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Silver is prized for its beauty, versatility and intrinsic value. Our blog explores how silver is crafted, decorated and its value verified by hallmarking.

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The Livery Hall, The Goldsmiths' Company

Silver is one of the most valuable and beautiful metals. Our blog explores the history of silver production and application. 

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Baccarat 'Tuzla' Chandelier at the Baccarat Museum, Paris

Buyers in the 19th Century were enamoured with Baccarat glassware. Our guide to the firm looks at the company's most iconic designs.

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Gothic Revival style KPM porcelain triptych, German, 19th Century

A guide to one of the most underrated names in European porcelain: Berlin's Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur, or Royal Porcelain Manufactory.

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Pietra dura panel from the Pietra Dura Museum in Florence

Pietra dura is one of the lesser-known decorative arts, and yet one of the finest. Read about how it's made and how it came to be so highly regarded here.

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Cellini's Perseus with the Head of Medusa

How it's made, its history, the famous artists and their works: read our comphrehensive guide to the art of bronze sculpture.

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The Louis XVI room at the Louvre Museum

Our guide to the basic principles of ensuring that your antique furniture remains in prime condition, including positioning, cleaning, and transporting.

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View of Tokyo's Shin-Ohashi bridge in Rain by Kobayashi Kiyochika

Japanese Meiji period antiques are some of the most desirable works on the market today. We take a look at the intriguing history of this tumultuous time.

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Mansion of Baron Stieglietz, drawing room

An antique mirror is a must-have for a luxury interior. We look at some of the most opulent, elaborate and beautiful mirrors made throughout history.

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Interior of Kenwood House

A guide to the best places to see antiques in London, including palatial homes, eccentric interiors and magnificent art collections.

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The Lady of Shalott by Waterhouse

This blog post delves into the diverse and fascinating history of 19th Century European painting.

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The Crystal Palace

For many, there is little more beautiful than the passage of light through a fine piece of crystal. We take a look at the long history of this magical material.

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