Archive for July 2014

Welcome to our newest dealers!

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
Vintage Jewellery

  July saw the arrival of Vernon Parker Silver at the Antiques Centre.  Vernon and Barbara have taken a cabinet and together they offer high quality antique silver and jewellery.  Stock includes 18th and 19th century silver by makers such as Mappin and Webb, Asprey and Garrards. Included in the cabinet are high class pieces of vintage jewellery by Georg

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The Origins of The Teddy Bear

Jul 12th, 2014 | By
Teddy Bears

The soft bear we know as the Teddy Bear hales from the Edwardian period as earlier bear toys were mainly mechanical and very true to the breed in look and style. There is much debate about the origins of the phrase ‘Teddy Bear’, but there is no doubt that they are named after Pesident Theodore

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Picture Framing and Frames Restoration

Jul 7th, 2014 | By
Frames Restoration

For almost 20 years I was involved in producing hand finished picture frames for the top end of the art market working for art dealers, auction houses and museums worldwide.  I‘ve been lucky enough to get close up and personal to many great works of art including paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Cezanne.  Frames I

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