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Antique and Vintage Coffers

Antique pieces are time and again repurposed and used in the most innovative of the ways in the modern homes. These not only are a welcome twist to the ordinary but also bring in a historic elegance to the overall appearance of the place. An antique coffer is just the right option if you are looking for something not so imposing like the tables or cupboards but big enough to give you the much needed antique eye candy in your contemporary decor.

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Know Your Silver

When buying antique silver it is as well to have a little reknowledge first
Most good antique silver is marked with an assayer's mark so look for this when you buy... but first know what the assayer's mark means!

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How to Select Antique Glass Vases

Antique glass vases make lovely decorative pieces for display in both contemporary and traditional homes. There are a number of styles to choose from and designs depending on the time and place of origin. The colours, designs, the ways of manufacturing these vases also greatly differed depending on the place of origin.

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Welcome to our latest Antiques Dealers

During August we have been delighted to welcome the new arrivals Robin and Paula Ruddy. They are are very experienced dealers and are our window guests during August prior to taking up a large area within Tudor Rose Antiques thereafter.

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How to recognise Queen Anne furniture

Queen Anne style furniture is one of the most recognized and popular styles of antique furniture. Here is how to tell it apart from other styles of antique furniture.

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Antique silver make special gifts

Antique silver items in any form make one of the classiest and the most memorable gifts for special occasions like wedding presents anniversary, christening presents etc. These also make valuable collector's items.

Be it the antique silver photo frames to display the memories close to your heart, dining items like silver drink coasters or the famous stilton scoops specifically created to scoop out the delectable and crumbly stilton cheese, there is a decent variety of items that make good gifts for your near and dear ones or for someone who fancies antiques as a collection.

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Antique and modern pictures for contemporary homes

A beautiful picture from the world of antiques can effortlessly add character and style to a contemporary home with little fuss.

Prints or oil paintings of portraits, landscapes, marinescapes or other aspects give you an interesting medium to add visual impact or some mystery and drama to contemporary spaces.

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Wonderful Dolls House

Once in a while you come across something really special and such was the case with this  doll's house.  Large by most standards and made in the early 20th century sometime but very hard to date, the style is pure Georgian and could well have have been modelled on a specific house, nice to think it might have been made by the estate carpenter where the child actually lived.

Genuinely untouched or modified, this beautiful doll's house boasts real glass windows and an impressive doorway. The  pitched wooden roof is beautifully made with supporting joists and topped by chimneys. It comprises nine rooms and a central staircase with ballustrading. The rooms are wallpapered and there are even pictures on the walls.

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Mixing the old with the new in modern work spaces

Why stick to the mixing and matching trends only for your homes when your workplace can benefit equally well with this trend?

There are plenty of antique desk and antique desk chair options available that can make a stylish inclusion in your office. Antique desks have been used for a variety of purposes since the beginning and still remain in good demand even now. With the advent of laptop computers and tablets etc a lot of the associated clutter like leads, computer towers, separate screens etc is avoided so your device can now site tidyliy on a desk.

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Coffee Tables From Interesting Objects

Coffee tables are one of our specialities at Tudor Rose Antiques and Interiors here in Petwoth, Westr Sussex UK. There are no such things as antique coffee tables being a twentieth century invention, so one has to be imaginative to create an item that incorporates age but just as importantly, has a twenty first century look.

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Antique Sofas Are Good For The Home

Antique sofas make one of the best additions in traditional and  contemporary homes. Some antique sofas / settees are big, some fluffy and comfy. All most importantly full of  antique character and charm. Having an antique sofa / settee can bring in an air of elegance along with comfort. Mixing and matching always works. A modern sofa set can be mixed and matched with the antique to create a very unique setting.

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Decorative Painted Furniture for Your Home

As the price and populrity of brown furniture has dropped significantly (except for the nicer pieces). It is available to buy at knock down prices. 
The trend now  is to buy this reduced price brown furniture and paint it using modern neutral colours and suitable paint such as chalk paint.

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Antique Picture Frames to Keep Your Favourite Memories Alive

Some say precious memories are the heart and soul of a home.

What is better than creating a decorative element to help preserve these memories by showcasing in beautiful looking antique silver picture/photo frames.

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Tips For Buying Antique & Vintage Items

Buying antiques and vintage is an easy task if you have a decent understanding about antiques and their value. But if you are someone new to the world of antiques, you may benefit from a few tips and tricks to ensure that you get an antique for yourself that is good value for your money. Here are some tips to help you get started with your antiques shopping.

