Carpets and rugs from Asia have been popular in western culture and markets for hundreds of years; the famous 16th century German-born painter Hans Holbein, renowned for his portraits of famous Brits such as Henry VIII, even has a style named after him for the significance of these carpets in his desirable portraits.
We've collated together some essential tips for buying antiques and vintage items. Be flexible and patient. Commercialisation has made us picky and impatient. It takes time and a keen eye to shop vintage, be open-minded, browse and investigate whatever catches your eye.
There’s a myriad of reasons to buy vintage and antiques: pieces are on the whole cheaper, it means you can find unique décor that no one else will have, antique pieces are often made with exquisite craftsmanship and it’s more sustainable than buying new.
They may seem world's apart, but the Bronze Age has been catapulted into the flashy world of Frieze.
Chinese ceramics and porcelain have a long and illustrious history. These world-renowned ceramics are not only remarkable for the quality and artistry involved in their production, but the ways in which their styles and motifs can be traced from the early Palaeolithic era to the modern day.
In our 'It's worth how much?!' blog series, we explore ten items that have been hidden away for quite some time to then be revealed worth more than what anyone could imagine. Could there be a priceless masterpiece lurking in your home? Lets take a look at these miraculous findings.
Since launching our auction partnership with Auctionata and Paddle8, we have been pleased to offer ValueMyStuff clients the opportunity to sell the treasured items that we have valued on these exciting and ground-breaking auction channels. From ancient artifacts to contemporary masterpieces, below are some of the items our experts valued, which are coming up for sale in September.
Whether you are looking for a dining table for your new home, or wish replace that old armchair that’s been around for years, this buyer’s guide aims to help you make the most informed decision. Since the furniture market is such a vast and global one, we decided to focus on mid-century modern pieces of furniture. This area is very fashionable in interior design circles at the moment, especially with the rise of ‘retro’ furnishings. For this reason, it is a great area to invest in and enjoy.