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Our blog highlights tips for spotting great antiques and how to make the best use of them.


Here we share our knowledge and expertise to help you find the antiques that suit you and bring you value.

Check back regularly for more useful tips and tricks to do with antiques and fine art.


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    Antique vs. Vintage: The differences

    What separates man from beast? As the scope of human knowledge has expanded over the years, traits we once considered as unique to our species have been identified as characteristic to others in the animal…
  • A time for hygge

    Cultural upheavels are born in times of uncertainty, like Romanticism during the French Revolution and the response to the Vietnam war was the 1960s countercultural movement. Modern day’s collective anxiety around politics in the world…
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    Amethyst – February birthstone and wine’s friend

    With it’s deep purple colour that looks like wine, who can blame the Greeks and Romans for calling it after the ancient Greek word combining ἀ a- (“not”) and méthystos (“intoxicated”). Wine goblets were often…
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    The one to watch

    Author Ian Fleming said in his book “Casino Royale” he is convinced that “a gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Savile Row suit”. Classical pieces stand the test of time for…
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    What to expect from 2017 décor trends

    With 2016 firmly behind us, we take a look at what will influence your abode and décor in general this year. Take inspiration from these themes, have some fun adding and/or updating your current spaces.…
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    Original art is just as important as a bed, here’s why

    You wouldn’t really consider putting fake books on your bookshelf, so why put fake art on your walls? Art is just as important as a key piece of furniture, yet it’s not had the same…
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    Artful considerations

    There are so many factors that come into play when you choose an artwork, especially if for your own personal space. Here are a few guidelines that can make the process slightly easier to choose,…
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    Beyond appraisals and approvals

      Twice a year SAADA – The South African Antique, Art and Design Associaton – hosts their bi-annual Expo with great anticipation by it’s almost 50 mutually hand-picked members for the public in central locations.…
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    A stylish edge with vintage jewellery

      You spot them across a crowded room, or they catch your eye in passing. That person with a total finished look or a unique combination that just totally works. Is it their hair, clothes…
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    Being framed

    To frame or not to frame, that is the question. Some art pieces already have your picture framed, but it may also clash with your aesthetic or tarnish over the years and need an update. Other pieces…