Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

How To Choose Interior Paint

- The Home Depot
Learn how to choose the right paint for your next project. Topics include:
- The differences between latex & oil paints
- The differences in paint sheen / finish
- Choosing the right color
- Determining how much paint you need
- Pro painting tips

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Antique Furniture

This charming little chair

Orchestrate Antiques is located in the heart of central southern England in the picturesque village of Orchestrate on Thames opposite the historic Abbey. Access is within easy reach of the M4 and M40 motorways 10 miles south of Oxford on the A4074 (please visit our for a map).

We offer clients a carefully selected mix of high quality antiques and exciting retro furniture and furnishings, assisting the discerning buyer to create the new 21st century interior look.

With over 25 years' experience our bespoke services include:-

appears to have been made in the late 1800’s to early
1900’s. It has wool upholstery and has had repairs. The photos below depict these repairs. The piece stands 18” tall, 17” wide at the arms, and 12” deep. The photos speak for themselves, this is a beautiful little piece of antique furniture।

Antique Bentwood Children’s Chair

This charming oak table dates circa the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and is English in origin. The piece is in good condition except that the finish has some wear and there is a 3” crack in the surface of the tabletop that is depicted in the photos below. The underneath of the table definitely has signs of wear but that is to be expected with a gate leg of this age. It is difficult to tell, but a few of the screws may not be original. The tabletop measures 47” by 35” when both leaves are opened and stands 28” tall. When the leaves are dropped the surface of the table measures 15” by 35.” The 8 legs have elegantly carved twists making this a very beautiful piece.
Antique Oak Gate-Legged, Drop Leaf Table

Antique Oak Gate-Legged, Drop Leaf Table

This elegant 5-armed chandelier is draped in crystal festoons, drops and lusters. The shades are beautiful copper wheel engraved glass. The chandelier measures 19” tall and 19” wide।
Crystal Chandelier With Copper Wheel Engraving

Michael Lipitch established his antiques business in 1960. However, the family name “Lipitch” has been synonomus with the antiques profession for one hundred years.

The company aims to provide collectors, museums and designers an opportunity to utilise the experience of an established expert in 17th, 18th & 19th century antiques.

All pieces are personally selected by Michael, with authenticity, provenence, rarety, original colour and patination being of upmost importance.

Michael Lipitch is based in Mayfair (by appointment only) and exhibits annually at The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair.

Fine antiques and works of art have been my passion and have provided me with an immense amount of pleasure during my career as a dealer. I am now concentrating on helping others find the finest pieces and would welcome the opportunity in helping you to further your appreciation and, in doing so, further your collection.

This dazzling 15 light chandelier fills the room with an enchanting glow. The long thin droplets that run along the bottom rim are hand blown glass. The larger tear shaped droplets are pressed glass and the branches are cased in acrylic. The chandelier measures 31” tall and 26” wide।
Pressed and Blown Glass European Chandelier