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    A Look At Mohair Velvet Upholstery Fabrics

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    The classic English sofa attains its “classic” status by having the right combinations of design/form and a correctly upholstered, quality finish. Here we will just look at upholstery and, in particular, mohair velvet upholstery fabrics. Classic furniture was made to last; typified by great craftsmanship. Consequently you will find many old sofas use mohair velvet fabric such as that sold…

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  • How To Remove Packing Marks From Antique Furniture

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    We’ve posted our first instructional video on YouTube demonstrating the proper technique for remove light packing material marks from wax, shellac, or lacquer finishes. Enjoy!

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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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    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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    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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    Antique Furniture in the Style of the Brothers Adam

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    “Style of the Brothers Adam” is the technically correct term for referring to what most people in the antique furniture industry call “Adams Style”. The three Adams brothers (Robert, John, and James) are responsible for helping break furniture styles of the time out of the rut of the gaudy and back to a more clean, traditional look. History of the…

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    Antique Furniture Care Guidelines

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    So you have just purchased a lovely piece of antique furniture. You hunted, measured, and haggled. You tied it to the roof of your Volkswagen and miraculously got it up the stairs into your home and exactly where it needs to go to complete the perfect room. Now what? Antique furniture is an investment, just like the Volkswagen you brought…

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    George Hepplewhite’s Antique Furniture Contributions

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    Considered one of the “Big Three” English antique furniture designers, George Hepplewhite falls chronologically in between Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton. Like the others of this elite group he is said to have written an influential antique furniture design guide, but unlike his peers there is some doubt as to whether or not he actually wrote his book. His book…

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    Historic Otterburn Castle in England

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    Otterburn Castle is currently a converted hotel known as Otterburn Tower in Northumberland, England that is chock full of history, paintings, and beautiful furniture. The original tower was built in 1086, so the site is much older than anything we can find locally here in the United States. The structure has been repaired and rebuilt over the last almost 1,000…

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