Unusual Victorian Mahogany Antique What Not

What is an Antique Whatnot?

What is an Antique Whatnot? The antique whatnot stand was intended to display a variety of objects, ornaments, curiosities, books and papers. They are usually in very nice serpentine or simpler rectangular shapes, with three shelves and occasionally one or two drawers below. They were supported by turned columns at the edges. Whatnots were very […]

Superb Quality Antique Victorian Mahogany buffet

What is an Antique Dumb Waiter?

What is an Antique Dumb Waiter? An antique dumb waiter is basically a side serving table also known as a buffet which would be in a dining room for storing the food about to be served. Dumb waiters were often used in pairs in large houses from the mid-18th century. When the ladies retired after dinner, the […]

drop handle

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 […]