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The Timeless Appeal of an Antique Silver Picture Frame

In this age of consumerism, where every Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and more besides) is an open invitation for commercial extravagance, the pressures on all of us to keep coming up with that perfect gift have never appeared greater.

How often these gift purchases are made out of folly, or peer pressure or just on a whim is open to conjecture.
More to the point, how many of the presents we buy will be truly treasured or remembered at all within a few weeks of being unwrapped? 

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Decorative Fireplace Screens

Fire place screens (fireguards) are accessories that offer safety as also look decorative and elegant. These protect you from excessive heat as also protect you from sparks that tends to fly out from your fireplace. Apart from their protective function, fireguards add an appealing accent to your fireplace.

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Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville sells charms of Sussex market town Petworth to Londoners

The Evening Standard reports that Hugh Bonneville has teamed up with businesswoman Nicola Jones to try to tempt Londoners away from the capital to West Sussex.

The Downton Abbey actor has narrated a new film extolling the virtues of the “quintessential market town” of Petworth as part of a plan to return it to its former glories.

Ms Jones, a business consultant who divides her time between West Sussex and the capital, set up a group called Petworth Vision to help promote the town as a rural retreat for Londoners wanting a break from city life.



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Tudor Rose Welcomes New Antique Dealer - Sara Williams

We are delighted to welcome yet another new dealer to display her decorative antiques in our shop window.
Sara is a well established dealer  iin decorative antiques who has been trading in Petworth for many years.

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Silver and Silver Plate Stilton Scoops Make Ideal Easter Presents

With the coming of Easter we are seeing an increase in demand for our antique silver or silver plate stilton scoops (sometimes referred to as stilton spoons).
Not only are they a collector's item but also the stilton scoop makes a very practical present as it is of course ideal fto use for serviing stilton cheese.
As the items are easy to pack and safe to send one can begin to see why they are in demand.

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Antique and Vintage Games

Tudor Rose Antiques and Interiors has a specialist antique and vintage games dealer. He covers the whole spectrum including outdoor ones like skittles with or without their original box and croquet sets. Step inside to see the wonderful and nostalgic collection of vintage games, board games and garden games

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New Dealer at Tudor Rose Antiques - Graham Corke

Tudor Rose Antiques are delighted to welcome Graham Corke, highly experienced and well known Bath antique dealer.

GRAHAM CORKE ANTIQUES was established  in 1978 and is a well known Bath antique dealer.   We are very excited he has decided to join us as well as maintaining his presence in Bath.  

Antique French furniture is one of his specialities and obvious area of expertise. The quality and range of his stock bears tribute to this and if you are lucky to visit when he is around, he will fill you in with interesting details of the pieces.

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Another Happy Customer

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks very much for your help with the candlesticks, they arrived yesterday (which is greatly appreciated) but I didn’t get to see them till late last night.

I think they are really lovely, and exactly what I am looking for, and I am sure my friends will love them too.

Many thanks again.

S.

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Enhance your garden with antique garden furniture

 Why stick with the antiques for the interiors alone? Antiques can also add character and looks to your garden. Gardens are the perfect place to incorporate antiques. A decorative piece in the garden tends to be the focal point and makes it look attractive at the same time.

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Choosing the Right Antique desks and chairs

Antique desks have served multiple functions over the years and are greatly in demand even now for the contemporary offices and home work spaces. Antique desks come in various different styles developed as per the needs of a particular place and time and are both decorative and functional. Choosing antique desks and chairs ultimately boils down to what your requirements are and how well you will be able to blend in the antiques in your surroundings. There are just a few things that you might want to keep in mind while choosing your antique desks and chairs.

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See The 'Best' Coffee Table We Have Ever Had in Our Shop

Tudor Rose Antiques have just taken delivery of probably the most fabulous antique coffee table we have ever stocked.  Constructed from the side of a 19th century French haycart, the lovely faded old timbers have made the perfect subject for a very large  coffee table – 184cms long.

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Photo Frames Continue to be Popular

The days of simple and boring photo frames are long gone since everything nowadays is about design and style. There are a number of different kinds of photo frames available that look good and make your pictures look great too. Antique silver photo frames have always been a favourite amongst many as presents for the loved ones. The popularity of silver photo frames especially as wedding and anniversary presents has never really faded.

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Antiques Trade Gazette - Incorporate art and antiques in any interior design project.

An article  in last week's Antiques Trade Gazette makes the case for always incorporating art and antiques in any interior design project. Three of the top Interior Designers all agree.

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Tip of the Day for Glorious Goodwood Races

"Glorious Goodwood" week is here again and as usual Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors has our familiar character up on the outside of the building with Rose's Tip of the Day. 

