been lovingly restored back to its former glory and is in fabulous condition given its 267-year existence!

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The Most Investible Handbags In The World

The Most Investible Handbags In The World

Posted June 6th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun

Have you ever wondered which handbags are the smartest investment? There are thousands to choose from, from hundreds of different designers, so the designer handbag market can be a bit of a minefield. To make it a bit easier we have partnered with handbag expert and collector, Annieth Woollery, to compile a list of the most investible handbags available to buy, along with what price they currently command in the market, and a few tips to follow when you decide to purchase a designer bag.

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Item of The Week - Mahogany Adjustable Bed/Reading/Music Stand

Item of The Week - Mahogany Adjustable Bed/Reading/Music Stand

Posted May 25th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Nowadays, you only have to take a look around to see how furniture is made with practicality and simple living in mind; designs have certainly changed to accommodate our changing lifestyles, with adaptability & space saving at the design forefront. But our generation aren’t the creators of such design ideas, and here’s proof that the Victorians were doing it long before us.

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Item of The Week - Oil Portrait of Richard Graves by Gilbert Jackson c.1621

Item of The Week - Oil Portrait of Richard Graves by Gilbert Jackson c.1621

Posted May 11th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

If you’re an avid Art Collector and you have a fine eye for a quality portrait, then this might just be of interest to you; For this weeks’ Item of the week we bring you this superb 17th Century Oil Portrait of Richard Graves by Artist, Gilbert Jackson c.1621

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Item of The Week - Early C19th Pine Dresser

Item of The Week - Early C19th Pine Dresser

Posted April 21st, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

There’s nothing quite like a Country style Dresser to bring a touch of style and warmth to your home. And so for this weeks ‘Item of The Week’ we bring you this superb original early 19th Century Pine Dresser.

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Item of The Week - Regency Period Mahogany Tea Table c.1820

Item of The Week - Regency Period Mahogany Tea Table c.1820

Posted April 13th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Traditionally Easter is a Religious celebration to commemorate the Death & Resurrection of Jesus Christ and as with most celebrations or festivities, it is a time shared with Family & friends. So what will you be doing this Easter weekend? Aside from eating chocolate of course, our guess is that you will be spending time with loved ones but are you equipped to cater for those extra bodies?

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Item of The Week - Antique Wrought Iron Garden Bench c.1850

Item of The Week - Antique Wrought Iron Garden Bench c.1850

Posted March 31st, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

There’s nothing quite like the first lawn cut of the year, the sweep up of the Autumn leaves that have gathered around the garden and the excitement of the Summer that’s looming around the corner. Yes, Spring is here. So is your garden ready for the longer days & lighter nights, or is it in need of a freshen up? If the latter applies, this may be just what your Garden needs

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Celebrate Spring with Style

Celebrate Spring with Style

Posted March 21st, 2017 by Lizzie Greenaway, LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design

Spring has sprung, a time that encourages rebirth and change, when we are inspired to start afresh. It is a time of new beginnings and what better way to signal in the lighter days and longer nights than by refreshing your interior.

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Item of The Week - Early 19th Century Part Tea Service c.1820

Item of The Week - Early 19th Century Part Tea Service c.1820

Posted March 17th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

With Mothers’ Day just a little over a week away we have chosen this weeks ‘Item of The Week’ with this in mind. Mothers’ Day is of course a day whereby we show our appreciation a little more than normal for our wonderful Mothers, and we shower her with gifts whilst ensuring that she relaxes with her feet up.

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In Search of 'The Holy Grail'

In Search of 'The Holy Grail'

Posted March 8th, 2017 by LoveAntiques

LoveAntiques.com is on a mission to find the worlds finest undiscovered Antiques & just for fun, we thought we'd start off aiming high by looking for the worlds greatest antiquity..........The Holy Grail.

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Item of The Week - Late 19th Century 5 Piece French Painted Salon Suite

Item of The Week - Late 19th Century 5 Piece French Painted Salon Suite

Posted March 2nd, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It’s March, the daffodils are blooming, the birds are signing and the sun is even popping out every now and again, enticing us and reminding us that Spring is in the air. It is however still a little on the chilly side, so how about enjoying things from the warmth of your conservatory or sun room perhaps, just until it warms up a bit?! Why not add this superb Late 19th Century 5 Piece French Painted Salon Suite to your home, making your relaxing space, wherever it may be, the perfect place to retreat to, to enjoy this splendid time of year?

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Item of The Week - Edmund H. Niemann Landscape Oil 'Nr Knaresboro'

Item of The Week - Edmund H. Niemann Landscape Oil 'Nr Knaresboro'

Posted February 17th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

There’s nothing quite like a piece of Landscape Art to bring life to a room, a space, an empty wall even. So this week we have chosen this delightful painting as our ‘Item of The Week’ as we are simply struck by its splendour and beauty.

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Item of The Week - Victorian Silver Easel Mirror c.1888

Item of The Week - Victorian Silver Easel Mirror c.1888

Posted February 2nd, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It seems only fitting that with just under 2 weeks until Valentines’ Day, our Item of the week had to be Valentine themed. It doesn’t however, have to be all about Engagement rings because you may very well have already tied the knot!

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The Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles

The Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles

Posted January 25th, 2017 by AC Silver

Engagement rings have been worn since the Victorian era, when Queen Victoria was given a snake ring by her husband to be, Prince Albert. This ring style then became popular all over England and Europe, as people wished to emulate any item which Queen Victoria wore.

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Item of The Week - Antique Victorian Silver Jewellery Casket c.1897

Item of The Week - Antique Victorian Silver Jewellery Casket c.1897

Posted January 19th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

In little under a months’ time, people worldwide will be declaring their love for each other as they partake in the tradition that is, Valentines’ Day; A day where we express just that little bit more how much we care, a day where we bestow gifts upon our loved ones, a day of love. So say it with flowers, say it with chocolates, say it with poetry, or you could say it with this Antique Victorian Silver Jewellery Casket!

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Item of The Week - Antique Carved Oak Settle

Item of The Week - Antique Carved Oak Settle

Posted January 13th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

We wanted our first ‘Item of The Week’ of 2017 to be something outstanding, something that will excite and something that could bring you much enjoyment, so we are presenting to you, this stunning Antique Carved Oak Settle.

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