Settles and Settee: Same yet Different
Posted on August 01, 2022
Antique Settees and Settles date back hundreds of years and were a usual feature in the homes of the time. Both are a type of seating furniture, with a settle being a time evolved comfortable version of the good old bench.
Charming Antique Drawings for your Home
Posted on June 29, 2022
Art doesn’t always have to be flamboyant. Sometimes the simplest of pieces can make an interesting inclusion in a decor. When talking about paintings the first thing most people think of will typically be abstracts, portraits, landscapes or still lifes.
Store in Style with Antique Boxes
Posted on May 26, 2022
Antique pieces of furniture were often made with an intention of having both looks and utility. While they added wonderfully to the décor, these pieces of furniture were also quite functional with most pieces also providing ample concealed storage space. Coffers and ottoman were amongst such functional pieces of furniture which could be put to good use. In our collection at Antiquated Antiques, we have a few good decorative antique boxes that can be utilised wonderfully in modern homes.
Decorating with Garden Statues
Posted on May 12, 2022
Gardens often have a mystical and magical character about them. The soothing colours and fragrances of the flowers and soils are a treat to the senses. Landscaping and garden statues add wonderfully to the visual stimulation, with their elegant and at times playful character. The most important thing when it comes to garden statues is how and where you place them. Where are the best spots in your garden to display a good statue?
Decorative Antique Music Stand
Posted on March 31, 2022
Antiquated Antiques has always held a very versatile stock of antiques in its collection. When searching for new items, we are always excited to bring in something unique and offbeat from the world of antiques. From cheese drainers to decorative skittles to furniture pieces, we have had it all in our collection.
Decorative Accessories for Quirky Souls
Posted on March 04, 2022
Do you have an affinity for quirky and unusual pieces? Antiquated Antiques has always kept a wonderful collection of décor items that can spruce up your space. We have a beautiful range of decorative antique accessories in store for you. From decorative painted skittles to Keith Reilly Cow Drawers there are some interesting items that you might like for your space if you have a quirky streak to your personality.
Where can you use Chests of Drawers?
Posted on February 02, 2022
Chests of drawers offer some of the most versatile pieces of furniture, especially antique chest of drawers that are absolute winners when it comes to form and function. They are not only versatile but also elegant and attractive. If you are of the opinion that a chest belongs only in the bedroom, think again. This is an adaptable piece of furniture that can be put to use in every part of your home in different ways. We have this wonderful American Chest of Drawers amongst our collection of predominantly English furniture pieces. This limed oak bow front chest of drawers is by the famous James Mcreery and sons, New York.
How important is Art to Interiors?
Posted on December 31, 2021
When it comes to the relationship between art and interiors, one can certainly exist without the other, but they are much better when they are together! Art can elevate your space to another level, making your everyday life more interesting and exciting. Art is versatile and it doesn't always have to be a big statement piece that takes up a huge portion of your living space. Sometimes the tiniest of details and some subtle additions can make all the difference.
Beautiful Antique Coffers
Posted on November 30, 2021
Antique coffers are typically one of the most unassuming pieces of furniture you will come across. These antique boxes were often quite plain and simple, especially compared to some of the other different forms of furniture that was made during the olden times. A coffer was often constructed from solid oak planks, featuring a hinged lid with either a simple pegged construction or old iron clout nails. Oak coffers were quite popular and the most common. A coffer was used for different purposes, not only built for storing goods but also providing a surface to sit on. Many homes also used them as a stylish side table.
Folk Art Rocking Horse
Posted on October 28, 2021
Rocking horses have always been a timeless childhood favourite. These beautifully carved toys of the past make for highly treasured heirlooms. Antique rocking horses that are still in good condition ride quite high in the affections of collectors and kids alike.
Antique Occasional Tables for Versatile Uses
Posted on October 01, 2021
Have you ever wondered why occasional tables are called occasional tables? Funnily enough these came to be called occasional tables because they did not really have any official designated use. Occasional tables can sit well in any room of the home, working well on their own or as part of an ensemble of versatile furniture items.
A Chest of Drawers that can be reinvented to suit your Style
Posted on August 24, 2021
Antique chests of drawers have always been a favourite for interior decorators and antique lovers alike. These are good looking and absolutely functional. The best part about these chests is that they are available in different shapes and sizes. From simple to richly ornate, there is a wide variety with options that will suit different decorative requirements.
