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Canonbury Antiques product guide and review section with articles on styles of art, furniture care, antiques periods, designers, lists, how to guides and interior design tips.


Why People Still Love the Escritoire

The word escritoire comes from the French meaning 'small desk' - they are great space saving devices alongside looking fab in various styles including French Empire, Napoleon II and Louis XVI...



More Articles of Interest

How to Decorate a Gilt Console Table and Mirror APR.10.2019

Gilt console tables and mirror sets are perfect for displaying decorative pieces - vases, urns, busts etc - to be refelected in the glass and to be admired from all angles...

5 Things to Look For In Gilt Candelabras APR.08.2019

Gilt candelabras - with cherubs, French or English, Regency, Victorian? French Louis XVI or Empire? We have plenty of choices

A Precise Description of a George II Antique APR.02.2019

King George II reigned over Britain and Ireland between 1727 and 1760 and in that time an abundance of quality furniture was crafted..

Chinese Antiques Buying Guide - Asian Interiors from Canonbury Antiques APR.01.2019

Looking for that piece - console table, hardwood dining set, Ming vases, foo dogs etc - to add to your collection or for your Asian interiors scheme? Then look no further...

Benefits of Buying Victorian Dining Tables MAR.29.2019

Nothing beats the high end sheen of a large extending Victorian dining table with a matching set of dining chairs. Dinner is served!

Benefits of Open Bookcases in the Home MAR.29.2019

Benefits of Open Bookcases in the Home

What are the Refectory Tables MAR.27.2019

Large range of oak refectory tables. Orginally used as an accessory for monks to enjoy trappist ales next to the monastery in the 'refectory'. Now great for kitchens and that ever popular farmhouse look...

Unique Features of Hepplewhite Dining Chairs MAR.18.2019

George Hepplewhite is one of the best-known furniture designers from 18th century England and his dining chairs are an absolute design classic...

The Meaning Attached to Different Buddha Statues MAR.15.2019

The Meaning Attached to Different Buddha Statues

What is Blue and White Porcelain - Guide From Canonbury Antiques MAR.13.2019

Chinese blue and white porcelain is very popular as it looks so clean and bright, adding life to any interiors scheme. At Canonbury Antiques we carry a range of size, style and shape options...