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A recent report by Mordor Intelligence estimated that the world’s luxury furniture market is likely to grow by 4.7 percent between 2018 and 2023. The report says that innovations in manufacturing technology, as well as a growing appreciation for the potential of local design, are helping global market leaders to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding luxury furniture market. As major manufacturers expand their offering by acquiring local designers and manufacturers, premium materials such as leather, glass, metal and woods— including mahogany and alder—are all being pressed into...

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Auctioneers Sworders will recreate the feel of a Georgian country house when the principal contents of Alderley House in Gloucestershire come up for sale on July 23rd 2019. The stand-alone auction in the auctioneer’s award-winning Stansted Mountfitchet headquarters will feature more than 500 lots. The present-day Alderley House is a mid-19th century Grade II listed country house designed by the English architect Lewis Vulliamy and built for Robert Blagden Hale in the small village of...

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More than a century after it left the royal household, five years after Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, a travelling mahogany bed used by the monarch has been acquired by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP). The relic is set to feature at a May exhibition marking the bicentenary of the Queen’s birth.  Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, from Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire, described the collapsible single bed as a ‘heavy and sturdy’ item. Made...

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Through the many developing periods of the handmade trade of English furniture, the period that saw the development of the Arts & Crafts movements is one of the most interesting and well documented. English furniture making has a long and illustrious heritage. Entirely hand-made furniture came from the workshop until the advent of the industrial revolution of the mid-19th century and it was not long until a grow degree of mechanisation reached both large and...

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LINLEY furniture and giftware company is going from strength to strength, holding skill and heritage of British craftsmanship in high esteem.  When many companies are playing it safe and simply riding out the financial storm, LINLEY is aiming high, making a new name for British craftsmanship. Major shareholder Jamie Edmiston said, ‘There is no doubt that LINLEY is one of the great British brands, however, I firmly believe there is enormous potential to grow the...

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