Antique Guides

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
As the current twenties are off to a rocky start, we thought we’d take a look back at The Roaring Twenties and the fabulous jewellery they produced. This was a decade of economic prosperity and unprecedented freedoms in the Western world. People flocked to the cities from rural areas and with new technologies being invented,…
Jewellery of Roaring Twenties
Boards for playing games such backgammon and chequers have been used since Tudor times. However, bar a few exceptions, it was only after the restoration of English monarchy in 1660, under Charles II, that tables were made specifically for games.
Mrs Linda Brobbin
Mrs Linda Brobbin
Nimbus Antiques
We love antiques for the character and style they bring to our homes, but have you considered how antiques are good for the planet as well? Here are a few of the ways antiques can help reduce your carbon footprint: Reduces landfill When you buy a new piece of furniture, as soon as it leaves the…
Archibald Knox was the brilliant Manx designer for Liberty in the period 1898-1906. During this period he designed (not made) everything from wallpaper to jewellery, though his most famous work was for Liberty’s Cymric silver range and Tudric pewter range.
Anthony Bernbaum
Anthony Bernbaum
The Peartree Collection
Coin collecting is a passion dating back to ancient times, encompassing all types of currency: coins, tokens, medals, paper money and related objects. Known as the ‘hobby of Kings’ since the Renaissance, famous coin collectors include Lorenzo de Medici, King Louis XIV of France and the first Roman Emperor Augustus. Coins can immortalize particular moments in history and are extremely valuable to archaeologists and historians.
  London, 3 March 2020: The antiques trade must overhaul its image and capitalise on the growing demand for sustainable living according to panellists at the 2020 LAPADA Conference for the art & antiques trade, which took place on 3 March. LAPADA Chairman, Lord de Mauley, and CEO Freya Simms, welcomed 150 dealers and associates…
2020 LAPADA Conference
Pounding the streets in Mayfair during December you will be treated to a visual feast of all things richly coloured, twinkling and more than likely – a little OTT!  You will find festoons of brightly coloured lights, Christmas wreaths and of course the quintessential ‘Christmas window’ – an opportunity for collaborations galore – many are…
Book your ticket to the LAPADA Conference 2020 We are delighted to announce that the annual LAPADA Conference will be held on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at a stunning new venue, the RSA House in central London. The day will be full of practical, inspiring information to help your business thrive in 2020. The programme’s theme is…