Antique Guides

RARE CHINESE SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL LIDDED BASKET c.1790 H: 23cm   W: 26cm   Weight: 465g £29,995 An extremely rare 18th century Chinese solid silver filigree & enamel lidded basket, of lobed form supported on six leaf shaped feet. The delicate handwoven filigree is applied with enamel floral plaques, the sides with a looped handle…
There was much excitement in Berkeley Square as the 111 exhibitors at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair put the finishing touches to their stands, and the Selection Committee met to judge ‘Best Stand and Best Object Awards’ yesterday. It’s a thrill to be asked to be a part of the panel of judges, among…
In conjunction with our partner Homes & Antiques, LAPADA is pleased to offer expert advice on buying and caring for outdoor sculpture by expert dealer and LAPADA member Alex Puddy of Architectural Heritage.
Mr Alex Puddy
Mr Alex Puddy
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE LTD.
For centuries the chandelier has been the most iconic lighting form to grace our interiors, balancing a decorative and aesthetic function with practical illumination. From its beginnings it was associated with wealth and power and a burning symbol of success and social standing.
Mr Adrian Alan
Mr Adrian Alan
Adrian Alan
The term 'antiquities' refers to artefacts from prehistory to roughly Medieval Period. The term is very broad and covers the Classical antiquity of Greece and Rome, ancient Egypt, ancient Near Eastern cultures and delves into prehistoric periods and Asian civilizations.
Christopher Martin
Christopher Martin
C.J. Martin (Coins) & Ancient Art Ltd
A RENAISSANCE DIAMOND RING 16th century £43,000  An impressive 16th century ring, set with a square point cut diamond in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 0.90 carats, to a raised pyramid shaped central collet with fine scalloped double arches and pelleted border to base, incised saltire to the underside and…