Category: Antiques

5 ways to make your home feel cosier this Christmas

Hot drinks, scarves, thick frosts, and long candlelit evenings, there’s no doubt that Christmas is the cosiest time of the year. Get ready for entertaining and making memories with friends and family this Christmas with these five tips for creating a cosier home. Makeover your fireplace There’s no cosier image than a family gathered around…




Characteristics of gothic furniture

Ornate gothic furniture and décor can add character, grandeur and atmosphere to your home’s interior. Give your home a gothic-style makeover or simply add impact to your interior with a single gothic statement piece. Whilst modern gothic style is sometimes painted as a little tongue-in-cheek and Halloween-esque, traditional gothic architecture and design was breathtakingly refined…




Tips for decorating your living room mantelpiece

The fireplace is the heart of a living room, with families gathering around it every evening. There’s nothing cosier than sitting in front of the fireplace at home, feeling the warmth and watching the flickering flames. Whether you have an open fire, log burner, gas or electric fire, it’s likely your fireplace and its mantelpiece…




5 period features you can buy reclaimed when restoring a period property

Buying reclaimed is the perfect way to acquire genuine period features for restoring your period home to its former glory. In their original state, most period properties featured ornate detailing and an elegant style that just can’t be replicated with modern features. Buying reclaimed period features can help to restore your period property to its…




How Do You Sell Antique Furniture?

Selling antique furniture is not as simple as it sounds. You may have something buried in your attic for example you think holds a bit of value and when you sell that cash can then be put to good use. Unfortunately, it is often the case that you will either get less money for the…




Young People Increasingly Drawn to Antique Furniture

More and more young people or ‘millennials’ as they are often classed are looking to buy antique furniture rather than opting for cheap furniture bought from stores such as IKEA. Furniture bought from stores such as IKEA is sometimes referred to as ‘fast furniture’ due to its cheap price and easy flatpack assembly kits. There…




What’s It Worth? How Do You Estimate the Value of An Antique?

TV programmes such as The Antiques Roadshow often feature people bringing in their antiques for expert valuations that often end with people being surprised at how much their items are worth. With desirable old items it is often easy to estimate the item is going to be worth a bit of money but what about…




Antique Mirror On The Wall Which Is the Fairest…

Mirrors have long been one of the essential items to have on display in our homes. They an bring light to dark corners, increase the illusion of space in a small room and they are of course useful if you need to see your reflection from time to time. Perhaps this is the reason why…




An Introduction To Antique Internal Doors

One thing you will find plenty of at Beeston Reclamation are reclaimed doors. From Victorian four panel doors to ledge and brace doors, you will find plenty to choose from. Here’s our advice on buying antique internal doors for your home including what to remember when fitting them. A door made from quality timber can…




Out With Antiques In With Vintage and Retro?

A clear trend emerging in the world of antiques has seen some auctioneers abandon pre-20th century antiques in favour of more modern items which seem to be more popular with the buyers of today. One auction which took place in Dublin this year didn’t have a single piece of Victorian or Georgian furniture with all…