Yearly Archives: 2018

Dealer of The Month - Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Dealer of The Month - Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Posted December 19th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Dealer of The Month

Calling all Art collectors. This months Dealer of the Month is a Private Art Dealer, specialising in 17th - 19th Century Art. Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art are well established in the trade and have spent over 25 years gaining Knowledge and experience in this field. Offering the highest customer service, they invite you to find out a little more about them....

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Item of The Week - 19th Century Cast Iron Fireplace

Item of The Week - 19th Century Cast Iron Fireplace

Posted December 14th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Take a look at this gorgeous Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Fireplace.It is sure to be a superbly sophisticated addition to your home and with Christmas creeping up very quickly, this could be the best place to hang those Christmas Stockings....

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Dealer of The Month - Loveday Antiques

Dealer of The Month - Loveday Antiques

Posted November 30th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Dealer of The Month

If you want your home to stand out from the crowds then you need to adorn it with quality, unique furniture and accessories. So, forget about going to all of the big retailers and spending your well-earned cash on mass produced furniture, what you need is a good, reliable Antique Dealer with the best quality stock, someone like Loveday Antiques.

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Item of The Week - French Louis XIV Style Boulle Mantel Clock

Item of The Week - French Louis XIV Style Boulle Mantel Clock

Posted November 21st, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Give someone (or yourself) the gift of time with our Item of The Week; A French Louis XIV Style Boulle Mantel Clock. Not just a practical time piece but also a wonderfully decorative Antique for your home. This 8 day mantel clock dates from the late 19th Century and can be viewed in more detail here....

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Item of The Week - Edwardian Gold, Amethyst & Seed Pearl Pendant Brooch & Chain

Item of The Week - Edwardian Gold, Amethyst & Seed Pearl Pendant Brooch & Chain

Posted November 16th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It’s that time of year again; the invites are being dished out for Christmas parties, and work do’s which have been months in planning are approaching rapidly, so are you party ready? If not, we may be able to help you with our Item of The Week...

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'Dirty Dozen' Military Watches

'Dirty Dozen' Military Watches

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd and filed under LoveAntiques University

Built to withstand the daily challenges of a Soldier, these Military watches are part of the infamous ‘Dirty Dozen’ which is a name given to the group of 12 wristwatches that were issued by the British Ministry of Defence during WWII to Soldiers on the front line. Find out more about these watches right here.

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Item of The Week - 19th Century Walnut Marquetry Oval Serpentine Shaped Table

Item of The Week - 19th Century Walnut Marquetry Oval Serpentine Shaped Table

Posted November 2nd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

When trying to set the mood in your home lighting is of course a key factor, but where you place this lighting is imperative. Lamps are a popular choice in creating ambience and we have the perfect table to place your lamp upon...

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Ten of The Most Valuable and Collectable WWI Antiques

Ten of The Most Valuable and Collectable WWI Antiques

Posted October 30th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under LoveAntiques University

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, we’ve partnered with military historian and WWI expert Mark Smith, to compile the top ten most valuable WWI antiques on the market. Read on to find out if you have any of these valuables gathering dust in your home.

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Dealer of The Month - Dart Silver Ltd

Dealer of The Month - Dart Silver Ltd

Posted October 26th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Dealer of The Month

This months 'Dealer of The Month’ is Silver Dealer Dart Silver Ltd. Offering a fantastic selection of high-quality Antique Silver this Scottish based family run business have been trading in silver for many years, even before the company of Dart Silver Ltd was formed in 2006. Read on to find out more about them.

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Item of The Week - Edwardian Oak Gamblers Tantalus

Item of The Week - Edwardian Oak Gamblers Tantalus

Posted October 19th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Let us help you prepare for those fast approaching Winter nights with our Item of The Week; this Antique Edwardian Oak Gamblers Tantalus has everything you need for the perfect cosy night in with friends or family. Read on to find out more about this fantastic item...

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Item of The Week - Antique Victorian Steamer Trunk

Item of The Week - Antique Victorian Steamer Trunk

Posted October 12th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

There are so many types of Decors nowadays and the way in which a home is styled & decorated can often tell a lot about the homeowner with personalities being reflected in colour choices, accessories & the overall theme. A popular choice of Décor, and probably one of the most desirable ones of the 21st Century, is The Minimalist style. However, this isn’t an easy style to achieve, especially as we seem to have more gadgets and personal belongings than ever before. That’s where storage comes in handy!

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Item of The Week - Superb Set of Six Regency Period Dining Chairs

Item of The Week - Superb Set of Six Regency Period Dining Chairs

Posted September 28th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Sometimes, giving your home a revamp is a daunting task; even the thought of it can bring on a headache, but it needn’t be such a chore. A fresh lick of paint and a few key furniture or accessory changes is all you need. For example, if you already have a perfectly good dining table but your chairs are looking tired, you don’t need to buy a whole new dining suite, simply replace the chairs.

