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
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
George Ravenscroft made the first English ‘glass of lead’ now known as crystal and from then on it would never lose its appeal especially as a chandelier.
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
Venetian maker Jacopo Verzelini was bought to England by Huguenot Jean Carré to improve the quality of glass being produced at his London workshop.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Francis Bedford’s photographs made it possible to identify antiquities in the Royal Collection that Prince Edward acquired on 1862 tour Cairo to Constantinople
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
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