I have spent 25 years learning how to spot what might lie beneath the surface but anyone can learn the basic techniques of the art detective.
And it certainly repays a little time and patience: the rewards can be substantial.
Put your spouse first by planning a date night all about them.
They’ll love the selflessness of your actions and you’ll love seeing the look on their face.
Picture frame can be set horizontally or vertically, or 'hang' vertically by two small metal loops on back of fram...
Hans-Agne Jakobsson wall mirror in original black painted wood frame. Marked with maker's label ' HANS-AGNE JAKOBSSON AB MARKARYD' ' Made i...
Whether it’s an outdoor bench or a lamp, make your DIY a date night and have fun!
This guide was produced on the occasion of a lecture by Jacob Simon at Knole in November 1998 and has been revised December 2013.
Easton explained that it was certainly an 18th century piece, and that it appeared to be either by French artist Pierre Berchet, or in the style of him. However, the frame around the piece was a relatively new one, that the owner had put it in and claimed not to particularly care for, wishing that he could display it in something more traditional."Well Rupert has been looking at one," Easton said, beckoning in fellow expert Rupert Maas, who hauled in a large, heavy-looking 18th century frame that would fit perfectly around the painting. "The owner seemed to warm to the prospect of owning the painting and frame as one whole ensemble.
The two antiques specialists positioned the classic frame around the piece, much to the delight of the painting's owner, who seemed taken by it."With this being around £3k, the total value here is about £10k," summed up Easton. Tempting him further, Maas said: "It really looks the business, and it makes it more important in that frame!
It can be easy for us to plan dream vacations to places far and wide, but enjoying something in our own backyard can be just as fun! Tackle a DIY project Many of us have big plans for DIY projects but we never get around to them.
With your spouse, pick one you’ve been meaning to do, gather supplies and get to work!