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In our news area, you will find regular updates from Charlie Harness Antiques and information on our latest exciting antique furniture arrivals. It could be painted, it could be distressed, it could be a decorative item - but it’s bound to be an old classic. And that’s what makes it newsworthy!

English Antique Furniture: A Timeless Investment
12th June 2024

English Antique Furniture: A Timeless Investment

English antique furniture offers more than just functional pieces for your home; it provides a connection to history and a touch of elegance that modern pieces often lack. For collectors and enthusiasts, English antiques represent a blend of exquisite craftsmanship and enduring style.

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Elevate Your Space with our Timeless Pair of Italian Carved Oak Chairs
15th May 2024

Elevate Your Space with our Timeless Pair of Italian Carved Oak Chairs

Immerse yourself in the allure of classic sophistication with our exquisite pair of Italian carved oak chairs, a stunning addition to any antique seating collection. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and boasting timeless elegance, these chairs are sure to elevate the ambiance of your space with their refined charm.

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How to use antique occasional tables in contemporary decor?
30th April 2024

How to use antique occasional tables in contemporary decor?

Antique occasional tables hold a significant place in contemporary decor by adding character, history, and a sense of uniqueness to modern spaces. Here's why they are valued and how they can be incorporated

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Bring home the earlier of Swedish Antiques
3rd April 2024

Bring home the earlier of Swedish Antiques

Step into the past with our exquisite selection of Swedish antique furniture, featuring Gustavian pieces that evoke the elegance and charm of centuries gone by. Originating in the late 1700s during King Gustav's reign, Gustavian furniture reflects a fusion of French neoclassical influence with distinct Swedish characteristics.

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Discovering Antiques: A Beginner's Guide
18th March 2024

Discovering Antiques: A Beginner's Guide

Antique hunting is all about finding and collecting things that are more than 100 years old and hold historical, cultural, or aesthetic value. These treasures can include furniture, jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more. Before you start your antique hunting adventure, it's essential to learn the basics, like the history of antiques, the terms used, and the different types available. You can read books, join local antique clubs, or attend workshops to get started.

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Vintage Charm: Elevate Your Home with a Duo of Antique Armchairs
28th January 2024

Vintage Charm: Elevate Your Home with a Duo of Antique Armchairs

The allure of a pair of armchairs often surpasses the magic of three, especially when it comes to vintage armchairs. This timeless design device not only delivers a double dose of style but also introduces a classically elegant motif to your living space.

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Timeless Seating: Antique Elegance at Charles Harness Antiques
3rd January 2024

Timeless Seating: Antique Elegance at Charles Harness Antiques

At Charles Harness Antiques, we take pride in curating a stunning collection of antique seating that exudes timeless elegance and charm. From the allure of a classic French armchair to the opulence of a sumptuous Swedish Gustavian sofa, our handpicked pieces are sure to add a touch of grandeur to any space they grace.

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Rustic and Charming Vintage Teak Side Tables from the 1900s
4th December 2023

Rustic and Charming Vintage Teak Side Tables from the 1900s

There is something very alluring about quirky furniture. And if that element of quirk comes from decorative antique furniture even better!

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Preserving History, One Antique at a Time in Warwickshire
10th November 2023

Preserving History, One Antique at a Time in Warwickshire

Nestled in the heart of Warwickshire, Charles Harness Antiques is more than a store; it's a curated collection of history and craftsmanship. Founded by Charlie Harness, a connoisseur of European antique furniture, our Warwickshire-based business meticulously sources treasures from across Europe and the UK.

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Decorate Your Home with Swedish antiques
3rd October 2023

Decorate Your Home with Swedish antiques

Elevate the ambiance of your home with the timeless allure of Swedish antique furniture, available at our store. Our carefully curated selection often boasts the elegance of Gustavian furniture, a style that emerged during the reign of King Gustav of Sweden (1771-1792).

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Antique Occasional Tables: Timeless Elegance for Modern Homes
12th September 2023

Antique Occasional Tables: Timeless Elegance for Modern Homes

In a world of mass-produced furniture, antique occasional tables stand as exquisite reminders of the past. These captivating pieces not only exude timeless elegance but also serve a purpose in modern homes. Are they in demand? Absolutely. Antique occasional tables continue to captivate collectors, interior enthusiasts, and homeowners alike. Do they satisfy any specific needs in contemporary interiors? Let’s explore.

