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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.


Everything You Need To Know About Regency Dining Tables

The Regency pedestal dining table is an English design classic - refined and stylish, it's great for contemporary interiors and we have many shapes and sizes...



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What Is an Antique Bureau Plat FEB.20.2019

What Is an Antique Bureau Plat?

4 Things to Look For in Antique Mantle Clocks FEB.14.2019

Large range of antique mantle clocks - including French, English, gilt and garniture sets. Come view them in our Hertfordshire antiques showroom...

What to Look For in Open Front Bookcases FEB.14.2019

Sheraton, Regency, walnut, mahogany and satinwood, breakfront form or double fronted - we have various sizes, styles and shapes of open front bookcases all with adjustable shelving. The perfect piece of practical yet stylish furniture...

6 Reasons You Should Buy Breakfront Bookcases FEB.12.2019

Sheraton, Regency, Georgian, satinwood, oak, mahogany and walnut. Whatever type of breakfront bookcase you are looking for we have plenty...

The Presidents Desk - A History by Canonbury Antiques FEB.08.2019

As found in the Oval Office of the White House and orginally a gift from the Queen of England - the American Presidents desk. Also referred to as the Resolute Desk.

Everything You Need To Know About Ormolu Sconces JAN.10.2019

To meet their lighting needs, people in 18th century England and France used ormolu sconces to hold torches and candles..

Everything You Should Know About the Surtout De Table JAN.03.2019

The silver plate surtout de table - an elaborate centerpiece stretching the length of the dining table elaborately decorated - will take your dining experience to another level...

Continental Antiques Buying Guide JAN.03.2019

The continent - particularly France - is our favourite venue for buying trips and sourcing all our favourite continental antiques. 

English Antiques – Furniture from Four Different Periods JAN.02.2019

Looking at Victorian, Regency, William IV, Queen Anne, William and Mary.. not to mention the great cabinet makers such as Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Adams and Gillows...

How to Identify Genuine William IV Antiques JAN.02.2019

In the 1800s, the Rococo and Gothic style furniture was revived in most parts of the world. You may want to call it Victorian Furniture but anything made between 1830 and 1837 will fall in the category of William IV antiques.