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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Embroideries galore in Preeti, Vineet shows - Times of India

The second show on Day 1 of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 saw designer Preeti Chandra translate the 'Matador ruggedness' into 'Matador chic' with her latest collection, while the second half witnessed an explosion of antique embroideries and block prints making up designer Vineet Bahl's 'Caravan'.

Preeti Chandra
Theme: Taking the audience back into the 16th century in the courts of Spain where the torero was known for his elaborately decorated 'Traje de Luces' or the 'Suits of Light', the brilliantly festive line up of embellished jackets, gowns, pants with an emphasis on heavy girdles and collars, capes and corsets, was a sight to behold.

Collection: It was an eclectic line up of fitted knee length dress with jewelled shoes, sheer rose jewelled gown, camel wool dress with jewelled sleeves, net dress with applique work, jewelled velvet shrug with dramatic shoulders and silk dress with layered scalloped shoulder among others in a colour scheme ranging from ivory, black, nude, scarlet, beige, purple, cobalt blue to mustard yellow.

Fabric and detailing: We couldn't have missed the generous use of silk rich in intricate embroidery, and not to mention, the use of jewels and jewel led buttons. Some of the designs stood out for their use of exquisite dabka and fine embroideries on silk including the diaphanous outfits with dainty roes embroidered lending an element of beauty and oomph. Here Preeti's attempt was to transform the jackets worn by the matadors into feminine ones.

Justifying the theme, she says, "There is a feminine angle to every outfit adapted from a matador jacket, and my collection in bold colours is a proof of this."

Rating: 6/10

Vineet Bahl
Titled 'Caravan', Vineet's Autumn/Winter collection celebrates the world traveller by throwing open a world of vintage Romanian shawls and antique Sardinian embroideries to no-fuss silhouettes of the 60s. Says Vineet, "I have used colours juxtaposed with black in the range. My idea of making the girls wear a black polka dotted, high neck inner with black leggings under every outfit was to create a black canvas on which I could do my painting."

Collection: Baby doll dress found multiple interpretations in Vineet's latest line. Among others he used these little dresses to restore the Sardinian block print, and showcase the fine detailing of Afghan prints. On the emphasis on frocks, the designer says, "Indian winter is not so harsh, and hence a beautifully block printed, colourful short dress teamed with tights and knee-length boots with a jacket thrown on will make a definite fashion statement this season."

The highpoint of the collection were the coffee brown blotch tunic worn over brown stripe wide leg pants, black and white Sardinian black print top with threadwork yoke worn over matching mini, antique print Kantha 60s baby doll dress, ginger vintage print tunic with neon detail, and misty rose brocade 60s shift with diamond brooch embroidery.

Fabric and detailing: Raw silk, brocade, georgette, stretch net and lycra formed the basis of Vineet's love for antique embroideries and hand paintings. Silhouettes were comprehensible with streamlined tunics, dresses, A-lined skirts and wide leg pants. The designer brought in his innovations by way of neon accents in Kantha and intricate stonework on brocade.

Rating: 7.5/10


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