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Dealer of The Month - Canonbury Antiques

Dealer of The Month - Canonbury Antiques

Posted September 24th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Dealer of The Month

Welcome to the newest Feature on our Blog, 'Dealer of The Month.' With so many fantastic Antique Dealers joining LoveAntiques every week, we want to keep you up to date with who's who and this feature will be a great way for us to showcase the superb stock they have to offer, whilst helping you to learn a little bit about who you are buying from.

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How Best To Clean Your Silver

How Best To Clean Your Silver

Posted September 17th, 2018 by AC Silver and filed under LoveAntiques University

Regular cleaning is the only way to prevent antique silver from taking on an unflattering tarnished effect, but lots of people don’t like the idea of cleaning their own silver. This guide from AC SIlver will demonstrate the best way to clean your silver, leaving it glistening and gorgeous.

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Item of The Week - Dutch Still Life Oil Painting c.1780

Item of The Week - Dutch Still Life Oil Painting c.1780

Posted September 7th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

If you don’t already own a Still Life Painting yourself, chances are you will know someone who does, especially given that these types of paintings have been around for decades & are still a popular choice for today’s art lovers. If you don’t own one but are considering gracing your home with a Still Life paining, you may wish to consider our Item of The Week; this Dutch Still Life Antique Oil Painting.

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The Most Valuable Antique & Vintage Board Games

The Most Valuable Antique & Vintage Board Games

Posted August 29th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Tomorrow's Antiques

Stumbled upon any old Board games in your attic recently? Well don't throw them away just yet; they may be worth a small fortune. We have commissioned a toy expert to compile a list of the most valuable Antique Board Games that exist and could be owned by members of the public. Along with the list, our expert has offered some helpful tips to prospective toy/game investors, on what to look out for when buying or investing.

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Item of The Week - Pair of Recumbent Bronze Lions c.1930

Item of The Week - Pair of Recumbent Bronze Lions c.1930

Posted August 10th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Today is World Lion Day and so, to help pay tribute to one of the most magestic animals to have walked the planet, we thought it was only right to select this fabulous Pair of Recumbent Bronze Lions for our 'Item of The Week'

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Item of The Week - Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcase

Item of The Week - Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcase

Posted July 27th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

This week we are excited to bring you this Antique Arts & Crafts Oak Bookcase as our Item of The Week. Offering superb functionality whilst being an exceptionally attractive piece of furniture due to several design features, this Bookcase is a must have for your home.

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Item of The Week - William IV Rosewood Davenport Desk

Item of The Week - William IV Rosewood Davenport Desk

Posted July 20th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

If like us, you are fascinated by the evolution of furniture then you’ll love what we have chosen for this weeks Item of the week. This week we have chosen a Davenport Desk, supposedly named after Captain Davenport who was the first person believed to have commissioned this type of desk.

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Item of The Week - World Cup First Day Cover - signed by Sir Geoff Hurst

Item of The Week - World Cup First Day Cover - signed by Sir Geoff Hurst

Posted July 13th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Even if you aren’t the most avid Football Supporter, it seems the world has gone football mad with the World Cup being hosted this year, and as it draws to a close, it seems only fitting to have this ‘World Cup First Day Cover - signed by Sir Geoff Hurst (the only scorer of a hat trick in a World Cup Final) as our 'Item of The Week.'

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Item of The Week - Antique Silver Nurses Buckle

Item of The Week - Antique Silver Nurses Buckle

Posted July 5th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It seems only fitting that with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (The NHS) celebrating its 70th Birthday this week, we bring you this Antique Edwardian Scottish Thistle Sterling Silver Nurses Buckle, as our ‘Item of The Week.’

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The Most Valuable Football Memorabilia

The Most Valuable Football Memorabilia

Posted July 4th, 2018 and filed under Just For Fun

With the Football World Cup in full swing, we have partnered with sports expert, Chris Williams to compile a list of the most valuable football memorabilia that exists, along with the prices items currently command on the market and a set of guidelines for prospective sporting and football memorabilia collectors.

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Item of The Week - Victorian Inlaid Canterbury Whatnot

Item of The Week - Victorian Inlaid Canterbury Whatnot

Posted June 22nd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Here we have a Victorian Inlaid Canterbury Whatnot. ‘What is a Whatnot?’ you might ask. Well let us explain; a whatnot is simply a type of shelving unit that became very popular back in the early 19th Century for displaying a person’s ornaments, vases, ceramics & ‘whatnot’, hence the name. But this piece is slightly different to your standard sort of Whatnot and this is why we have chosen it as this weeks ‘Item of The Week.’

