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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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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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Sainte-chapelle

Intricate details, towering buildings, the celebration of light, and monumental beauty: our guide to the fascinating history of the Gothic style.

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A Royal Palace in Morocco by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant

The 19th Century Middle East was the subject of intense European fascination – as a theatre of war, a place of learning, and an inspiration for some exquisite art.

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Renoir painting

Our latest blog post investigates the sheer beauty and unstoppable innovation of the Belle Epoque.

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Ormolu mounted satyrs on neoclassical table

It’s impossible to buy European antiques without coming across ormolu. Our extensive guide unravels the mystery of this precious and beautiful material.

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