Tag: Antiques

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…




What is a corbel brick?

In architecture, a corbel is a piece of wood, metal, or brick that is embedded deep inside a wall and juts out to support the weight above. Corbels come in all different shapes, sizes, and materials, from red brick corbels, to long, wooden beam corbels. Corbeling can be functional or decorative, but you’ll usually find…




Why Should You Buy Reclaimed or Antique Furniture In 2019?

The simple reason is there has never been a better time. Prices for antiques and some reclaimed materials are now steadily increasing after two decades of falling prices. Antique furniture and other reclaimed items however are still relatively cheap compared to what they have been historically and this represents a great buying opportunity to invest…




Introducing The Biedermeier Pine Dresser

If you are looking for a pine dresser then why not consider the latest antique arrival to Beeston Reclamation. The Biedermeier Pine Dresser can be put to a variety of uses and would be the perfect addition to a period style kitchen. If you are wondering what ‘Biedermeier’ refers to, it actually has an interesting…




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…




What Period Is Your House?

Choosing the right architectural features for your home is easier when you know what period your house is. Britain has a rich heritage of different architectural styles from centuries gone by and recognising those styles is easier when you know what to look for. Most period properties today will date back to one of three…




Why All This Fascination With Vintage?

You will find all sorts of vintage and retro products in the shops today, so why in this age of rapid technological advances are many of us still attracted by things from the past? Perhaps the biggest reason for the enduring fascination with things from the distant past is nostalgia. According to psychologists, we all…