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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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mouth-watering Edwardian Menu Holders
Posted February 27th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Item of the Week
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