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  • Mahogany coffee table with Chippendale characteristics.

    English Antique Furniture Maker Thomas Chippendale

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    Probably the single most well known name in the antique furniture industry is Thomas Chippendale. His artistic furniture designs have shaped furniture making not only in England and America but throughout the world for hundreds of years. I would consider him the most influential, most well known, and most versatile of the “Big Three” English furniture designers. Personal History of…

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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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  • Wood of Antique Furniture Infographic

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    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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  • 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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  • Ornately carved antique fire screen

    The Hot Topic of Antique Fire Screens

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    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…

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    March 2013 New Container of Antique Furniture

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    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.

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  • Bugging Out About Shellac

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    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.

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