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…

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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…

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HISTORY OF THE CLEARING OF STERLING SILVER
Since silver is a soft metal, it is practically not used in its pure form. Most often it is an alloy of silver and copper. The ratio of the quantities…

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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

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 of these events was a wonderful fact from the history of tea, when in the middle of the XVII century it was brought from China to the countries of the West and began to drink first in special coffee houses, and then at home.
A huge variety of tea utensils speaks of the respectful attitude and love of Europeans to tea. Lovers of antiques are given an endless selection of objects of different shapes, materials, countries, factories and craftsmen – tea items seem to be located on the conveyor belt. Continue reading

RUSSIA AND FRANCE: PARADOXES OF JEWELRY ART IN MODERN STYLE
Jewelry of the new style at the end of the 19th century conquered everyone with its bright decorativeness and imagery, which are characterized by drama and symbolism, unusually interpreted mythological…

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FAMOUS AMERICAN RAILWAY POCKET WATCHES
It was the end of the nineteenth century in America. The car has not yet been invented. The Kodak camera has not yet been launched on the market. Women wore…

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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…

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ANTIQUES
The attention of people to antiques is attracted by two reasons. The first is the love of history, the state and, in connection with these ancient objects that bear the…

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