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