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.
French Garden Antiques
Posted May 23rd, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design
Getting your garden summer ready need not be a daunting task; you can create a stylish space with little time and minimal effort. Alongside French garden antiques there are a number of rules to adhere to when creating a French feel in your exterior area.
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.
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