Antique fairs are pivotal events for both buyers and sellers who are interested in all things antique. You can buy, sell and discover unearthed gems at any antique fair, so we've put together a guide to what you need to bring to a typical fair.
Also, we're offering buyers the opportunity to get 2-4-1 tickets to the second day of Newark on Friday August 21st 2015. Go to LoveAntiques.com and click Register for Newark Offer in the top right.
Have you ever wondered what the little stamp on your silver items is? Wonder no more, now you can find out by reading our useful Silver Hallmarks Explained infographic:
If you’re an avid cocktail lover then you will understand the importance of a good old classic. Take a look at our classic cocktail map to find out where the finest classic cocktail bars are located throughout the UK, we are talking quirky bars with a vintage style venue. After all, we order a classic cocktail not only for taste but for the overall experience too.
When you have a drink named after you, you know you’re something special…
See our list of some of the best fictional and non-fictional cocktail drinkers from history...
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No one needs to be an expert to buy an antique chair, but knowing its place in history will make you appreciate it all the more. When you buy an antique chair, you're investing in centuries of furniture-making history. To find out more about antique chairs and the history behind them visit our knowledge page here: http://www.loveantiques.com/antique-chairs/knowledge
Antique chairs can really add something special to a room, a combination of antique and modern furniture in the home gives a beautiful contrast to most rooms.
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So you've met the love of your life, and you're going to pop the question. What do you do next? Why not read LoveAntiques.com's extensive guide to buying the right engagement ring for your loved one?
The guide includes all the information you need to consider prior to purchasing an engagement ring. The guide talks about the cut of a diamond, the clarity, the colour, the shape, how much to spend and more...
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Superb Burr Walnut Sideboard c.1905
Our LoveAntiques.com item of the week is this beautiful Burr Walnut Sideboard from 1905. This piece of furniture features three cupboards and three drawers underneath. The sideboard has finely carved decorations and attractive brass handles.
The design of the sideboard is typical of the period; it is a perfect statement piece that would look particularly attractive in a dining room. The drawers and cupboards could be used to store dining sets, cutlery, glasses and dishes; this sideboard is both stylish and functional.
See item listing here: http://www.loveantiques.com/blog/2016/01/superb-burr-walnut-sideboard
Check out our infographic showing information about the history of jewellery - http://www.loveantiques.com/blog/2015/08/857
When you stop to take a look at how jewellery has changed through the ages, we see a number of standout periods, those being the Georgian, Victoria, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. It was the years between 1714 and 1935 which saw the main trends emerge, primarily due to the fact that jewellery became more affordable and accessible to the wider population during these periods.
For a selection of antique jewellery on LoveAntiques.com visit: www.loveantiques.com/vintage-jewellery
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A new (made in China) chest of drawers has a carbon footprint 16 times higher than the antique equivalent per year, according to research commissioned by the International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF).
But buying antique and upcycled furniture remains a niche activity despite its green credentials, the enthusiasm of designers and success of upcycling websites like Remade in Britain and Etsy. The Antique Collectors Club Annual Furniture Index reports that the English antique furniture market is struggling, while a study into furniture retailing by Mintel, published in December 2014, shows growth in the new furniture market. UK customers spent nearly £14bn on new furniture in 2014.
The cheap and ready availability of furniture from the likes of Ikea means people are throwing away furniture at an alarming rate. Government figures show that 10m items of furniture are thrown out every year in the UK alone.
“As an industry we need to get together and reach out to young green-minded people who have never thought of buying antiques”, says Will Thomas of Love Antiques. “We need to get the message across that antiques don’t depreciate like high-street furniture. So when you no longer love an item you can sell it at the original price or at a profit, and it won’t end up in a skip or landfill site”
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International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (iacf) has completed a study to show the difference in the level of emissions between an Antique Chest of Drawers and a 21st Century Chest of Drawers. The study shows antiques are indeed the greener choice when buying furniture for the home.
LoveAntiques.com offers antiques dealers an easy-to-use online sales service. We display dealer antiques for a monthly fee, and work tirelessly to find interested buyers by driving traffic to our website. With the industry leading advertising budget, LoveAntiques is the best place to sell antiques on the internet.
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