Posted on December 20, 2019
We often hear the term gilded mirrors. But what exactly is gilding?
The term ‘gilding’ is a decorative technique that primarily involves applying fine gold leaf to solid surfaces. Gilding can be done on wooden, stone, or metal surfaces where these get a thin coating of gold on the surface. A gilded object hence is described as ‘gilt’. Beneath the gold layers, you will find layers of gesso and bole.
Posted on November 22, 2019
Refectory tables are a classic example of old world furniture. They are majestic and can provide a beautifully imposing presence around other decor. Oak tables, with their regal appeal, look especially classical! As with all handcrafted furniture pieces from the past, refectory tables are naturally durable and sturdy. The fact that they are made from oak, given all the properties associated with this type of wood, makes them extra robust!
Posted on October 22, 2019
A dresser makes a stylish feature in contemporary decor. The number of ways in which it can be used in modern homes is astounding. An antique piece can effortlessly add charm and character to a space. At Antiques of Woodstock we often have a good collection of dressers from the 17th century onwards.
Posted on September 25, 2019
In the world of antiques, there are quite a few names that are often interchangeably used, such as buffets and sideboards, chests and dressers etc.
Similarly, settles and settees are also quite common descriptions that are transposed – albeit incorrectly! Because, actually, they refer to two different types of furniture altogether.
Posted on August 27, 2019
Antique carvings and statues are decorative antiques that can add character and personality to any decor. Placed cleverly, these can make the perfect focal point and can quite effortlessly add some real character to what was a dull space before.
Quality pieces from the past have a classic appeal of elegance. No matter what the size, they can easily make a significant inclusion into a room. Antique carvings and statues, apart from their decorative potential, also make a wonderful addition to an art or antique collection. These come in many different forms that can help add decorative appeal.
Posted on July 29, 2019
In a contemporary home, an antique dresser can provide a really stylish feature. If you are captivated by the world of antiques, then this stunning design of furniture can effortlessly add charm and character to a modern room.
Posted on June 26, 2019
A 'refectory table' is nothing but an extended version of a normal table and was a common feature in refectories. Refectories being the dining rooms of monasteries. These were also commonly used in boarding schools since being long, they could accommodate a good number of people.
Posted on May 24, 2019
In years gone by, certain types of chair were specifically used by kings and queens of the day, the nobility and senior clergymen. Designed to make an impression, these chairs were symbols of power and status - unique, individually handcrafted pieces of furniture made from quality wood. The designs were very elegant and a beautiful reflection of the period to which they belonged. Detailed carvings, unique shapes and elegant patina were just some of the features that set aside these high class seating options.
Posted on April 25, 2019
Antiques have a time proven appeal - and cleverly used, can add some charm and personality to your kitchen.
At Antiques of Woodstock, Oxfordshire we have some exciting kitchen accessories to adorn your kitchen. Racks of pots and pans always make an interestingly decorative feature in the kitchen.
Posted on March 28, 2019
Looking for a savvy side table to decorate your living room? We have a number of classic walnut options in our collection, amongst which these two beautiful tables are definitely worth your consideration. They both look simply stunning!
This 17th/18th Century Walnut Spanish Side Table is a wonderful example of Spanish period furniture. It is notable for its very simple design detailing that manages to add so much to the overall look and appeal of the piece. This particular table also comes with a handy drawer, to stash away those tiny everyday objects. Eye catching craftsmanship in a glorious colour!
Posted on February 27, 2019
Antiques can add history, charm, and even mystery to your decor!
There are different kinds of antique accessories that you can incorporate into your contemporary home to bring in a traditional feel. Though adding antiques does require some skill and should not be done thoughtlessly. The secret to creating an effortlessly classic style is to make sure that it is carefully curated and well thought out, if not you risk looking like a museum of antique artefacts.
Posted on January 24, 2019
See a wide selection of antique walnut chest of drawers
A chest of drawers is a very versatile piece of furniture with multiple uses around the house. Antiques look great in any situation whilst also providing ample storage space.
Posted on December 20, 2018
Incorporating antique candlesticks into your decor can add a feeling of drama and elegance to the room.
And who said candlesticks need always have candles burning to bring out their beauty? These will function equally well as decorative objects on their own.
Posted on November 28, 2018
Roman art and design often followed two themes - mythological depictions of the Roman Gods, and illustrations by the artists of the Roman Emperors in sculptures, mosaics and paintings.
Roman designs could also have Greek influence, especially predominant in sculptures and paintings.
Posted on October 26, 2018
Like any antique piece of furniture, the experience of searching and finding the right piece of antique is a hard yet a fun process.
