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Antique Windsor Chair
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All about the Windsor chair

The Windsor chair is known and loved far and wide, from its namesake town in England to the United States. This iconic chair represents all there is to love about antique furniture - from its rich history down to the simple, sturdy joinery that has allowed so many to survive. A potted history Windsor has not strayed far from our thoughts over the last month. The market town is on the River ...
Visit to the apothecary
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Visit to the apothecary

The art of collecting antiques is a diverse one, spanning everything from film memorabilia to 18th Century mahogany furniture. The areas that often fascinate the most are those that relate to the lives of everyday people - from their cooking and eating habits to their romantic lives. Apothecaries, with their promise to heal one’s aches and pains before the dawn of modern medicine, have left beh...
Collecting: Mid-Century Glass
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Collecting: Mid-Century Glass

We talk to ‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert Chris Yeo about collecting Mid-Century glass. He says ‘dancing with light and alive with colour, Mid-Century glass makes a bold statement, just try not to get too hooked’. Glass Act When I tell people I work in antiques the question I’m invariably asked (after “When do you hope to get a real job?”) is “What do you collect?” and my answer is absolutely not...
Collecting: antique confit pots
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Collecting: antique confit pots

Dripping with their vibrant glossy glaze, French antique confit pots are a humble yet gorgeous collecting area. We discuss their culinary history, what to look for when buying a pot, and how to bring their magic into your interiors. What's in a name? Confit pots were made for culinary use and they quickly became staples of the French kitchen. ‘Confit’ comes from the verb confire, to preserv...
Collecting: antique and vintage easels
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Collecting: antique and vintage easels

The history of easels and that of art itself are intertwined. Easels have an incredibly long and varied past, and today antique and vintage examples have a wonderful decorative presence. The easel's ancient beginnings Easels go back a remarkably long way. Ancient Egyptians would display tablets, conveying important religious messages, on bookstands of sorts which represent the first primitive...