Buying guides to art, antiques, vintage and more

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How do you restore the finish on an antique table?

You might be wondering if it is possible to give a bit of life and shine to an antique table.


Who made Chippendale furniture?

From modest beginnings grew one of the world’s most enduring brands.

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How to incorporate antiques into modern décor

It is an old-fashioned idea that only contemporary items belong in a modern interior.

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Who Made Ercol Furniture

Ercol was launched in 1920 by Italian designer Lucian R Ercolani (1888-1976) in High Wycombe, then the centre of English furniture making.

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Taking care of antique furniture

Hard antique furniture builds up a natural patina over time, which gives character and dimension to its age. When caring for your items, it’s all about striking a balance between preserving the original surface and keeping it in good nick.

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Who made Mouseman furniture?

Mouseman furniture means 20th century British oak with a historic twist.

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A beginner’s guide to buying rugs and carpets

Origin, age, provenance, weave, colour and aesthetic value can all have an impact on the price of a rug or carpet at auction.

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Ten steps to winning the classic car of your dreams at auction

For some people owning a classic car is all about getting your hands on the vehicle you wanted when you were 18 with a new licence and couldn’t afford it.