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Identifying Antique Silver by its Hall Marks

Hall marks on antique silver gives the buyer/collector a unique insight into the history of a piece in a way that no other antique has and is an invaluable tool in pinpointing the age and area from which the item has come.

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Antique Stilton Scoops

Stilton scoops are for serving crumbling Stilton with a minimum of fuss. A great gift for those who love the taste of Stilton, but not necessarily the mess it can create with a normal cheese knife!
Silver and silver plated stilton scoops have been made in England certainly since the 19th century although the earlier they are, the rarer.  The majority are silver plated with bone or ivory handles, those of all silver plate tend to be much later and made to match whole canteens of cutlery i.e. Kings pattern or Queens pattern, rat rail etc.
Stilton etiquette in England has long been a talking point at dinner parties across the land. Should one use a spoon or scoop? How should one slice the cheese, like a cake perhaps?

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Antique and Vintage games

At Tudor Rose Antiques amidst all the beautiful antique and vintage silver, decorative and furniture items, we have a treasure trove of vintage games too. We usually stock a number of antique and vintage board games, monopoly, snakes and ladders, Mah Jong and bezique along with vintage playing cards and also outdoor games such as croquet sets, clock golf, putting 9 hole sets and vintage skittles in boxes etc.

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Antique Silver Photograph Frames

One of our specialities at Tudor Rose Antiques is antique silver photograph frames.  They come in all shapes, sizes and prices and have long been a best seller either for that special present or adding to one’s own collection

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Petworth Antique Shops Make the Top 50 - 2016

HOMES & ANTIQUES magazine February 2016 edition listed their top 50 antiques establishments. As seems to be usual Petworth antiques shops featured highly. Particular congratulations to those Petworth Antiques shops that werte listed.. namely John Bird Antiques and The Petworth Antiques Market

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Antique Silver Photograph Frames

Antique silver is alone amongst antiques in that its date and provenance are an intrinsic part.  It affords the  chance to actually obtain a piece of silver manufactured in that special year being celebrated making it a great choice for that special event - birthday, christening or anniversary.

Antique silver photograph frames are a stalwart favourite for such a gift and below are the Assay marks of the various regions of Britain, one of which will be found accompanied by a year letter to specifically date the frame.

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Tudor Rose Antiques Welcomes OTTOCENTO - Fine Art Dealer 2016

We are pleased to announce that Max and Louise Andrews of OTTOCENTO are now exhibiting many or their fine paintings in our antiques and interiors shop here in Petworth. Come and see the exhibition!

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Remastered Masterpiece Paintings at Petworth House 2016

Visit Petworth House between 9th Jan to 5 March

Including previously unexhibited paintings from Lord and Lady Egremont's private collection, this exhibition offers the rare opportunity to see a selection of major early European paintings in a new light following restoration and re-interpretation.

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Antique silver photo frames make ideal gifts

What is better than a beautiful photo frame to display your captured memories? And when these frames are in the form of antique silver ones they are all the more appealing and make beautiful and cherished gift options too! With Christmas not too far, these beautiful antique silver photo frames might just prove to be the perfect choice for some generous gifting!

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Tudor Rose's Tips for Passing Goodwood Racing Punters 2015

GLORIOUS GOODWOOD - 28th July - 1st August

Well the day started early - man plus ladder achieved desired result by 8 am - and now we have our great sign - Rosie's Tip of the Day.  Given the position of Tudor Rose Antiques on two main roads - A272 and A283 - we are well placed to display our Tip of the Day.  GOODWOOD is less than ten miles south of Petworth and the traffic build up from mid morning makes viewing the daily tip, a breeze. Dare you ignore this tip??!

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Every year Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors sponsor one of the concerts of the Festival.

Our choice this year was inspired as Judy Carmichael -  Queen of Stride was a pure joy. Her keyboard skills were phenomenal but in addition this lithe, feminine creature sang a number of haunting and emotional numbers, some of them her own compositions and interspersed with wonderful anecdotes including tales of Count  Basie - they clearly had a mutual admiration society!

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Wide Variety of Antiques at Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors is in a unique position to sell virtually all types of antiques as we are ten dealers who all have their own specialities.  We have specialists in fine furniture, country furniture, decorative furniture, siver, vintage games, antique glass and much more.

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Tudor Rose Antiques have their Gates Back

Tudor Rose Antiques are thrilled we now have our lovely cast iron gates back, fully restored and hung.
The large Georgian gates are at the side of the building in front of the the cobbled alley which is where the horses used to go in the days when it was an old ale house with stables at the rear.

