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Archive for April, 2011

  • Antique Furniture Moving Company Sticker Found (Again!)

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    A while back, we wrote a post about a Pickfords, Ltd. sticker that we found on the back of an antique Welsh dresser. Today I photographed a gorgeous flame mahogany grandfather clock with an even older version of the Pickfords label.

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    April 2011 Antique Furniture Arrivals

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    T.S. Eliot once wrote, "April is the cruelest month." Like Eliot, we're Americans harboring a special affinity for English culture (he moved to England and repatriated). Unlike Eliot, however, we're ecstatic that it's April! Not only is the weather simply stunning here in Atlanta, but we also imported a fantastic load of furniture. Here are a few of our favorite…

  • 5 Tips to Recognize Fine Antique Furniture

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    Most people love antiques. They're green, they're unique, they combine utility with art—they interrupt the dull monotony of everyday living simply by asserting themselves in space. But if you're on the outside of the industry looking in, it can often seem difficult to recognize quality when you see it, so to help, we've put together a list of some of…

  • English Antique Appraisals at Rare Victorian

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    We get this question all the time: "Can you tell me how much my _______ is worth?" Most of the time we have to say no because that's not our expertise. While we can tell you the style and probable origin, your best bet is always to go with a professional appraiser.

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Wedding: A Little Furniture History

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    As most people have heard, the British Royal Family (and many people across the globe) are preparing for a happy celebration in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage ceremony on April 29. Of course, the newlyweds will no doubt receive a number of lovely and interesting gifts—but we would also wager that at least one or two pieces…

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    March 2011 Antique Furniture Arrivals

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    We have a saying in the antiques industry: "Better late than never." OK, so maybe that's not ours but we like to claim it. Last month, we had a container just full of beautiful antiques, so here is a brief selection.

  • A Poetic Samuel Wright Antique Grandfather Clock

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    When we recently acquired this Samuel Wright grandfather clock, we were in for a fun surprise. The text on the door is an excerpt from Edward Moore's poem, "The Happy Marriage." Ironically, the speaker of the poem describes his habit of extramarital entanglements and his wife's benign reaction to them as a component of their (un)happy marriage.

  • Scott Antique Market April 2011

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    It's that time again! The South's most magnificent, fantabulous, beautiful antique market is back, and we'll be there. The show will last from Thursday, April 7 - Sunday, April 10. Come see Peter in the South building, spaces H9-H10.