Antique Vesta Cases - What are they?!
Posted September 12th, 2019 by AC Silver and filed under LoveAntiques University
Have you ever wondered what a Vesta Case is? Well wonder no more. The experts at AC Silver are here to explain all to you, with a little bit of history thrown in for extra measures.
A Guide to Victorian Silverware
Posted July 3rd, 2019 by AC Silver and filed under LoveAntiques University
Do you love Antique Silver but simply can't distinguish between your Victorian silver spoons and your Edwardian silver spoons? Well AC Silver have written this helpful guide to identifying Victorian Silverware. Read on to find out more...
Top 10 Most Valuable Antiques You May Own
Posted April 30th, 2019 by LoveAntiques and filed under LoveAntiques University
Many of us will unknowingly have valuable items of furniture in our possession but how do you know what's worth anything and what's not? To help you identify some potentially valuable pieces, we’ve enlisted the help of LoveAntiques.com Antiques Dealer Clive Downham, and have collated a list of the most common and valuable items of furniture you may already have at home!
'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.
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.
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.
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.
The History of Tea Sets
Posted October 4th, 2017 by AC Silver and filed under LoveAntiques University
Throughout the centuries the customs and traditions surrounding the consumption of tea have varied. With this variation we can see the development of what we now know as the tea set. From the very origins of tea, which we can trace back to the Ancient Han Dynasty (206-220BC), the practice of drinking tea has come a long way.
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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