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Antiques News & Fairs - Lorfords Antiques

LORFORDS ANTIQUES 

 

WELCOME TO LORFORDS ANTIQUES:

Lorfords flagship showroom in the heart of Tetbury is a magnet for international buyers where the relaxed but luxurious style embraces period to contemporary design.

Lorfords Hangars at nearby Babdown houses the largest collection of decorative and period antiques and accessories in Europe in 2 former aircraft hangars, where around 60 exciting top tier dealers from UK and Europe share 2 former WW2 aircraft hangars covering over 60,000 square feet. 

Lorfords Created is a bespoke upholstery collection made on site with locally sourced  materials with comfort and luxury at the forefront.  International designer Penny Morrison "I chose to work with the Lorfords Created range because they are properly made, can be customised and are sublimely comfortable."

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HOME OFFICE: The Mid Century Modern Edit

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The psychology of our interiorsJohn Guida fashion designs, lucite lamps, mid century furniture

Studies show that the more personal control we have over our office space, the happier we are. The ability to get creative with our workspace and have our favourite furnishings close at hand is a silver lining of the current circumstances.

One of the biggest challenges of staying at home has been drawing a line between work time and our personal lives. This gives you all the more reason to invest in your office space and create an environment you want to spend all day in, before returning to those parts of your home that you associate with relaxing. Read more...

 

 




Antiques News & Fairs - Lorfords Antiques

From a selection on Lorfords Antiques website

Posted: 10 February 2021

 

 


 

Traditions of The Dowry and Betrothal

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The marriage market

As obvious as it seems today, the notion of marrying for love is a fairly new development. Writings on ‘the art of love’ date back to ancient Rome, but love was a distinct matter from marriage for a long time. If anything, families encouraged the couple to work towards an emotional connection once they had married. Husbands expected loyalty from their wives, whilst they would often pursue romantic relationships outside of marriage.

The latest drama to capture the nation's attention, Bridgerton, revolves around the ‘marriage market’ in Regency England. The series lays bare the financial considerations that dictated courtship. This contrived dance is familiar to us from Jane Austen’s novels, and the fact that the author herself chose not to marry is significant. In an 1814 letter to her niece, she states: ‘nothing can be compared to the misery of being bound without Love. If his deficiencies of manner strike you more than all his good quality, give him up at once.’ Austen tries to save her niece from the fate many women faced at the time, including her fictional characters. Read more...

 

 


 

ANF TOP PICK - LORFORDS ANTIQUES

Antiques News & Fairs - Lorfords Antiques

A pair of Swedish commodes

 

 

ANF TOP PICK SELECTION FROM LORFORDS' WEBSITE

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Pair of Original 1960s Sergio Rodrigues Armchairs

 

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 19th Century Painted Italian Crown

 

 

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19th Century Regency Period Painted Bath

 

Category: Antique Collective
Name: Lorfords Antiques
Address: Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Website: Lorfords Antiques
Opening hours: 9.00 – 17.30 Weekdays
9.00 – 17.30 Saturday
Sundays by appointment

 

 


 

ANF NEWS ENTRIES ABOUT LORFORDS ANTIQUES: 

LORFORDS TAKES OFF AT THE HANGARS

Lorfords' Commitment to Duty to Care launches 19 May 2020

 

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