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  • The Aura of Antique Furniture

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    As the hyper-stimulated pace of modern life swirls around us, carrying with it a plethora of freshly minted synthetic ephemera, many dealers have begun to wonder how today's mainstream culture relates to antiques. It is common knowledge, after all, that most collectors average over forty years of age or more, leading many to conclude that younger generations have lost interest,…

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    Beauty in All the Right Places

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    We have a corner in our showroom that we've set up as an office. Behind a richly finished burl walnut desk and a button leather armchair stands an eight-foot bookcase, wide as it is tall and lined with books. To the left, an oxblood leather Chesterfield sofa; to the right, a burl walnut cabinet with a warm lamp.

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  • English Furniture: Understated or Flamboyant?

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    English furniture style is typically associated with the Georgian period. Lasting for over a century, the Georgian period produced many of the most influential designs still used today. Beginning in 1714 and ending in 1820, this period saw not only the reign of the first four King Georges, but also such famous cabinetmakers and designers as the “Big Three,” Thomas…

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    The Many Faces of Antique Furniture

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    In keeping with our recent post, Antique Furniture of the World, we want to highlight some of the "faces" of antique furniture, which come from France, the Netherlands, England, and parts of Asia. Enjoy!

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  • Our website is faster than ever!

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    We're always tinkering with our site to improve speed and convenience for our customers. Our most recent improvement has made browsing through our considerable collection much faster. Check out our antique furniture catalog to see!

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  • Antique Furniture of the World

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    For thirteen years, we have specialized in period English furniture. Some of our oldest pieces have dated back to the 17th century, although most of our antiques date from the 19th century and onwards. Yet, many of our clients don't know that we also carry non-English furniture. In the past, we have imported antique furniture from the Netherlands, France, Italy,…

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  • Court Cupboards: What Are They?

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    We recently acquired a heavily carved buffet from England. After some research we learned that this particular piece is known as a "court cupboard." Court cupboards were popular from the 16th century through parts of the 18th century and often featured carved oak with multiple tiers, a straight face, and angled sides. However, there is more to the history of…

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  • Scott Antique Market September 2012 – Opening One Day Earlier

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    This month's Scott Antique Market website runs this week Sep 6-9. The show will open to the public tomorrow at 12:45pm, a new, earlier time for the public! For the first time, the show opens on Thursday rather than Friday, so be sure to come early and grab all the deals that you can!

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  • Scott Antique Market July 2012

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    The Scott Antique Market is back! This month's show will run from Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15. As always, we will be in the South Building, spaces H9-H10. Say hello to Peter!

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  • Scott Antique Market November 2011

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    The Scott Antique Market is back! This month's show will run from Thursday Nov. 10 - Sunday Nov. 13. As always, we will be in the South Building, spaces H9-H10. Say hello to Peter!

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