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Archive for February, 2013

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    Custom Furniture: How Far Can You Go?

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    Many of the phone calls we get on a day to day basis are regarding some of the wonderful reproductions we carry. Since being able to have a piece of furniture custom made to your specifications is not a common ability most companies have, I figured I would give you some examples of exactly what we can do.

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    Top 10 Antique Furniture Repair Mistakes

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    We come across our fair share of broken antique furniture here at English Classics. Necessity has taught us a thing or two about what NOT to do when we have something that needs fixing, and we have compiled a list of common mistakes people make when attempting to right an "oops."

  • The Antique Furniture of Downton Abbey

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    Downton Abbey is currently one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. The show is a historical drama about a fictional Yorkshire house named Downton Abbey, its wealthy inhabitants, and its employees. This drama takes place in the post-Edwardian era, offering a glimpse into English life through several different major historical events. The show also features quite…

  • The Whirling History of the Revolving Bookcase

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    Back in the late 19th century furniture styles and designs were changing rapidly due to increasing demand for antique furniture that could fill the functions of a more industrial life.  Books were becoming increasingly easy to acquire and more and more homes could afford to have larger collections.  Therefore, we benefited from several types of antique bookcases that came from…