Antique Italian Sofas
Posted on July 23, 2021
When you introduce an antique to your home decor, it brings character and comfort at the same time. An antique reupholstered seating option may perfectly fit your style. Reupholstering is one of the best ways to modernise an antique sofa. Geometric designs or traditional patterns like damasks or florals never fail to impress. A particularly impressive example in our collection is this elegant 18th Century Italian Sofa that has been fully restored to its original condition. If you have an affinity for florals, this antique raspberry linen and Mulberry tapestry will make a wonderful statement in any room.
Elegant and Classic Antique Candlesticks
Posted on June 29, 2021
A very recent addition to our collection is this beautiful pair of 18th-century candlesticks. Including candlesticks in your home decor, especially antique ones, can add a fantastic sense of drama and character to your room. If you have a mantel that needs dressing up, two matching candlesticks like this gorgeous pair may make the perfect choice. Placed on either end of the mantel, they will gracefully frame anything you choose to display in the centre, whilst creating a sense of harmony and balance. A pair of classic candlesticks like this can also beautifully flank a decorative piece to create an elegant timeless look.
Unique Victorian Corrective Chair
Posted on May 21, 2021
Antiquated Antiques is home to a wonderful variety of antique chairs that will make a classic addition to modern-day decor. The pieces in our collection are not heavily ornate, however they feature just the perfect level of quirk that will make an interesting inclusion in your home. The best part about antique furniture is that it offers something very unique and adds oodles of character to your decor whilst also having an interesting history, which is sure to be a talking point amongst your guests.
Antique Chests of Drawers
Posted on April 25, 2021
At Antiquated Antiques, we have a beautiful collection of chests of drawers. Chests have been one of the most iconic pieces of antique furniture and were typically made from oak or other native woods such as walnut or mahogany. Chests of drawers were often commissioned by the upper classes from specialist cabinet makers, however nowadays there are some beautiful options that are widely available.
Antique Table for Home Office
Posted on March 23, 2021
Have you had a look at this simple yet elegant antique 18th century table? Where do we recommend you use it? A home work space maybe? Since the trend of mixing and matching styles is often a winner, blending of styles to create a work space will also give you a unique workspace for your home. This antique desk comes with a single drawer and a polished top.
Antique Chesterfield Sofa
Posted on February 26, 2021
Whilst it was traditionally only seen in formal settings, the buttoned upholstery detail has seeped into home interiors of all kinds. There is something about the charm and pleasing curves of chesterfield sofas that bring oodles of character into any living space. Take this antique chesterfield sofa covered in vintage grain sacks and drop end arms for instance. The traditional deep buttoned appearance is balanced well with the neutral-coloured upholstery which can make it an easy fit into contemporary designs.
18th Century Antique Oak Dresser
Posted on January 22, 2021
Is traditional and elegant your design preference? Then this antique 18th Century oak dresser base is something that you must see. A warm and earthy colour tone, natural wood texture, simple and clean yet still very attractive, featuring fielded drawers, flanked by arched fielded panelled doors, this antique dresser does not lack in appealing attributes.
Decorative Pair of Lions
Posted on December 27, 2020
Do you want to bring in some mystery and history into your contemporary garden? We have this perfect pair of decorative nicely detailed Pair of Lions that will make an excellent garden accessory. Old world pieces like this pair bring in the much-needed drama to simple spaces and also provide modern homes with an antique twist.
Vintage Music Holder
Posted on November 27, 2020
Antiquated Antiques has a beautiful range of antique decorative accessories in store for you. An interesting one that can be quite functional is this vintage Florentine Music Holder. The gold & white holder can be used as a classic sheet music holder or even a wood magazine rack. And if not for sheet music it is also just perfect as a newspaper stand. If you have a music room, there is nothing quite as classic and elegant as this music holder to add to the beauty and aesthetic of the place.
Vintage Box Original Painting
Posted on October 21, 2020
At Antiquated Antiques, we have a fine collection of decorative antiques that will make great gift options as well. If you have someone with enough quirks and love for experimenting with their decor, we have a fine variety of fun decorative antiques that will make amazing gift options for them. We have a good collection of decorative antiques and collectibles which include vintage antiques, antique glassware, antique stoneware and carvings, antique pottery, antique figures, and other decorative items.
Bvlgari Automatic Watch
Posted on September 22, 2020
Watches make an interesting collectable for vintage collectors as well as aficionados. While watches from certain known brands are quite sought after, there are also those with significant historical importance that make it to the collections as well.
Versatile Antique Seating Options
Posted on August 21, 2020
Mixing antique items among a modern décor can be a great way to achieve unique decorating goals. Creating such small contrasts can keep a decor fresh, add depth while creating an aesthetically appealing balance. Adding a touch of vintage seating can be a great way of creating a unique blend. A small piece of antique seating furniture in a modern room can become a classic focal point.
