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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




Why Invest In A Vintage Sign?

Isn’t it funny how the things we have often taken for granted over the years suddenly find a new purpose and become valuable? Few people would have expected vintage signs to suddenly become collectors’ items, yet this is what has happened with vintage signs in recent years. This is happening to the extent that they




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




Reclaimed Chimney Pots Given New Life In Our Gardens

Chimney pots have a long and rich history even if nowadays we see less of them put to the use they were intended for. Coal fires have largely been replaced by more modern forms of heating as people have turned to cheaper and greener ways to heat their homes. In densely populated areas, chimneys have




Luxury British Design Looks To The Past For Inspiration In 2017

When you look at the latest trends in design coming from cities like Paris, you may not expect to see lots of inspiration from history but this is exactly what we will be seeing this year. This is good news if you are looking to invest in antiques or source some historical items from the




Garden Planning for Spring

Spring is in the air and for some of us it’s time to start looking at the garden again after what seems like a very long winter has come to an end. A lot about spring gardening involves tidying things up, making sure the lawn is mowed and sweeping away any debris that may have




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




Ikea’s Real Impact On Antique Furniture

Prices for antiques are now at their lowest in relative terms since the 1930s and it’s all Ikea’s fault according to many articles circulating in the media. So are things really as bad as they are saying? Ikea certainly seems to have gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt it has staying