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Item of The Week - Carl Thieme Set of 6 Dresden Reticulated Dessert Plates

Item of The Week - Carl Thieme Set of 6 Dresden Reticulated Dessert Plates

Posted June 22nd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It’s likely that at some point in your life you have collected something, whether it be dolls or trains as a child, or ornaments or magazines as an adult; we’re all guilty of having some sort of collection. But it goes without saying that one of the most popular things to collect is porcelain/china, perhaps as it comes in such a tremendous array of colours, styles & designs & make for eye-catching displays.

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Antique Carriage Clocks

Antique Carriage Clocks

Posted June 1st, 2018

Do you have an interest in Carriage Clocks? Perhaps you are looking to start a collection to grace your home with but need to know a little bit more about the different types available. If so, then this blog post by Clock Specialist, Paul Kembery of Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd may be of some interest to you....

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The Most Valuable McDonald’s Toys

The Most Valuable McDonald’s Toys

Posted May 30th, 2018 and filed under Just For Fun

Have you ever wondered if those Retro toys you collected from McDonald's were ever worth anything? Wonder no more; We commissioned a toy expert to compile a list of the most valuable McDonald’s toys that exist and could be owned by members of the public, so read on to find out if you have any of these collectables lying around.

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Item of The Week - Large 19th Century Overmantle Mirror

Item of The Week - Large 19th Century Overmantle Mirror

Posted May 17th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Gone are the days where mirrors were simply used to check on your appearance, these days, mirrors can be found in almost all homes and are often used for decorative purposes, to help ‘create the look,’ or to create impact (depending of the extravagance or size you choose). A highly popular accessory within the Interior Design world, mirrors are a clever way of making a room look and feel bigger as they reflect light back in to the room. This weeks ‘Item of The Week’ is a superb example of an Antique Overmantle Mirror.

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Item of The Week - Kashmiri Moorish Screen c.1900

Item of The Week - Kashmiri Moorish Screen c.1900

Posted May 3rd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Open plan living is more popular now than ever before, and with ever increasing House prices, many of us are choosing to develop and improve our homes by extending and redesigning them. So, design hints and tips come in handy when planning to make these sorts of changes and with this in mind we have chosen an Antique Screen/ Room Divider as our ‘Item of The Week.’

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Item of The Week - Victorian Christopher Dresser Candlestick

Item of The Week - Victorian Christopher Dresser Candlestick

Posted April 20th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

We are fortunate enough to live in a world full of wonderful Antiques to grace our home with, from elegant French dressing tables and rare Art pieces, to grand Georgian Bookcases and decorative Victorian tables and chairs, but sometimes it’s the smaller things that catch our eye. For this weeks ‘Item of The Week’ we have chosen this delightful Victorian Christopher Dresser Candlestick.

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The Top 15 Most Valuable Bottles of Wine

The Top 15 Most Valuable Bottles of Wine

Posted April 17th, 2018 by LoveAntiques

We all love a tipple, but some bottles of wine gathering dust in your house could be worth a lot more than you think. We commissioned a wine expert to compile a list of the most valuable bottles of wine that you may have at home, along with a list of the five most expensive wines ever sold

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Item of The Week - French Bonheur Du Jour c.1870

Item of The Week - French Bonheur Du Jour c.1870

Posted April 13th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

The French are known for being Chic and for having the ability to be effortlessly stylish not only in the world of Fashion, but also in the Interior Design world. This is a trait that can be dated back centuries as French influences worked their way into many a home from as early as the early 16th Century. Of course, styles have evolved over the years, but the French are mostly associated with elegance.

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Item of The Week - Childs Spinning Wheel c.1880

Item of The Week - Childs Spinning Wheel c.1880

Posted April 6th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

When you think of Antiques, you’re likely to think of all the popular types of antiques; Antique Furniture, Antique Ceramics, Antique Silver & Antique Art, but how often do you think of Antiques for Children? You’d be forgiven for saying ‘hardly ever’ but of course, there are still a vast amount of children’s antiques available. And this one really caught our eye.

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Item of The Week - Swedish Birch Inlaid Oval Occasional Table

Item of The Week - Swedish Birch Inlaid Oval Occasional Table

Posted March 23rd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Occasional tables are a must in the modern-day home; without one, where would you rest your newspaper, television remotes or car keys?! And the lovely thing about occasional tables, is that they come in all different shapes and sizes to suit everyone’s desires, whether it be big or small, circular or rectangular, wide or narrow; the options are endless. But it’s not very often you see one like this….

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Item of The Week - Antique Double Bed c.1880

Item of The Week - Antique Double Bed c.1880

Posted March 16th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

After a hard day’s work there’s nothing quite like the thought of collapsing in to a lovely big comfy bed, whether it be to fall fast asleep, or to unwind with your favourite book, and of course, sleeping is our body’s chance to recuperate. But in order to get a good night’s sleep, you need a comfortable bed. So, with this in mind, we have chosen this 19th Century antique double bed as our Item of The Week.

