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Handles Used on Antique Furniture

The types of handles used on antique furniture changed throughout history, mainly because of materials that was available, more skillful methods developed to create them and due to ever changing fashions. Wooden Knobs were first used on drawer furniture in the seventeenth century oak period until about 1660, when brass drops were introduced. Brass drops […]

Spectacular Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Antique Secretaire Cabinet

Reasons to Buy Antique Furniture

There has never been such a good time to buy antique furniture than now. Over the last 20 – 30 years antique furniture prices have been falling but we are seeing prices starting to creep back up again and especially for the high quality pieces, these are rising at a much faster rate. Antique furniture […]

Stunning Antique Golden Oak Antique Edwardian Wellington Chest by Simpoles of Manchester

Antique Furniture by Simpoles of Manchester

Antique Furniture by Simpoles of Manchester Simpoles of Manchester was a specialist office furniture manufacturer and was established in the late 19th Century. They made useful pieces of antique furniture from desks to filing cupboards and were one of the leading office furniture manufacturers in the Art Deco period of the 1930s. Unfortunately there is […]

Solid Brass Antique Lamp Base

Antique Lamps

Antique Lamps Here at Driscolls Antiques Ltd offer super quality antique lamps for sale, all re wired and come fully certified with a pat test. If you are looking for our current selection please click here. Below is a selection of previously sold examples and if any look of interest please check our collectibles category […]

Driscolls Antiques Wins EDF Energy Award for Newcomer SME of the Year, North West – Liverpool, Cumbria and Lancashire

Driscolls Antiques Ltd is proud to announce we are the 2015 winners of the EDF Energy Award for Newcomer SME of the Year, North West – Liverpool, Cumbria and Lancashire at the prestigious apprenticeship awards held at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. The National Apprenticeship Awards, now in their 12th year, celebrate the success of […]

Quality Victorian Tall Oak Antique Wellington Chest

Antique Wellington Chest

The antique Wellington chest was named after the famous Duke of Wellingtons victory of 1815. They tall and narrow chests, usually with seven working drawers, one for every day of the week. Unusually they come with a swinging locking arm that locks all the compartments with one key. Here at Driscolls Antiques you can see […]

Art Deco Antique Solid Oak Swivel Desk Chair

Antique Desk Chair

The antique desk chair can come in many different forms from the carver design to the later swivel chair. Here at Driscolls antiques we do get some stunning examples for sale and you can see our current selection here on our chairs page. below are previous examples that we have sold and if any particular […]

Set of Six Georgian Hepplewhite Design Antique Dining Chairs

Hepplewhite Chairs

George Hepplewhite was a Georgian cabinetmaker and furniture designer whose designs become so sought after, they are still copied today. Along with Sheraton and Chippendale he was one of the most well known designers of the Georgian period and designed some of the most important furniture, with very distinctive features like the shield back chair. […]