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    How to Choose The Right Dining Table Size for Your Room

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    As the central piece of the room, choosing the right size and style for your dining table is an important decision. There is nothing worse than having buyer’s remorse once one of the most pivotal pieces of furniture in your home has been delivered. Using the below guidelines we feel you can successfully answer the important questions about the right…

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    Different Types of Antique Boxes

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    Antique boxes have been used throughout the world for centuries as storage and safe guard for valuables, utilitarian needs, and decoration. They were often a status symbol, a way for people to show off their wealth. Antique boxes can be found that were made in a variety of materials and used for dozens of purposes. In this article we will…

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    The Weather And Your Solid Wood Furniture

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    We have had quite a rough winter this year, I know most of the country has. Snow, ice, and persistently lower than normal temperatures have been incredibly prevalent this year. I have been fortunate enough to spend this unusual season inside, warm and content as I hope you have as well. And while we don’t normally think of the outside…

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  • Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?

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    We receive questions and comments daily from customers about all things furniture. These questions and comments have a wide range and go well beyond what you would first think of when looking at our lovely selection of antique furniture. We get questions about repairs and value, shipping and insurance, and sometimes history of furniture. Several of our customers have asked…

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    The Finials On Our Antique Furniture

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    For as long as we have had furniture, finials have been a part of them.  Whether antique furniture or newly made, finials are an integral part of style and decoration.  The term finial is technically defined as “a distinctive ornament at the apex of a roof, pinnacle, canopy, or similar structure in a building”, but finials are also used in…

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    Home Decorating With Antique Furniture

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    We are proud to have many return clients here at English Classics.  One of these clients has been purchasing antique and reproduction furniture from us for many years now.  They were kind enough to let us come and take a few photos of their home showcasing how they were able to use some of the beautiful pieces they have purchased…

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    Decorating Your Antique Furniture For Fall

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    With the leaves and temperatures both dropping outside, we often start to look away from our gardens and yards that we spend so much of the warmer months cultivating and enjoying to the interior of our home. The changing of the seasons are the best times to freshen up decor and get ourselves in the mood for the coming season.…

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    Antique Furniture Funnies

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    From time to time we stumble across some very funny material related to the antique furniture industry. Today I thought I would share some of those with you; a little laughter never hurts!

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    Antique Furniture FAQ

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    English Classics has been in the antique furniture business since 1999 and we have been asked countless questions over the years. We field questions about furniture that is ours and other people’s daily. Our area of expertise is, obviously, English antique furniture but many questions we receive could pertain to pieces from any country of origin. We hope you will…

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    English Classics is on Squidoo

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    *UPDATE* Unfortunately, Squidoo merged with Hub pages and the articles linked in this post are no longer accessible. If you follow our blog then you know that at English Classics we love all things antique furniture related! A few months ago we were introduced to Squidoo, which is a community website that allows users to create pages about their interests.…

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