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Item of The Week - Small George II Period Chest on Chest

Item of The Week - Small George II Period Chest on Chest

Posted March 2nd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

What makes a house a home? Décor? The Occupants? Furnishings? I guess we all have different perceptions on what makes a house a home. Here at LoveAntiques.com, we believe that it’s an accumulation of all these things and more, but we can’t help but love furniture and furnishings. For this weeks ‘Item of The Week’ we have chosen a fundamental piece of furniture, which most of us will either already have, or will more than likely have a variation of.

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Antique Silverware for Dining

Antique Silverware for Dining

Posted February 27th, 2018 by AC Silver and filed under LoveAntiques University

Have you ever wondered what key pieces of Silverware would have been common place on an 18th Century dining table? Wonder no more; AC Silver have written a blog on just that, so read on to find out more.

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Item of The Week - Rare Swedish Antique Biedermeier Sofa

Item of The Week - Rare Swedish Antique Biedermeier Sofa

Posted February 22nd, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

In the early days of furniture making, it’s safe to say that Swedish designers where up there with the elite. Their simplistic styles, soft tones and clean lines were highly regarded and have, through the years become increasingly desirable. Scandinavian furniture is known for being simple, yet oh so stylish. For this weeks ‘Item of the Week’ we bring you this Rare Swedish Antique Biedermeier Sofa.

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Item of The Week - African Birthing Chair 1930

Item of The Week - African Birthing Chair 1930

Posted February 9th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Centuries ago, birthing mums didn’t have the luxuries available to them during childbirth as they do nowadays. It was quite a straightforward, simple process whereby a woman was just expected to sit and get on with it! There weren’t various methods of pain relief available, and a ‘Birthing Pool’ was unheard of. In fact, one of the only pieces of equipment needed and indeed available in Childbirth, was a Birthing Chair, such as this one: -

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The Top 20 Most Valuable & Collectable Suffrage Antiques

The Top 20 Most Valuable & Collectable Suffrage Antiques

Posted February 5th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Special Occasions

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, where women over the age of 30 were first given the vote, we’ve partnered suffrage historian Elizabeth Crawford, to compile the top twenty most valuable suffragette antiques on the market. The list includes Suffragette Banners, hunger-strike medals, and the iconic ‘Votes for Women’ sash, as well as tips on how to spot genuine, good quality antiques.

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Item of The Week - Antique Diamond & Gold Solitaire Ring

Item of The Week - Antique Diamond & Gold Solitaire Ring

Posted February 1st, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

It’s February folks, which can only mean one thing………. Valentine’s Day is on the Horizon. Yes, the most Romantic Day of the year is almost upon us, so for those of you considering taking the plunge and popping the ‘Big Question,’ let us offer some assistance. We have, of course, chosen an Engagement Ring for this weeks ‘Item of The Week’, so feast your eyes on this beauty…..

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Item of The Week - French Kingwood Table Box c.1880

Item of The Week - French Kingwood Table Box c.1880

Posted January 25th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Calling all Lovebirds…..Valentine’s Day is just under 3 weeks away so if you haven’t thought about what to buy the lovely lady in your life, let us help you out. This weeks ‘Item of the Week’ is this gorgeous Antique French Kingwood Table Box and we think it would make the perfect gift for her on Valentine’s Day.

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Item of The Week - Extremely Large French 9 light Chandelier

Item of The Week - Extremely Large French 9 light Chandelier

Posted January 18th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

When it comes to designing or decorating your home, the style or theme you choose is very much down to personal choice. Some people opt for minimalist, subtle and neutral décor, whilst others may opt for bold, bright & busy-looking styles. Whatever your preference, picking out key pieces of furniture or furnishings can be so much fun and can also be detrimental in achieving ‘the look’ you are aiming for.

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Item of The Week - Antique Silver Hymn Book c.1910

Item of The Week - Antique Silver Hymn Book c.1910

Posted January 11th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

When shopping for Antiques, whether it be on-line, at an Antique Fair or in an Antique shop, you are bound to stumble upon some of the most wonderful objects to have graced the earth. From sturdy 17th Century Bureaus to delicate collectable Ceramics, the array of Antiques is intriguing, and we certainly encounter some exceptionally interesting items in our trade. This week’s Item of The Week is one of those items.

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Item of The Week - Painted Table & 6 Chairs c.1920

Item of The Week - Painted Table & 6 Chairs c.1920

Posted January 5th, 2018 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week

Happy New Year to you all. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the year ahead. We wanted to start the year as we mean to go on; bringing you lots of exciting Antiques for our ‘Item of The Week’, so to start us off, we have selected this Stunning Painted Table & 6 Chair set.

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