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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....
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?
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.
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.
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’
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………
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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?…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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….
An A-Z of Forgotten Cocktails
Posted May 23rd, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Mouth-watering Edwardian Menu Holders
Posted February 27th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
What Could Be tomorrow’s Antiques, Today?
Posted January 28th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Tomorrow's Antiques
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