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  • The Meiji Period – Exploring Antiques From This Era

    26th June 2019
    What was the Meiji period? The Meiji period was an era of Japanese history ranging from 1868 to 1912. During this time, Japan transformed itself from an isolated feudal nation to an industrialised world power. Japan was in the Edo Period when Emperor Meiji was born in 1852. It was a ...
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  • Gillows of Lancaster and London Furniture

    10th October 2017
    Gillows of Lancaster and London or Gillow & Co was an English furniture firm founded around 1730, renowned for its quality. It was mentioned by Jane Austen, William Thackeray, the first Lord Lytton and in one of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas.
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  • François Linke - The Master's Story

    20th August 2017
    François Linke's life began on 17 June 1855 in Pankraz, a quaint village in the Czech Republic. Linke started cabinet making at a very young age, with the records showing that he was at Vienna's International Exhibition in 1873 and completed an apprenticeship with Neumann, master cabine...
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