Decent and indecent proposals

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…

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An all-men-need-to-know guide to engagement rings

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,…

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Great Art, A Great Investment

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…

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Good News For Antiques Lovers - John Isaac

Good News For Antiques Lovers - John Isaac

Posted March 12th, 2015 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Interior Design Consultant, John Isaac, explodes the myth that antiques have no place in the modern home. Over the past year, I have written a series of articles about the design and decoration of rooms in the modern home, and how a few carefully chosen antique pieces can introduce character and individuality. This has been…

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How do we know what we know?

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…

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The technical age, making buying art and antiques safer?

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…

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Tips for buying high quality antiques and art by Curtis Dowling

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…

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What lies beneath? The mystery of the Henry VII painting...

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…

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Curtis Dowling's top tips for spotting a genuine antique

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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