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    Antique Furniture Keys

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    Keys are everywhere in our lives. More-so for some of us than others, of course. For example I have a key to my house, my car, and the office. My wife, on the other hand, has about two pounds of keys on her keyring, most of them I seriously doubt either of us know what they go to. I think…

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  • 4 Ways to Protect Your Beloved Antiques from Sun Damage

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    You fell in love with your home because of all of the natural light in the living areas, but did you ever consider the negative effects that all of that sunlight can have on your furniture? Just as you need to slather on SPF before heading out in the summer sunshine, antique furniture also needs special sun protection to prevent…

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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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    English Classics is on Amazon Local

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    If you’re in Atlanta and thinking of coming by our shop, please check out our Amazon Local offer first! This amazing offer gives you a $50 voucher to spend at English Classics for only $25! A 50% savings! This combined with our usual discounts and great pricing will really help you save on the perfect piece of furniture. You can…

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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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  • 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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