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Jun 09

What is an Antique exactly?

It is often assumed that because something is old it is therefore an antique and indeed the dictionary definition of the word – “having existed since old times, old, aged, venerable” would suggest the same but such literal translations belie the true meaning of the word within the world of... read more →
Jun 09

Irish Tea table

The Irish Tea table, Circa 1715 came into use towards the end of the 17th Century.  (Tea was introduced from Holland early in the 17th Century). The East India Company in its letters/notes asking a fellow officer in China to send him a ‘pot of the best sort of “chaw”’. ... read more →
May 17

Where to start?

A question often asked when people first start collecting or just wanting to buy an antique for decorative purposes.  We as dealers often come up against ‘well I like it so I’m going to buy it’, that sort of declaration is very hard to counter with any sort of advice... read more →