THE ANTIQUES WORLD BLOG

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  • Antique Jardiniere Plant Stands

    Antique Jardiniere Plant Stands

    The Antique Jardiniere is basically a very decorative Plant Stand usually from the Victorian era and is very elegant in design. The word Jardiniere is french and means a feminine form of gardener, so they…

  • Antique Court Cupboards

    Antique Court Cupboards

    Antique Court Cupboards were first seen in the early 16th Century in Tudor homes and great halls. These early forms of antique furniture are usually built in solid English oak and have primitive construction like…

  • Antique Country Furniture

    Antique Country Furniture

    Antique Country Furniture is what the antiques trade usually calls pieces of early English antique oak, Pine and Elm, basically locally available timbers in Britain. These antiques were made traditionally, during the 18th to the…

  • Antique Sutherland Tables

    Antique Sutherland Tables

    Antique Sutherland Tables are a 19th Century Victorian invention of a much smaller gateleg table design with a particularly narrow centre. Antique Sutherland tables are the ideal serving table as they are of lovely larger…

  • Antique Coal Purdonium

    Antique Coal Purdonium

    The Antique Coal Purdonium was essentially to store coal next to your fire. As coal is not the most pleasant thing to look at in your dining room, the Victorian cabinet maker came up with…

  • Antique Cellarette / Wine Coolers

    Antique Cellarette / Wine Coolers

    The Antique Cellarette, also called an Antique Wine Cooler, was a very important piece of furniture in the late 18th and early 19th Century. It was a receptacle in which wine was stored before use…

  • Antique Chest on Chest / Tallboy

    Antique Chest on Chest / Tallboy

    The antique Chest on Chest was an adaptation of the Chest on Stand. They were known as the Antique Tallboy or more commonly called a Highboy in America and was first seen in the early…

  • Antique Work Table

    Antique Work Table

    The Antique Work Table or ‘Work box’ was also known as a sewing box. It was an essential piece of antique furniture for the Victorian Lady, where she would keep her sewing and embroidery tools,…

  • Antique Washstands

    Antique Washstands

    Antique washstands were designed to hold a Jug and basin set, to either sit on top of the furniture or sometimes was fitted into the washstand top. Antique washstands were mainly made from Mahogany, Oak…

  • Antique Hall Stands

    Antique Hall Stands

    Antique Hall Stands are free standing pieces of antique furniture often seen in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. They were built by 19th Century cabinet makers in Oak, Mahogany and Walnut woods to the…

  • Antique Dressing Tables

    Antique Dressing Tables

    Antique Dressing Tables, also known as ‘Vanity Table’ evolved from the washstand. In the mid 18th Century the antique washstand became a piece of free standing furniture made of Mahogany. It had twin flap square…

  • Antique Inlaid Furniture

    Antique Inlaid Furniture

    Antique Inlay on furniture can come in many different forms from floral, animal to marquetry or parquetry. These inlays were mainly done on some of the finest pieces of antique furniture in exotic woods from…

  • Antique Tea Tables

    Antique Tea Tables

    The antique tea table was popular from the late 17th Century right through to the Victorian era. Antique tea tables come in many different forms, from small rectangular in shape to the round tilt-top design…

  • Antique Chiffoniers

    Antique Chiffoniers

    Antique Chiffoniers are pieces of antique furniture that were built in the early to mid 19th Century of the Regency, William IV and Victorian periods. It is a small antique sideboard or side cabinet, constructed…

  • Antique Sofa Tables

    Antique Sofa Tables

    Antique Sofa Tables were an evolution of the pembroke table as they have the same drop leaves on the sides but they are longer in design and had a slightly different purpose. The Sofa table…

  • Antique Campaign Chests

    Antique Campaign Chests

    Antique Campaign Chests also known as an Antique Military Chest was introduced in the late 18th Century during the Napoleonic wars. These classic chests were built by cabinet makers to dismantle, usually into two sections…

  • Antique Revolving Bookcases

    Antique Revolving Bookcases

    The antique revolving bookcase, also known as a Rotating Bookcase is a really useful piece of antique furniture. It is a four sided open bookcase that can house a selection of books on each side…

  • Antique Pembroke Tables

    Antique Pembroke Tables

    Antique Pembroke Tables are a style of a small antique table first seen in the 17th Century but became more commonly used in the Georgian period. The antique Pembroke Table has small drop leaves on…

  • Antique Armchairs

    Antique Armchairs

    Antique Armchairs come in the form of carver arm chair to a more comfortable upholstered wing Chair. They originally would have been stuffed with anything from wool to straw to provide a sort of comfort,…

  • Antique Console Tables

    Antique Console Tables

    The Antique Console Table originally only had two front legs and was permanently attached to the wall. These magnificent tables were used to decorate the hall or a formal reception room. Antique console tables were…

  • Antique Bureaux

    Antique Bureaux

    The Antique Bureau is a term used for a writing desk with a sloping fall-front and is one of the earliest forms of writing furniture, first seen in the Mid 17th Century. The antique bureau…