Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Awards for church chair designs - Christian Today

Awards for church chair designs - Christian Today

The Bishop of London this week presented awards to designers for their stylish and innovative church chair designs.

The winners of the Church of England's church chair design competition were announced by Dr Richard Chartres at a ceremony held at St John's Church in Hyde Park, London.

In addition to the bishop, the judging panel included one of the country's leading furniture designers and makers, John Makepeace, illustrator Matthew Rice, chair of the Church Buildings Council, Anne Sloman, and vicar of St John's, the Rev Stephen Mason.

The winners of the students and recent graduates categories were Nick Shurey and Sebastian Klawiter, who will take away £1,000.

They said: “It was a real honour to have been involved, and we’re ecstatic to have won – it was a real surprise.

"We spent much time on establishing our starting-point and then it was a last-minute dash to get our initial design submitted by the deadline.

"A lot of effort then went into working up the finished design."

They added: “We had never worked together before, and hope we’ll have another opportunity.”

The second category was for design professionals, with the award going to Tomoko Azumi at the TNA Design Studio.

She said: “It was a real privilege to have taken part in the competition, using my knowledge of chair design in the context of church buildings ancient and modern. I am really pleased to have had this opportunity to help enhance the community’s use of such buildings.”

The final category acknowledged the quality of design in seats already in production.

Nigel Shepherd, Luke Hughes & Company, picked up an award for their stacking bench, while the second award in the category went to Simon Pengelly, of Chorus, for his wooden stacking chair.

Mr Shepherd said: “I am thrilled to have this design recognised in such a way. It is brilliant the way this competition has drawn attention to the importance of good design for furniture in churches.”

Mr Pengelly commented: “I am honoured to have won in this category. Too much church furniture is poorly designed and made. This whole competition has been inspiring in what it is trying to achieve in opening up awareness of the importance of design excellence.”

Dr Chartres said the response to the competition had been extraordinary.

"There is a need to open up our churches more and more as community hubs for a great variety of purposes.

"We’re in this for permanency, for eternity, so our furnishings, while being flexible, have to signal something of that as well.

He continued: “Our aims were very simple. We wanted to engage designers with the potential that exists in a very flourishing church context; we wanted to help parishes consider very carefully how they replace pews when their removal has been agreed; we wanted to encourage the highest possible standards of design in our churches; and we wanted to widen the range of affordable as well as well-designed chairs.”

Designs were judged on their sympathy with historic church interiors, affordability, functionality, comfort and aesthetic merit.

The Church hopes that the best of the designs from the competition will go into manufacture.

Mr Makepeace said: "Furniture design is about linking people to the building they’re in. As society has become more sedentary, we have become dependent on seating that provides better support than a flat seat and back. Given the quality of our churches, we need chairs which are comfortable, classically simple and enduring.”


Norwood Consignment Store Celebrates Spring With Unique New Arrivals - YAHOO!

Gabriel's Consignment Store in Norwood, Massachusetts is rolling out a wealth of new arrivals from area estates, including furniture, antiques, and accessories.

Norwood, MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2012

Spring has certainly sprung for Gabriel's Consignment Store in Norwood, Massachusetts. The store's upscale offerings of antiques, furnishings, and jewelry are refreshed this month as all-new inventory is prepared for release. The store's 9000 square foot furniture consignment gallery will feature never before seen pieces from prominent estates in Dover, Weston, Boston, and many more.

Gabriel's spring selection renewal provides new inspiration to customers looking for a special piece to finish off a remodeled room, or just replacing worn-out furnishings with something unique. Spring-cleaning goes hand-in-hand with updating a room's decor or style, and Gabriel's Consignment is committed to making these ventures possible with their extensive new inventory. With over 40 years of experience in the antique and consignment markets, the store's employees can recommend pieces for any sense of style.

The constantly revolving and renewing selection of designer collections promises a unique experience for buyers, with daily new arrivals staying one step ahead of their expectations. Whether customers favor classical or contemporary designs, the showroom at Gabriel's Consignment Store offers a unique selection. From large furnishings to small accessories and artistic pieces, customers will find a vast variety of styles represented.

Gabriel's Consignment Store plans to host several on-site estate sales throughout the summer, giving customers direct access to the "finds" that make the store's selection so extensive. Their spring selection also offers the exclusive finds of estate jewelry, purses and scarves to the public, plus many other antique accessories.

The store's full consignment services are available to private individuals, estates and businesses alike, and the owners promise to fit the needs of any seller. Gabriel's Consignment Store is dedicated to serving the consignment and antique needs of the Norwood area, and strives to always offer their pieces at a competitive price. Owner Peter Gavrilles explains: "We don't use 'automatic markdowns', we set the cost at a fair, reasonable price from the start."

About the company:

With over 40 years experience in Fine Antiques, New and pre-owned Home Furnishings, Gabriel's Consignment has the best selection of Furniture & Decorative Accessories. From private individuals to entire estates, interior Design firms and business liquidations, they offer full consignment services to suit your needs. For more information visit their website at

Peter Gavrilles
Gabriel's Consignment Store
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