Category: Antiques

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…




Are You Buying Antique or Vintage?

You will find all sorts of items at a reclamation yard some of which could be described as antiques, vintage or reproductions. So how do you tell the difference? This question is a difficult one to answer even for seasoned antiques dealers and there is often disagreement over how old an object should be to…




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…