Relics of Thailand
Relics of Thailand Thailand is a unique country with its vast history of traditions and, of course, relics that are very popular among collectors around the world. What is such…

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Tea devices for connoisseurs of antiques
The 18th century played a huge role in the development of antiques, because it was during this period that the first samples of tea-ware, as well as dining, were created.…

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A cane and its elegant image. What was the prop?
How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I…

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How to evaluate an antiques item?

Spoons, forks, cup holders, samovars, plates, figurines, and even old photographs with the image of strangers to you – all this in our time is an antiquity and has its value. How to understand whether something belongs to your item, or is it just taking up space in vain? First of all, if you have already decided to get rid of something, you start to look in local newspapers, look at bulletin boards and find messages of the following nature: “I will buy expensive antiques, antiques, porcelain, books, photographs, etc.” Of course, the word “expensive” immediately captivates, and you begin to call the author of the ad. But most often you do not get to a collector, but to a reseller, whose task is to buy something cheaper from you, and then resell to the right person more expensive. Another option is to go to an antique store.

Here you can be offered a very specific amount for your item, however, remember that such stores also have their own interest, because this is their job. Imagine yourself at the place of the buyer. A person comes to you who wants to sell something, but he does not even know how much it will cost, but, apparently, he really needs and needs the money right now. Continue reading

Antique shop and its secrets: why do we love antique furniture so much?

If only furniture could tell its story …

Antiques are Mary’s long-standing passion. She holds an antique store on the outskirts of London and some of her things are collected personally to her around the world. For example, she found this leather armchair of the Art Deco era in Provence. During a trip to the French provinces, Mary and her husband met a lovely old couple who, with a bottle of Bordeaux, kindly agreed to sell this treasure for a ridiculous amount. Buddha’s bronze arm was brought from Singapore, and this table was brought from America. Jess, Mary’s friend, saved him from certain death when the owner of the cafe, where she had breakfast on buns on Saturdays, decided to change “all this stuff” to new modern furniture.

Recently, things are not going very well. Antique furniture is now not held in high esteem. Young people are ready to give the last money for a vintage dress, but they prefer to buy furniture at IKEA. Ever since Lizzy was born, Mary and her husband have not traveled at all, all of a sudden I wanted to stay in one place, to equip my house and sleep for some time in her bed. You still don’t get bored. Now, the nurse Lizzy got sick today and the child will have to spend the whole day in the shop. It is necessary to entertain, preferably without damage to property. Continue reading

MOVADO CLOCK FIRM, SWITZERLAND
In 1881, a 19-year-old graduate of the watchmaking school Achille Ditesheim founded his own watchmaking company, which his three brothers soon joined. In 1905, a new, modern factory was built,…

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SILVER CUPPER IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA.
In the history of antiques, a special position is occupied by the XVIII century, the time when the first European samples of dining and tea utensils appeared. And the forerunner…

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The most expensive antique books
Every self-respecting second-hand bookmaker at least once in his life was interested in which of the books is the most valuable. This will not necessarily be the oldest and most…

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Can I sell icons from home?
To talk about such a complex topic, let's turn to the story. Who knows how icons fell into people's hands? In fact, an icon could reach a person in several…

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