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Foxy Lady Antiques and Interiors
A passion for antiques began as a young girl attending antiques auctions and Country house sales with my mother buying wonderful, timeless, elegant, faded and jaded pieces for our home. My interest blossomed over the years and a hobby turned into a full time working obsession where I gained invaluable experience managing a large reputable Antiques Centre in the Cotswolds selling to the general public and shipping trade on behalf of furniture and cabinet dealers.
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How delightful this lovely pine chapel cupboard has a new home and fits perfectly in a corner of a stunning Georgian property in the Herefordshire Countryside. Much admired by visitors who call in it truly compliments a little nursing chair positioned at its side, simply&helli..
Candlestick maker? Originally, candles were made from tallow, which was extracted from cattle and sheep, in the early Egyptian and Roman times. These early candles burned poorly and probably smelled even worse. The Roman Empire was the first to provide evidence of a candle that resembles the cand..
Antique mirrors were first known as ‘looking glasses’ and were first produced in Murano and silvered in Venice as early as the 16th Century, they were not made in England until the 17th century. In the 18th century there was a heavy tax on glass coming from abroad so old antique mirrors ..
Continental craze The recognition of Folk art came about in the 19th Century and was at first limited to the so called Peasant Art of Europe and attached to the simple life. Primarily utilitarian and decorative one off pieces were individually hand crafted using traditional tools. Folk Art takes ..
Antique Mannequins The first full-scale mannequins appeared in the 18th Century and were made of wickerwork often used for tailoring and dressmaking for many a wealthy client. It wasn’t until the 19th Century when Paris first opened its department stores mannequins were developed and man..
Decorating with Antiques can be a true reflection of taste and adds a personal touch to the home. It is often the smaller decorative pieces that complete the picture, the type of things that bring character, warmth and individuality. Eclectic, how charming, just our style at Hereford Antiques. ..
While it’s all glamour and decadence upstairs, what’s going on below stairs? The kitchens were often the ‘hub’ of the household, practical, busy and glowing with polished copper and brass cooking pans in true Downton Abbey style. Stockpots preserve pans, mixing bowls, fish..
Rustic Charm Country furniture was designed to be plain, soild and functional and was made for use in ordinary houses and cottages. The warm golden colour of pine is easy to work with when decorating a room and will fit into modern day or properties with age and character. Pine or dea..
Thonet Bentwood Coat Stand So useful in the home or office. It was Thonet who pioneered the technique of bending wood into curved shapes using steam. A design which is still being manufactured today along with the popular café/bistro chair which is a classic of Thonet’s desig..
As well as our exciting launch today of Herefordshire Antiques & Interiors why not take a look at our other established website http://www.talltreesantiques.co.uk/ which offers an interesting range of traditional antique furniture from warm mahogany to rustic oak charm! Enjoy browsing.... ..
I'm so excited to be introducing you to our new website....Herefordshire Antiques and Interiors! We’ve a passion for antiques with years of experience and built an online shop with Tony Brooks of InDesign, web design to put Herefordshire on the map in the Antiques world. It will cont..