Art of the Craft in a Time of Crisis

The art of the craft has always been in peril.In 2017, the art of painting is being called into question and its legacy is being lost.In the case of the antique furniture, it’s a question of the preservation of the art form.In a time of crisis, what is the value of the artistic legacy of […]

A new tax on antiquities

New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies finds that a new tax would add almost £1bn to the Treasury over five years, but only for goods and services worth more than £250,000.The tax is part of the UK’s plan to combat “deregulation” by introducing a new stamp duty on imports of certain kinds of […]

How to get a candle and get a new one

Updated June 08, 2019 10:45:24 I’m sitting on a bench, a few feet away from a pair of candles.There’s a woman on the other side of the bench, and a man in a suit.The woman is holding a candle, the man a torch.Both are sitting in front of an antique dictionary, looking at the definition […]

How to use antiques as a tool for antiques shops

The internet is awash with information about antiques and their history.We’ve been lucky to have our hands on some great finds, but sometimes a search for an antique finds you a beautiful piece of art.Here’s a quick guide to help you find a perfect piece of antiques for your home.Antiques shop owners also tell us […]