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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ANTIQUE BROOCH - REFLECTION OF THE ERA
Antique Brooch - as a piece of jewelry - reaches its peak in the middle of the 17th century, it was during this period that European and Russian craftsmen began…

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ANNUAL SPOONS ROBBE & BERKING
An old German manufactory called Robbe & Berking has now turned over 130 years old. It was founded in 1874 in the vicinity of a German city called Flensburg. During…

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Icon collecting

Throughout life, Russian people have been associated with icons. Under the images of saints, he was born, married. After death, during the burial, people put an icon in the coffin so that the soul of the deceased would find eternal rest. In each hut there was reserved a place for icons, it was called the “red” corner or kut. His other name is the deity, the front angle, the chapel, the icon …

The hut of the Orthodox Christian has always been “marked” in the image of the Holy: it was placed near the gate or porch, it served as a defense against evil and evil people. Formally, the saints were not traded. Shabby, outdated icons could be brought to the icon shop and instead of themselves choose a new one, while paying extra money. If the seller considered that the amount received was too small, he, without uttering a word, pushed the money back. In this case, the buyer had to pay extra. Continue reading

Antiques in the antique market today

The consumer trend is by no means formed in demand!
The subtitle is probably too “cocky”, but according to our observations, the assortment of antique salons and, in general, the antiques market is often formed not only by demand but by supply, because an antique thing is an old item that has been preserved for a long time, often exists in a single copy, therefore the market is often formed on the basis of the principle “we managed to find what we sell”, which means that traders can influence Purchasing in some way, offering the Buyer familiar and exotic items that are not related to and to one steadily acquired group of antique objects, such as, for example, ancient icons, paintings, furniture, silver or porcelain. Continue reading

Antiques, hanging shelves and 5 more things in the interior that negatively affect success

Does the person determine the environment or does the environment determine the person? The question is interesting – true, rhetorical. Naturally, we will not seek an answer to it, but we will insure ourselves: we will remove from everyday life things that can negatively affect the life path. What kind? Read in our material.

Gala Mikhailova
columnist, interior designer and co-owner of DELARO8 textile design studio
In order to combine the potential success in business and life, there are many ways. Today I will propose one of them – to exclude objects that negatively affect the concentration of positive energy in the house. Of course, if you have already tried all other methods.

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POCKET WATCHES WACHERON & CONSTANTIN VACHERON & CONSTANTIN
The Swiss watch Vasheron & Constantine is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious in the world. In the second half of the 18th century, Switzerland, from a country…

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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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The secrets of the antique dealer Agathon Faberge
Everyone knows the famous antiquarian Agafon Faberge, the eldest son of the famous Russian jeweler Karl Faberge. Many secrets and omissions are associated with his name. Where did the collection…

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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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