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Identify Antiques, Silver Hallmarks and how to restore Antique Furniture

Wheathills Feature Articles

At Wheathills not only do we cover a wide and diverse range of Antique Restoration and Renovation, but we are also closely linked with trades allied to ours.

Identifying Antiques The Features section will provide interesting insights into some of our specialist areas, such as creating marquetry and also into other aspects of associated expertise.

Our first feature article explains how we at Wheathills approach and execute the restoration of an antique. This restoration is of the set of chairs that so interested David Dickinson in his BBC programme 'Dealing With Dickinson', and later proved to be a bone of contention between the 'Master' and his 'Apprentices' .
The second feature article provides tips on how to identify an authentic antique, the information is not as comprehensive as supplied in Antique Study Day 1, but it does provide a valuable insight .
Life as an 18th Century Cabinet Maker provides interesting reading, as does this section on silver hallmarks.
Silver is ever popular, and in this section you find out about the constituent parts of a hallmark, and if the piece is genuine antique silver.

Also featured is a superb example of a Victorian Silver Chatelaine, including a definition of the word Chatelaine, and a full description and set of images of the seven piece Chatelaine.

We have introduced the initial page in a series in identifying Silversmiths' hallmarks and their makers marks.
Gradually the collection will build into an excellent reference section for Silver makers marks. Each section contains a biography of the Silversmith and associated images of their silver makers marks.

If you have an interest in a particular aspect of the Antique or Allied Trade and would like to find out more about it, then feel free to contact us and we will consider creating a feature for it.
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