Usually made harder, because finding a genuine dealer and a genuine piece of furniture in a world of reproductions is a difficult process. If you are looking for antique furniture like antique oak stools, there are a number of considerations that you need to keep in mind while beginning and carrying on with your process of searching for the right piece of furniture.
Posted on August 18, 2018
Antique Oak Cupboards make a good looking as well as a very functional addition in the home.
Oak furniture always brings in a very elegant vibe with its deep colour tones and alluring appeal.
Cupboards from the antique world prove to be of great use as they provide ample storage space and they have other uses. These can be put in places around the house other than the bedrooms. As oak is very strong the oak cupboards are durable and can withstand rugged use too. Here are you options form buying a good antique oak cupboard.
Posted on June 11, 2018
Posted on April 23, 2018
Antique tapestries and soft furnishings are as important as any other element in the decor of an interior. Tapestries were an important feature in the Tudor palaces and aristocratic homes adorning the walls and giving a very picturesque backdrop. The middle age tapestries had more of a practical function of protecting the rooms from the elements and to insulate big rooms for added comfort.
Posted on March 23, 2018
At Antique Oak Furniture we have special selection of stoneware in our antiquities collection. Antique stoneware are the kind of decorative items that are not always beautiful but what makes them decorative is their uniqueness and historic appeal. It helps to have an understanding of such period items to appreciate their beauty. This is exactly the reason why so many pieces of antique stoneware often make straight to the collector’s collection. Amongst the antique stoneware options there is a wide variety of items such as crocks, jugs, jars and a number of other household items.
Posted on February 19, 2018
Farmhouse tables are charming and bring in a warm and welcoming appeal to wherever they get incorporated. If you are looking for a farmhouse table, oak one especially, here is a quick guide to help you get started
Posted on January 31, 2018
An antique farmhouse table or refectory table makes a very casual yet classy inclusion to the home decor. These are simple and elegant with a rustic appeal and create a feeling of warmth and welcoming. If you have space and often entertain a lot of guests, a farmhouse table is ideal as it has great form and function.
Posted on December 30, 2017
Modern designers have always been enthusiastic about old world furniture for both contemporary and traditional homes. Blending the period furniture in the modern day decor is fairly easy and you just have to take care of a few things before you make your purchase. Here is a quick guide to help you with selecting the perfect antique dining chairs for your home.
Posted on November 22, 2017
Antique chests are not just some pretty pieces of show furniture but are functional too. Apart from being great looking with an air of history and sophistication they are very practical being versatile storage furniture in addition to being suitable as tables and display surfaces.
Here are a few tips for you that might come in handy when an antique chest or coffer.
Posted on November 10, 2017
Antique statues are the kind of decorative elements that add to the charm quotient of a place with their humble presence. These are simple with their non imposing presence yet are packed with an antique charm. These statues make one of the best means to bring in some mystery and history in the home.
Posted on October 02, 2017
Antiques have a charm and presence like no other. Be it hefty furniture pieces or small decorative items like metalware. These look stunning and elegant in the modern environment and most often than not become the instant focal points too.
At Antique Oak furniture, we have a very classic collection of antique metalware amongst our stunning repertoire of elegant oak furniture.
Posted on August 25, 2017
Antique armoires are truely versatile pieces of furniture and can enhance the look of your interior.
These are rustic and beautiful and absolutely functional with the amount of storage space that they provide.
These were used for different purposes in the earlier times and can be repurposed and used in very versatile ways even today.
Posted on August 02, 2017
Oak has been a favourite of many since the very early times and has been used to create furniture pieces like beds, tables, chairs, bookshelves and the like.
In these days where most 'brown' furniture is out of favour oak still retaines its popularity.
Oak furniture is very versatile, comes in a beautiful colour palette and grain and textures and can sit well in a variety of decorating aesthetics.
The styles found are many!
Thanks to the quality of the wood, oak furniture is extremely strong and durable. No wonder the elegant pieces from the past are still found insuch good condition.
Posted on June 05, 2017
Antiques of Woodstock is home to, arguably, one of the finest collections of antique oak furniture in the UK.
The period oak furniture items have the effortless potential to bring in an unmatched class and elegance to any place they are put up in.
Period oak furniture was built to last and hence are very sturdy, heavy and durable. The appeal of these options has always been unmatched.
Oak furniture options are available in abundance and you have these in varying shades of browns from whoch to choose.
Posted on December 11, 2015
We specialise in the supply of 16th, 17th and 18th Century antique oak and country furniture, early metalwork, antiquities and we always carry a stock of Gothic furniture, Renaissance furniture, and medieval artefacts. We also carry a large selection of antiquities dating from the Celtic, Roman, Medieval and Tudor periods and associated early metalwork.