Tag: Antiques

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…




Spooky Items To Purchase From Beeston Reclamation This Month

With Halloween just days away, it’s time to look at some of the spookier items we have on sale this month at Beeston reclamation. Cauldrons have a long history and association with witches It’s easy to imagine a witch preparing potions in the giant cauldron we currently have on sale at Beeston or you could…




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…




The Enduring Appeal Of The Door Knocker

The door knocker continues to occupy a special place in grand country houses despite a rather dark past. One of the curious things about door knockers is how fearsome they look and who could forget that scene in A Christmas Carol when the large Victorian door knocker transforms into a ghostly apparition of Scrooge’s former…




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…