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'BROWN FURNITURE' IS GETTING STRONGER - MANORMONKEYS ANTIQUES

Posted by Ian Humphries on

It's been quite a while since the trade took a knocking with the introduction of the minimalist scene. However - evidence shows that as long as the quality is kept high - the demand for traditional furniture is on the up. Some auctioneers are embracing it - some are still cautious, in my experience. High end 'Interiors' magazines are showing quality antique furniture mixed with opulent and rich fabrics with contemporary items thrown in - and it works. I've always said 'go your own way' with interiors so this backs my theory up no end.

I'm still seeing (and hearing) some TV 'Experts' giving it the old 'doom and gloom' story but those of us who are 'out there' daily and doing what we do, can clearly see there's a new breed of customer who are embracing antiques for what they are - Jolly good value and great fun!

CHILDREN IN NEED 2018 - MANORMONKEYS ANTIQUES JOIN IN!

Children in Need has come around again and once again, it's a time to reflect and think of those who need our help. Malcolm Boyden of BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio had me in to value a pair of mugs some weeks ago and low and behold, I find myself not only bidding on them [...]

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Manormonkeys Antiques Warehouse - we've moved!

My online presence has never been stronger so I've moved to make things flow more efficiently than ever!In my new premises at Studio Lodge, Greensleeves, Alcester Road, Radford, Worcestershire WR7 4LS, I've got a purpose designed photographic studio and bags of storage for my ever rotating stock which still arrives daily.Now, when the top quality [...]

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A hectic month of TV and Radio for Manormonkeys Antiques

Well I've not had time to pop a blog on for a while - I do have a good excuse though!  Firstly, Philip Serrell arrived early May with the film crew to film an episode of the BBC TV show 'Flippin' Profit'. He bought a couple of quirky pieces and made a profit so he's [...]

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SALVAGE HUNTERS VISIT MANORMONKEYS ANTIQUES - SERIES 12 EPISODE 2.

It's always fun to deal, and with these two gents it was no exception! Drew hungrily waded amongst my varied stock and found some hearty pieces to have a go at. T was there as ever for moral support and to add his charming witty humour to the whole day. Thanks to them both and [...]

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BBC HEREFORD & WORCESTER RADIO - MALCOLM BOYDEN CHATS DINNER SERVICES WITH MANORMONKEYS ANTIQUES!

Opulence is on it's way back - thank goodness! It was great to chat with Malcolm Boyden again today about antique dinner services no less! The Telegraph had recently featured an article about how antique dinner services are becoming more and more popular with younger age groups and are now a reflection of them and [...]

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ART NOUVEAU - POP SOME ROMANCE IN YOUR HOME! by MANORMONKEYS ANTIQUES - IAN HUMPHRIES

Embrace this romantic period - it's full of movement by design!

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