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  • investment guidance ART NOUVEAU THE NEXT BIG DEAL

    Art Nouveau… the next big deal?

    Art Nouveau and Art Deco are often confused. Most probably due to the fact that both movements occurred at the beginning of the 20th Century and both start with the word ‘art’. This, however, is where the similarities end. Art Nouveau was named after the famous Parisian art gallery “La Maison de l‘Art Nouveau”, owned by avant-garde art collector Siegfried […]

    17th October 2017


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    The Enduring Influence of Erté

    When it comes to Art Deco, one artist can be credited for influencing a generation more than any other. Romain de Tirtoff, more commonly known by his pseudonym Erté, was a true polymath. He was brilliantly gifted in art and design across a wide swath of mediums, including graphic arts, jewellery, costuming, set design, interior décor and fashion. His enduring […]

    13th July 2017


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    Writing antiques into fashion

    In many towns, the traditional high street antique shops are disappearing. Rents grow ever higher, and some styles of antiques have fallen out of fashion. As a result, more and more shops are abandoning their brick and mortar locations, and collectors are lamenting a dearth of local antiques shops. In the age of the Internet and myriad social media selling […]

    28th March 2017


  • HOW TO START COLLECTING ANTIQUES

    How to Start Collecting Antiques

      Even in this very modern world, antique collecting is very much alive and well. People still want a piece of history or a sentimental find that contributes much to their homes, whether they choose to build a collection of one artist’s work, or prefer a certain style. We are extremely lucky in Britain to have a very vibrant antique […]

    17th February 2017


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