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 … Continue reading
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! Continue reading
We have put together a handy infographic here to help distinguish not only the wood types of different antique furniture pieces but to determine if that wood type leans towards the piece being a formal or more rustic piece.
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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, China, and Japan. Continue reading
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 these beautifully designed cupboards. Continue reading
Because fire has been such an integral part of our everyday lives throughout history, it would stand to reason that many of the world’s innovations revolve around it. The fire screen is one of those innovations. Antique fire screens come in many shapes, sizes, and styles, and today we are going to take a look at the reason for their existence then and now. Continue reading
Earlier this month we received a new container that had quite a few pieces of antique furniture and some very nice vintage leather for us. We also received some eagerly awaited custom orders that came out looking beautiful! I have highlighted some of my favorite pieces in this gallery. Continue reading
One of the highest forms of finish on fine antique furniture is a French polish done in stages of shellac. Shellac was used commonly to finish furniture up until the mid 20th century when varnish and lacquer became popular due to their relative ease of use. More surprising–and fascinating–is where it comes from. Continue reading
We are constantly trying to educate people about the comparison of veneers vs solid wood furniture. I feel the most common misconception among furniture shoppers is that solid wood is always superior to veneered furniture. This is simply not true. Veneered furniture has been around for hundreds of years, starting in the Renaissance, and from the beginning of its use it has always been a hallmark of craftsmanship and quality. Continue reading