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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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Keeping Up With the Sofas - Yahoo Finance

Keeping Up With the Sofas - Yahoo Finance

LONDON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

DFS leads the UK's great Furniture Facelift in time for Britain's summer celebrations

DFS today reveals that despite 2012 being the UK's biggest year of outdoor celebrations, 61% of us Brits will be avoiding the crowds and queues, choosing instead to stay indoors and entertain friends in a more intimate setting: our very own front rooms.

It's time to forget Buckingham Palace; an Englishman's home is really his castle this year, with 70% of the UK announcing that 2012 is the year they will give-up saving to upgrade and move home, instead opting to make the most of what they already have and make sure it's as comfortable as possible for visiting friends and family.

From research polling 2,000 respondents across the UK, DFS found that rather than choosing latest gadgets or a new bathroom suite, picking a new sofa is at the top of the list of key status symbols to impress their friends.

To keep homes entertainment-ready, the UK is willing to spend up to £3,000 to make their front rooms as hospitable as possible. DFS found that Britain's great Furniture Facelift has been fuelled by TV events such as the recent series of Britain's Got Talent as well as at-home entertainment brands such as Netflix and SingStar ahead of this summer's season of celebrations.

Even though Londoners topped the list of residents most likely to host a party in their front room this summer, it's actually our friends in the North East and Wales who are most in tune with the trend, already planning to invest in a new sofa or easy chair.

To celebrate its first ever high street store on London's iconic Tottenham Court Road, DFS will be catering for people wanting to make the most of at-home summer entertainment, by stocking a new Trophy Cuddler Audio Sofa - a 'cuddler sized' two-person sofa, which comes with built-in iPod entertainment dock with Bluetooth connectivity and USB port, speakers and subwoofer.

DFS operations director Keith Baker commented, "It's no surprise to us at DFS that sofas are increasingly seen as the heart of the home with many people opting to stay in for the summer and transform their front rooms into front rows for the sporting, social and entertainment occasions ahead.

"We have also seen a shift towards 'action' and 'technology' furniture, such as the Audio Sofa, as shoppers increasingly look for furniture that enhances their lifestyle and fits into their family life. Staying in is a cost-conscious option in these days of belt tightening and a new sofa is a quick and simple way to transform a home instantly, without the hassle of redecorating or the cost of moving."

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