French Cheese Drainer - An Unusual Centrepiece!
Posted on July 21, 2020
If you are amongst those who love to repurpose items to enhance your decor, we have some ideal options for you in our collection that can be beautifully added to a room in the most innovative manner.
At Antiquated Antiques, we have a wonderful variety of items in our collection. Check out this early French Cheese Drainer for instance. Bold, and thought provoking, this is is the perfect accessory to grace a kitchen or be used inside or outside as a garden planter. Lined and filled with soil, or used with a collection of pots, a cheese drainer is a versatile planter, and this will be a great addition to any room.
Antique Garden Ornaments
Posted on May 20, 2020
Garden antiques are capable of lending your outdoors a pleasant and unique appeal. Antique statues especially! They look charming and have a rustic appeal about them.
Statuary is an age-old art that has been around since the beginning of time. The art of making sculptures goes as far back as prehistoric times. Those times saw the use of ivory or soft stone for creating beautiful statues. Sculptors often used stone and lead for creating statues during the early 18th Century. The use of other materials such as bronze and marble was seen later as the art evolved over the years.
Posted on April 22, 2020
Antiquated Antiques always have some quirky items from the world of antiques that make fabulous and unique decorative accessories in the modern-day decor. We seek out interesting and unique pieces such as pots, vintage rocking horses, pottery jugs and more. These are usually one of a kind or items that are only available once in a while. Such pieces make interesting collector's pieces as well as being great decorative accessories.
Limited Edition Prints
Posted on March 24, 2020
At Antiquated Decorative Antiques, we have a good collection of rare and unique antique sketches, paintings and prints.
Amongst this collection of ours, we have a limited edition print by Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009). Donald Hamilton Fraser was a famous British artist well known for his drawings of ballet dancers and thickly painted landscapes in vibrant colour. The piece in our collection is a limited edition print, 'Dancer'.
Folding Leather Chair
Posted on February 24, 2020
At Antiquated Antiques, we have a stunning collection of antique furniture and decorative accessories that will make a real decorative asset or a gift-worthy item for a collector. On one of our recent antique hunting trips, we found this stunning new folding chair. This folding chair is in great condition and will make a fine inclusion in a contemporary décor. The simple clean lines, unusual design and the fresh colour of the leather upholstery will make it an easy fit.
Collecting Antique Coasters
Posted on January 22, 2020
Did you know that there are people who are seriously into coaster collecting and look for the rarest and most unique examples? Coasters or beer mats as they are also known as in the UK, make a collector's item. The hobby of collecting these is known as 'tegestology' amongst the more sophisticated aficionados of this pastime!
Large French Glass Bottle - Decorative Antiques
Posted on December 20, 2019
Are you thinking of a decorative bottle or vase like this pretty looking globe-like bottle from the world of French antiques? Items like this come with good decorative potential. Here are two decorative ideas that never really go wrong or out of style!
Buying Vintage - A Handy Guide
Posted on November 22, 2019
Are you shopping for antiques or vintage items? First, let’s understand what the difference is between antique and vintage. It is all about age; antiques are a minimum of 100 years old, and vintage is at least 20 years old.
Are Antique Decoy Ducks Valuable?
Posted on October 22, 2019
Yes, antique duck decoys have become one of the most sought after collectables. Duck decoys were used in the past for hunting to attract real ducks. Carved from wood, these resemble real ducks and the ones available from the olden times have now become antique collectables that are quite valuable.
Immerse yourself in a World of 18th Century Antique Dressers
Posted on September 25, 2019
There is so much to admire about this stunning 18th Century small oak dresser base with fielded drawers and flanked by arched fielded panelled doors. Its prominent colour and flawless patina are why this is such an elegant example of fine antique furniture, which is sure to provide a stylish feature amongst both traditional or contemporary décor – and a beautiful focal point in the home.
What is a Coffer?
Posted on August 27, 2019
A coffer was considered to be a chest of importance back in the 17th Century. These were specifically commissioned chests made for individuals to store their personal belongings.
They were often created by the local joiners and were used for general-purpose items. Some coffers were also used for seating as well as for sleeping on. It was common for adults to have their own coffers, and at times, children would also have their own individual coffers. Amongst wealthier families, it was not uncommon for an individual to have multiple coffers.
Bring your garden to life with antique garden furniture and decorative items
Posted on July 30, 2019
Have you ever given a thought to incorporating some antique charm into your garden, patio or terrace? If you have antiques in your home already, why not use that same design flair for your outdoors too and create a beautiful garden. Even a modern garden can look fantastic with the right antique item cleverly placed.
