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  • A Deeper Look at Veneers Vs Solid Wood Furniture

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    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…

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  • Thomas Sheraton: The Non-Cabinetmaking Cabinetmaker

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    Thomas Sheraton was the last of the "big three" English furniture designers who wrote the famous four volume "The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book." Like so many ambitious characters in history, his genius was not fully realized until after his death when his book gained widespread popularity.

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    Custom Furniture: How Far Can You Go?

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    Many of the phone calls we get on a day to day basis are regarding some of the wonderful reproductions we carry. Since being able to have a piece of furniture custom made to your specifications is not a common ability most companies have, I figured I would give you some examples of exactly what we can do.

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    Top 10 Antique Furniture Repair Mistakes

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    We come across our fair share of broken antique furniture here at English Classics. Necessity has taught us a thing or two about what NOT to do when we have something that needs fixing, and we have compiled a list of common mistakes people make when attempting to right an "oops."

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  • The Antique Furniture of Downton Abbey

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    Downton Abbey is currently one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. The show is a historical drama about a fictional Yorkshire house named Downton Abbey, its wealthy inhabitants, and its employees. This drama takes place in the post-Edwardian era, offering a glimpse into English life through several different major historical events. The show also features quite…

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  • The Whirling History of the Revolving Bookcase

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    Back in the late 19th century furniture styles and designs were changing rapidly due to increasing demand for antique furniture that could fill the functions of a more industrial life.  Books were becoming increasingly easy to acquire and more and more homes could afford to have larger collections.  Therefore, we benefited from several types of antique bookcases that came from…

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  • Oyster Veneering – A Slice of Nature’s Beauty

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    Oyster veneering is one of those terms that is widely known within an industry such as ours but almost unheard of otherwise. We have been lucky enough to provide a line of beautiful oyster-veneered reproduction furniture almost since we started this company. Without fail, when I have a piece of oyster at a local show or am showing it in…

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  • Scott Antique Market September 2012 – Opening One Day Earlier

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    This month's Scott Antique Market website runs this week Sep 6-9. The show will open to the public tomorrow at 12:45pm, a new, earlier time for the public! For the first time, the show opens on Thursday rather than Friday, so be sure to come early and grab all the deals that you can!

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  • Scott Antique Market July 2012

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    The Scott Antique Market is back! This month's show will run from Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15. As always, we will be in the South Building, spaces H9-H10. Say hello to Peter!

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  • The History of the Chesterfield Sofa

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    Working in a furniture store that carries beautiful and comfortable Chesterfield sofas has its benefits, especially after a big lunch when all you want to do is plop down onto something soft and rest your eyes. After all, it's vital to our success that we get to know our products. One such "product test" (or "nap" as some would say)…

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