Antique Glass

Roof of Enid A Haupt Conservatory Photography by Mark Pfeffer

The Conservatory, Crystal Palaces and the Climate Revolution

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Today with the natural world under threat and in many places rapidly disappearing the role of the conservatory and greenhouse is more important than ever before

Antique Commode

Antique, Masterpiece, Collectible – Recycle on a Grand Scale

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An antique is something that was made in a previous era, however, according to antique dealers, their associations and the tax man, it is not really that simple

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Chinoiserie – Pavilions, Porcelains and Passionate Pursuits

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By the 18th century in Europe and England all things Chinese assumed incredible proportions as fashionable society sought to transmit their ideas about the magical land of Cathay

Sydney Antiques Fair 2013 – Hone Your Eagle Eye for Treasure

Sydney Antiques Fair 2013 – Hone Your Eagle Eye for Treasure

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Items sold at Sydney Antiques Fair 21 – 25 August 2013 will be vetted for authenticity and backed by member dealers of the AA&ADA. Win Your Free Pass to Attend

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Chandelier: Chandelles to Cut Crystal – Colourful and Green

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Chandelles was the name given to tallow candles by the French the word ‘Chandelier’ introduced into England by the 14th century via the Norman conquests

The Power of Art and Design in the Modern Age at Vienna

The Power of Art and Design in the Modern Age at Vienna

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In 1898 The Vienna Secession with youthful idealism, spirit of sacrifice and willingness to work hard siezed the day leading Vienna into the age of Modernism

Sydney Antiques Fair 2013 – Trending Masterpieces of Style

Sydney Antiques Fair 2013 – Trending Masterpieces of Style

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Collecting antiques and art is a pastime that is richly rewarding and AA&ADA dealers will offer masterpieces of style for Sydney’s Antiques Fair in August 2013

Pompeii Goes LIVE Globally – British Museum’s New Initiative

Pompeii Goes LIVE Globally – British Museum’s New Initiative

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The British Museum’s successful exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum will go LIVE in cinemas globally from the end of August including Australia

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

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The Great Gatsby era of fashion furniture and films has inspired The Sydney Fair – Art Deco, Vintage and 20th Century to be held at Sydney 13th – 16th June 2013

Melbourne Antiques Fair – Everything Old Becomes New Again

Melbourne Antiques Fair – Everything Old Becomes New Again

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The recent Melbourne Antiques Fair in the atmospheric Exhibition building was a fabulous show of select antiques and art from Australia’s leading AA&ADA dealers

Jamie Allpress – A Day in the Life of a Dealer in Antiques

Jamie Allpress – A Day in the Life of a Dealer in Antiques

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I absolutely adore the antique trade; every day is different and offers a fresh set of challenges to surmount in an interesting life’s journey full of beauty

Collecting Antiquities – Edward VII’s Right Royal Pastime

Collecting Antiquities – Edward VII’s Right Royal Pastime

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Francis Bedford’s photographs made it possible to identify antiquities in the Royal Collection that Prince Edward acquired on 1862 tour Cairo to Constantinople

ANZAC Display at Melbourne Antiques Fair 24-28 April

ANZAC Display at Melbourne Antiques Fair 24-28 April

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This year at the Melbourne Antiques Fair, the largest event of its kind in the country, on ANZAC day the fair opens at 1pm and entry will be free to RSL members

Merchant’s Ring – Adventuring Antiques at AA&ADA Fair

Merchant’s Ring – Adventuring Antiques at AA&ADA Fair

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In Tudor & Stuart times a Merchant’s ring was a significant item of costume reflecting integrity in business and a professional approach to getting the job done