What To Look For When Assessing The Quality Of Antique Furniture

Posted on: 25 July 2017

Antique furniture can be a very fun addition to your home and can also be worth a lot. However, buying antique furniture can be a challenging experience because some pieces of furniture may be more fragile and some pieces of furniture may also be different from more modern pieces you may be used to working with. Also, by inspecting the antique furniture, you can often determine if it was handmade or manufactured.
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3 Types Of Art Worth Collecting For Your Home

Posted on: 18 January 2016

Going to an art shop like Gallery Phillip gives you access to many different styles of beautiful works that would look lovely in your home. If you can't decide between a modern still life, a whimsical watercolor, or a bold oil painting, then you can feel overwhelmed by your options. Not only are there wonderful paintings and photographs to choose from, but often statues and figures as well. When it comes to choosing art in an art shop, here are 3 types worth collecting for your home.
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Appraising Your Antiques: Getting More For Less

Posted on: 3 September 2015

If you have a painting you've inherited, or a large group of old dolls, you're probably wondering how much they are worth. Antiques are particularly unique since most are handmade and they typically only exist in limited numbers. Some people pay top dollar to have a professional appraise, or assess an item's worth. For those of you who don't want to shell out the extra cash but the curiosity of your item's value is gnawing at you, there are some ways you can have that unusual lamp your grandmother left you appraised for less.
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Seven Sea Creatures Commonly Seen In Totemic Art

Posted on: 18 March 2015

The totemic art of Western Canada and Southeastern Alaska is rich in imagery from the sea. Dolphins, orcas, blue whales, and salmon all play important roles in carvings, paintings, and totem poles. The following are seven creatures of the sea commonly seen in the totemic art of the Haida and Tlingit tribes of British Columbia and the islands of Southeast Alaska. Salmon Salmon symbolizes strength, survival, inspiration, and renewal. A piece of artwork featuring a salmon or several salmon is an excellent choice to give to a loved one who is navigating a challenging passage in life.
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