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Decorative enchantment with ceramics

Decorating with antiques can be a true reflection of the owner’s unique tastes. Personally choosing the items and using them as intended or as perceived definitely gives it that added personalized touch. Antique furniture is usually the dominating element and has an enormous influence on the appearance of a place. But filling up a place with all sorts of armoires, sofas tables and dressers will make your house more like a museum of the relics and will fail to evoke that homely feel. it is often the smaller decorative objects that complete the picture.

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Welcome to our new website

Hope you find it even simpler to use. We still show most of our stock

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Classic antique mirrors

Antique mirrors have an inherent charm of their own. The subtle signs of wear in the glass, the worn lines and a distressed patina all work together beautifully to give the antique mirror its charm. For some the modern environment the antique mirror will make a wonderful statement and yet they also fit in well in an antique environment

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Choosing the Perfect Antique Garden Ornaments

Decorative furniture for the gardens can change the appearance of a garden and make it look stunning. Carefully handpicked garden furniture and/or decorative pieces that compliment the overall look of the landscape add to its beauty and in turn create a place that stands out.

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Petworth is more than a mecca of antique shops

Read this article from Petworth Pages that explains why Petowrth is so nice and a good place to visit. Petworth has much more to offer than just the famously high number of Petworth antiques shops and dealers.



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Decorative Antique Mirrors

An antique mirror comes with an intrinsic historic appeal which is classy and elegant. These usually work well in the classic as well as the contemporary settings. The worn lines and slight bumps and bruises that are acquired after years of usage only add to the appeal.

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Quote from one of the top antique dealers in the country - Windsor House Antiques

"Get ahead of the pack as a decade now Victorian and Edwardian brown wooden furniture without exceptional provenance of design, manufacture, or ownership has been hugely unfashionable, with the result that prices have dropped to rock-bottom. The winds of change are, however, in the air, as punters slowly wake up to the fact that there are ridiculously good bargains to be had, especially on pieces without a well-known maker, but displaying the same high standards of craftsmanship associated with the latter: the early Victorian tilt-top breakfast table shown here would cost five, six, or seven times as pounds if it had been made by, for example, Gillows of Lancaster".

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Tudor Rose Antiques sells antique silver - do you know about antique silver?

An item of silver has to be assayed, each Assay Office having their own assay mark.

The Birmingham Assay Office is one of the four assay offices in the United Kingdom, located in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The development of a silver industry in 18th century Birmingham was hampered by the legal requirement that items of solid silver be assayed, and the nearest Assay Offices were in Chester and London. 

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Michael Palin Makes Travelling to Work Fun

The highlight of this year's Petworth Literary Festival was the talk given by Michael Palin on his latest book the third instalment of his diaries  - Travelling to Work (1988-1998)

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Why Hallmarked English Antique Silver Is So Good

Dating of silver in England started in 1544 when the Lion Passant was struck on English silverware. The lion being the mark for sterling silver. Sterling is a derivative of the word “easterling” or “esterling” a name once applied by continental silversmiths to their English counterparts.

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Antique Silver Photo Frames Make Wonderful Presents

Years ago picture frames were created to protect the paintings or the pictures, now the picture frames are used for more than just that. A beautiful picture is seldom complete without a beautiful frame. With the invention of photographas the same soon applied to photograph frames so now we get beautiful antique photo frames.

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Time to Revamp the Study!


There are a host of antique desks, writing tables, desk chairs and bookcases at Tudor Rose Antiques.  As it is one of our specialities we always have a good selection.  More people buy antiques for their study it seems than any other room in the house.

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Look to the Fireside as Autumn Approaches

After our lovely long summer there are signs of autumn and our thought turn to the colder winter months.

For those of us lucky enough to be able to use a fireplace there is nothing quite as cosy as keeping warm by an open fire.
Fortunately, here at Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors we have all manner of things to enhance that cosy feeling. 

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Antique seating

Introducing the essence of antiques is often easy with antique seating since interiors can never be complete without chairs and other seating options. Incorporating antique chairs can achieve the dual aim of style and comfort. There is a great variety in terms of styles, designs and colours. Rich with a beautiful historic charm, often antique seating, be it dining chairs or occasioanl chairs, settees/sofas or stools,  brings with it great character and comfort.

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The beauty of antique silver

Antiques,  whether they have been acquired by heritage or purchased can often becaome special objects for the owner.  
 
Antique silver items in particular attract owner loyalty and apart from being a good investment also can look good.

Anique silver picture frames certainly enhance any photo and are also beautiful in their own right, be they a  plain and simple ones that look contemporary or heavily decorated giving a very atmospheric and period look. These silver frames can be  displayed in groups or individually.  

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