Category: Antique Furniture

3 Useful Tips to Help You Find the Best Antiques

Not everyone buys antiques for the money but it is worth bearing the following useful tips in mind when antiques shopping to ensure you find the best antiques as well as get the best deals on what you are purchasing. Attend fairs and auctions If you are hoping to make a business out of buying…




The Versatile Monks Bench

Every so often a piece of antique furniture arrives that you imagine could offer all sorts of versatile uses in a contemporary home. The monks bench is one example. A monks bench’s versatility relates to it being able to double up as either a seat or a table top as well as incorporating a storage…




How Much Are Your Antiques Worth?

Selling as much as buying antiques can be a bit of a minefield for the unwary and in all cases it is better to seek the opinions of more than one person and preferably those with expertise in what you are selling. Getting those options should be relatively straightforward as long as your items are…




How Victorian Furniture Was Built To Last More Than A Lifetime

William Morris the man often associated with the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. This typified the thinking in Victorian times that furniture should be crafted, beautiful to look at and just as importantly fit for…




Antiques Maybe From the Past But They’re Also An Investment For The Future

If you are considering buying antiques and haven’t done so before, it is worth visiting us at Beeston reclamation yard first and seeing what’s on offer before spending big. Antiques sales is a business like any other business and you will find many shops on the high street selling antiques for a handsome profit. Often…




How To Spot Fake Antique Furniture

Not everything you find is what it seems when it comes to antique furniture even if to the untrained eye everything appears genuine. Spotting the real antiques from the many fakes in circulation is a skill that takes years to acquire but here are some more obvious things to look out for when trying to…




How To Care For Old Period Furniture

You will find many examples of period furniture here at Beeston Reclamation and if you are lucky you may pick up a bargain if you are quick enough. Furniture is often sold within weeks of being put on display and sometimes in even less. Our customers know that antique furniture is built to last and…




Old Antique Furniture Where To Find It And What To Expect

The appeal of antique furniture continues to endure because there are always plenty of buyers and collectors willing to invest sometimes very large sums of money on high quality items that have been around for 100 years or more. The quality of antique furniture varies tremendously in its condition while certain pieces carry a high…




What Sorts Of Things Can You Expect To Buy At A Reclamation Yard?

One of the main attractions of visiting a reclamation yard is you never know what you will find let along expect to buy. A reclamation yard will have anything from reclaimed building materials to furniture and unusual antiques on display at any one time. This makes a visit to more of a voyage of discovery…




Will Britain Become The First Country To Ban The Sale Of Ivory Antiques?

The UK government is currently considering a total ban on the sale of ivory antiques to set an example to the rest of the world as elephants come under the very real threat of extinction. Nobody who loves animals will knowingly buy antiques made from ivory if they had any idea how that decision helps…