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Antique Phones for Decor and Conversation

Antique phones are an intriguing part of decor that can go well with nearly all decorating schemes, colours and styles. An antique phone as part of your decor is sure to be a conversation piece. In this day and age when telephones are small enough to get lost in a purse and many people don't even use landline home telephones at all, an antique phone is a novelty. Most children today have never even seen a rotary dial phone much less one that has
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What You Need to Know About Vintage Wooden Chairs

Vintage furniture pieces are starting to get more and more popular among today's homeowners. In the past, you will seldom see people shopping in second-hand stores and antique shops. But now, it's were everyone's going. This is mainly because vintage furniture pieces feature designs that you are probably never going to find anywhere else. One of the most popular vintage pieces today is the vintage wooden chairs. Although some people may see them
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Create A Brand New Face For An Old Rocker With The Latest Designs Of Rocking Chair Cushions Available Today

There are now so many designs for chairs that aimed to provide comfort and full relaxation to users, but nothing beats the classic appeal of rocking-chairs though people not commonly placed it in their living room. These chairs with rocking are placed in different areas of the house that are ideal for relaxation, and some quiet moments such as in the bedroom, in the nursery room or outdoors. The special design of these chairs with rocking makes
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There Is Stated Techniques To implement When Shipping Antiques From Place To Place, Let Me Analyze

When you have decided to move out of your dwelling into a brand new one, a man along with a van must be hired to do the job, especially in case you are moving beneficial items for example antiques. A skilled removals organization knows the best way to move beneficial items and has considerable encounter. On the other hand, you can find some factors an antiques owner could do in preparation for the move. A pretty essential 1 is obtaining your anti
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Improve Your House with Antique Grandfather Clocks

For those people who want to have a relaxing feel whenever they go home after a hard day's work, one way to design your house is by adding a lot of wooden furniture that will make it feel more homey as opposed to having a lot of furniture that are made from synthetic materials. This is because natural materials such as wood have a more soothing vibe to them which will make you feel relaxed unlike material such as plastic which will have a more c
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Obtain pleasing Antique Vintage Furniture

Have you sensed the awe-inspiring aura that surrounds Antique and Vintage furniture? It captures the moments of the past when furniture wasn't just working, but gorgeously crafted. Manufactured by professional craftsmen and their wishful apprentices, pieces that we look on so fondly today, were often arranged by royalty. Think of far-famed carpenters, kings and queens of eras gone by. Magnificent antique reproduction furniture has its wood highl
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Antique Mantels over a Marble Fireplace - How Cozy and Snug Is That on a Cold Winter's Night?

Imagine the scene: a large soft-weave or loose-weave rug in front of an antique marble fireplace with an antique mantel above, a fire crackling in the fireplace and the lights are turned down low, sharing a glass of wine with someone special while lazing on the rug while all around outside the chill winter weather paints a canvas of white. Now, while your imagination runs wild reminiscing about days gone by - or, indeed, days to come, is there a
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Jacobean Style Antique Furniture

Jacobean is a term used to cover all English style furniture from the reign of King James I to King James II. However, throughout this span of time Jacobean furniture showed markedly different influences. The earliest Jacobean furniture was influenced mainly by Elizabethan (1603 -1688) styled furniture. Commonwealth Style (1649-1660) marks the middle of the Jacobean Period, when the furniture was of simpler design and undecorated. The late Jacobe
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A Corner Chair Makes Odd Spaces Work

Whether you have a small space or you have an oddly spaced room that you're having trouble finding the right furniture for, a corner chair can help you solve the problem. Unlike conventional chairs which don't fit well into tight corners, corner chairs have backs on two sides making them comfortable to sit in when placed in a corner. These chairs work great in entries, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. One area that corner chairs are often us
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The Best Way to Identify Antiques

One of the most well known timbers is the Mahogany, which is mostly imported from the nations like Cuba, San Domingo, Bahamas and Honduras. It is red-brown. There are others trees that have come to be known as Mahogany but they are not actually Mahogany. Cuba produces the best variety of Mahogany during the second half of the eighteenth century. Mahogany is one of the best timber to work with and easy to maintain. At one time Queen Anne walnut f
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The History of Antique Wheelchairs

Modern wheelchairs are lightweight, customizable, and available for sports, battery-operated and constantly being improved. In spite of the modern feel of wheelchairs, they have been around in one form or another for much longer than most people would guess. Probably from the time that wheels were invented and the time that chairs were around, it was natural that the two would come together. If that seems like an exaggeration, then read on about
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Some of the Antique Makers and Designers

The majority of English cabinet-makers are known to us only by their names; only rarely is it possible to say who made a particular piece. When this can be done it is for one of two reasons: either because the original bill has been preserved, or because the name of the maker was inlaid, stamped or printed on a paper label inside the article. The following are some brief notes on a very few of the more important designers and makers who worked in
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Antique Furniture Basics

Antiques may be of many different kinds and of all the antique collectibles and furniture happens to be the most popular and practical choice. Antique furniture is distinct from other categories of antiques in the sense that no one collects the same type of object repeatedly. It means that you would not want to buy and collect only tables or chests and fill up your home with everything the same. However, you may have a specific liking to certain
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An Introduction to Antique Furniture

Furniture has been a domestic necessity in all civilisations, ancient to modern (and in-between) and has been produced in large quantities over the centuries. Developed from humble beginnings whereby the furniture was constructed out of simple designs by and large cut straight from one section of a tree to more advanced skilfully constructed pieces made possible by more advanced construction and woodwork techniques. The basic requirements and cat
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Antique Furniture

An American view .. An antique is typically described as a curio or furniture that is more than a hundred years old. Many people like to decorate their homes with furniture that is antique in nature. Carved wooden ornamental and period furniture best represents this kind of ornamentation. Antique furniture predominantly with wooden carvings allows you to recreate a period lifestyle in your living room, making it distinctive and keeping with the s
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Tips for buying antique furniture

For those who love a hunt, buying antique furniture from auction sales and garage sales is a great deal of fun. There is the thrill of finding an ornate piece of antique oak furniture or a mirrored side panel. Before setting out for antique furniture shopping, individuals should know something about the history of antique furniture and should be able to determine the true value of the pieces. It is only under such circumstances will an individual
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Antiques and Contemporary Home Decor Can Blend

Contemporary home décor is, of course, very relative notion. What is contemporary for you will be old-fashioned for your children. Now contemporary home décor means glass, minimalism, and plenty of storage for electronics. If you think that there is no place for your family heirlooms in the modern design of your house, think twice and you will find a way to integrate great-grandmother's Victoriana into a 21st century home. Small Things So
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