Antiquated - feature in ANTIQUE COLLECTING MAGAZINE, May 2019
Posted on May 15, 2019
Vicki was thrilled that a photo of her stall at Petworth Antiques Market was the main image in an article on Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair, May 2019.
Check out this beautiful Pair of French Outdoor Tables
Posted on April 25, 2019
Grace your patio with this beautiful pair of French Outdoor Tables
With the summer fast approaching, its time to get your garden or orangery prepared for some outdoor lounging, tea parties and barbeques.
Picture the warm breeze and the birds in the trees. We have the perfect furniture options for you to get started - they also add some design and flair that only comes from buying unique old pieces with a story to tell!
Check out this Antique cheese board
Posted on March 26, 2019
Presenting different varieties of cheese is an art, and ardent cheese lovers are very particular about the way their cheese is presented.
Wooden boards have always been the most favoured option for presenting cheese during meal times. Over the years this style has also evolved, and today we see a mind-boggling variety of trays, boards, and plates being used for this purpose.
Are you looking for antique French armchairs? We have classic Provincial options available with us!
Posted on March 01, 2019
Often when we read about the history of French Antiques, it is more about the luxurious pieces of furniture created to suit the royals and aristocrats. But there is a specific style of furniture called French provincial style that was designed for everyday use and had a simpler vibe.
French Provincial furniture styles took inspiration from the Louis XV and Louis XVI era in Versailles but were not as opulent and more humble appearance wise.
Buy wide range of unique antique jewellery online
Posted on January 28, 2019
Finding elegant antique furniture is one thing - as it is readily available across any number of different antique dealers. However, finding antique jewellery is something else altogether.
Antique jewellery is a rare find, and you must grab it quickly if you find something you like, as these are some of the fastest moving items in the world of antiques.
Selecting Antique Table Lamps for Your Home
Posted on December 20, 2018
No room is complete without the right kind of lighting, and antique lighting solutions make a fantastic statement in any decor.
At Antiquated Decorative Antiques, Petworth we often have decorative antique lighting solutions that include vintage lighting, standard antique table lamps, antique lanterns, antique tea caddy lamp, Victorian desk lamps, pairs of bedside table lamps, living room table lamps, antique chandeliers, antique wall lights and a lot more.
See Our Selection Of Antique Tables
Posted on November 28, 2018
Take a look at this fine Georgian table. This Georgian example showcases a simple appearance, a deep rich colour and clean fine lines. The lack of ornate detailing makes it a perfect fit with any decor. The size of this table is just right, making it useful for a number of different purposes to increase the functionality of a room as well as its appearance.
Are You Looking For Antique Rocking Horses?
Posted on October 26, 2018
Rocking Horses have been one of the most popular toys of the past. It is believed that they came into being sometime during the early 17th Century.
Tan Chest of Drawers for the contemporary home
Posted on September 24, 2018
Designers often favour furniture that is classic in style and in shades of brown. A single classic piece of furniture can enhance the feel and function of your home.
Chests of drawers are a very versatile pieces of furniture in the modern home. Importantly they are useful, often offering ample storage space. And the antique versions available are simply a class apart.
Antique oak dresser base
Posted on August 22, 2018
Antique dressers make a very versatile piece of furniture option that can be used in a number of ways. These not only look great but also provide great functionality with the storage space they provide. At Antiquated Antiques we specialize in 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture, decorative items, Folk art, Paintings, Garden objects and rare and unusual items. We have quite a few antique painted furniture options, distressed furniture and shabby chic furniture too.
Decorative antique mirrors
Posted on July 27, 2018
We have a selected collection of Decorative Antique Mirrors here at Antiquated Antiques.
From checking your reflection to creating an illusion of space in a compact room to brightening up a room by reflecting light, to just being an elegant decorative accessory, a mirror plays a versatile role in the home. The ones with a period appeal add a different dimension to the room altogether.
The Beauty of Antique Chairs is Now Within Your Reach
Posted on July 05, 2018
If you are on the lookout for some classic old world seating options, then Antiquated Antiques is the place to be!
Here at Antiquated we have an amazing variety of antique , vintage and decorative seating options that include antique painted furniture, distressed furniture and shabby chic furniture. Our selection often includes sofas, daybeds, antique chairs in pairs and singles chairs. Each is unique and differently designed. The colours are subtle and elegant and will add to the charm of your space.
Why Decorative Antiques Are a Great Choice for the Home
Posted on June 12, 2018
A good interior design is all about the perfect balance between all the decorative elements that are put to use. The shapes, textures, style, colour schemes etc all need to be in perfect harmony to look aesthetically appealing. When thinking about harmony remember the mix of the old world items with the new works very well and has a very classic appeal to it.