Antiques Miscellany

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

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

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What is an Antique – Watch our FREE Video

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Collecting antiques is a social phenomenon, often misrepresented as being the hobby of only a select few. From my experience working in the trade, perusing galleries, working at and attending fairs and auctions over a long period of time (some 30 years) collecting antiques is a pleasure indulged in by a vast number of people from very different backgrounds and all walks of life.

Becoming an Antique Dealer

Becoming an Antique Dealer

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The use of antiques in traditional or modern settings will always be desirable; the lure of the past is strong.  Becoming a dealer of antiques is no easy task.  A large sum of knowledge, together with a good deal of professional experience is required. It also helps to know people…

Antique & Art Dealers Association Show @ Sydney in Spring

Antique & Art Dealers Association Show @ Sydney in Spring

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The Australian Antique & Art Dealers Association (AA&ADA) Show is on at Royal Randwick Racecourse at Sydney from the 7 – 11th September. It is the leading industry body representing antique and art dealers in Australia today. Their Code of Practice is surety that your investment in the past is also an investment in your future.

Purists and Antiques

Purists and Antiques

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English purists are adamant the term ‘antique’ means you are talking about an item made before 1830; the date coincides with the death of George IV of England. This was the end of the so-called Georgian period (1714 – 1830) encompassing the reign of George I, II, III, the Regency…

Antiques & Art

Antiques & Art

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An antique is something made in an earlier period and collected and valued because it is rare, old, aesthetically pleasing of high quality or interest. A more generally accepted understanding is furniture and objects over 100 years of age. But this is not strictly true. Today many Associations for antique…

Editorial – Muse News September 2010

Editorial – Muse News September 2010

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Hi, it is with great pleasure we welcome members, subscribers and supporters to Muse News September 2010. We have intentionally built a lot of flexibility into the subjects covered by our newsletter, so you can access it, read the articles and watch online videos at your convenience…

Residence – a Profile of a Stylish Designer

Residence – a Profile of a Stylish Designer

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Residence splendidly showcases the ability of Sydney based international designer Thomas Hamel to produce an interior that accommodates the needs of the client in a timelessly elegant and unforgettable way. This beautiful illustrated volume provides an insight into some of his favourite projects. Chapters are accompanied by a description of the design process used in each transformation