Antique Guides

Though they are found in nearly every bedroom today, the history of chests of drawers began only a few hundred years ago. Whilst the coffer chest was in use from the 13th century onwards, it was not until the late 17th century that the use of drawers in chests emerged. This coincided with an increasing…
Chest of Drawers
One of my favourite categories of the rich and varied objets d’arts proffered by our members are the gadgets and gizmos that for want of a better word are often referred to as ‘toys for the boys’. Outdated and sexist? Possibly, as they are certainly as appealing to me as to anyone of the opposite…
Lockdown has undoubtedly changed the way we live, and many of us are now devoting more time to our own immediate surroundings. to take a look at how people are changing their homes. LAPADA CEO Freya Simms, alongside longtime member Helen Linfield of Wakelin & Linfield recently took part in a webinar hosted by travel…
interior design webinar
Though it’s today one of the lesser-known ‘decorative arts’, the technique of pietra dura is highly prized and widely used, and can be found in settings ranging from antique jewellery boxes to the walls of the Taj Mahal.
Mr Mati Sinai
Mr Mati Sinai
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
As these incredibly difficult times have meant the near complete elimination of face-to-face business, we are working to support the trade by offering tools to help dealers maximize their online presence and find new online opportunities. We are working with social media agency The Tom Sawyer Effect to create a series of webinars about mastering…
A chimneypiece is essentially a decorative surround that frames the opening of a fireplace. It has been seen for centuries as the focal point of a room. Furniture is organised around it, and prized artworks or beautiful mirrors above it. Without one, a room for entertaining or relaxing can often feel without a centrepiece.
Anthony Bridgman
Anthony Bridgman
Westland London