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From the Antique Seating Archives: A rare antique matched set of Tables and Chairs
10th July 2023

From the Antique Seating Archives: A rare antique matched set of Tables and Chairs

In a world of antiques where matched sets of chairs in good condition are hard to come by, we have this exclusive pair of an entire matched dining set. If you are an individual with a keen eye for rare and exceptional furniture, this antique-matched set of tables and chairs is an opportunity definitely not to be missed.

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Antique Collection for Beginners
30th May 2023

Antique Collection for Beginners

Antique collection has become incredibly popular recently, and for good reason. Not only can antiques be used for decorative purposes, but they also allow you to curate a collection that you can proudly showcase to friends and family. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply appreciate the evolution of furniture over time, antique collecting is a highly recommended hobby.

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The Beauty of English Antique Furniture
19th April 2023

The Beauty of English Antique Furniture

One of the most important things that add value to a room is its furniture, especially when it is antique; the value is even more significant. Whether you choose the Victorian era or Georgian, English antique furniture has a class of its own that nothing or nobody can beat. The best part about decorating with antique English furniture is that there is no right or wrong. Whatever you like is right, whatever you don’t is wrong. Just like life, there is no set way of decorating. It's about each one's tastes and choices.

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Small Wooden Antique Side Tables
30th March 2023

Small Wooden Antique Side Tables

When redecorating a bedroom, we tend to focus on the bed and curtains, but we forget about the other tiny things that have a huge impact on the overall look of the room.
Side tables are very functional and add beauty to your room. A bedside table is more than just a shelf on which to keep your night cream and lamp. It can make or break the look of the room completely.

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Mixing and Matching Antique Seating Options
27th February 2023

Mixing and Matching Antique Seating Options

When you hear ‘antique seating’ you may immediately think of old fashioned wooden furniture that is bold, bulky and difficult to fit into a modern setting. In reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Antique seating is available in a wide variety of styles that offers comfort and convenience that can be included in any decor theme.

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Travel Suitcase on Point
11th January 2023

Travel Suitcase on Point

For those of us who love travelling we’re sure you’ll agree that travelling in style is always the way to go! From your comfy airport attire to the luggage you carry, it’s common to want to look good during your journey. With many people adopting modern fashion, you can ensure you stand out whilst on your travels with a nice dose of vintage charm courtesy of this fantastic Louis Vuitton suitcase we currently have in our collection.

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Guide To Purchasing Antiques
11th January 2023

Guide To Purchasing Antiques

The West Midlands, specially Warwickshire, is known for its amazing antique shops and the wide range of antiques available at the best prices. Whether you are searching for decorative pieces, furniture or something else Warwickshire offers a massive selection of antiques that is popular with locals as well as many of the tourists who visit the area.

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Convenience of Occasional Tables
15th November 2022

Convenience of Occasional Tables

Tables are an important component of most homes. Whether it is side tables, centre tables, dining tables or any other type, the vast majority of homes will incorporate at least one table! As fantastic as tables are though, they can often take up a lot of space which isn’t ideal for many houses.

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Latest in: A Pair of Unique Italian Carved Oak Chairs
7th October 2022

Latest in: A Pair of Unique Italian Carved Oak Chairs

Italians are known for their amazing carving and hand painting techniques. Traditionally, furniture was made from all sorts of carved wood – be it furniture like chairs and tables or even statues and show pieces.

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A Guide to Buying from Online Antique Dealers
23rd August 2022

A Guide to Buying from Online Antique Dealers

If you are new to it, buying antiques can be an overwhelming task. Nowadays there are a number of dealers selling antiques online. Just like everything has gone digital, so has the antiques market with dealers opening their online stores too. But if you are new to the world of antiques, unless it is an established and well-known dealer, buying from a random dealer online can be tricky as you have to be cautious due to potential scams and fake items.

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Antique Collector’s Choice: Swedish Herbarium
25th July 2022

Antique Collector’s Choice: Swedish Herbarium

Herbariums are wonderful items that make classic collectors' items. In our wide selection of Swedish Antiques, we have a collection of 20th century pressed and dried plants and flowers from Sweden. In this set, each pressed botanical specimen has a hand written label at the bottom with details including the plants name, variety, and date written. This set from the 1950s was most likely compiled for a school project over the course of a couple of years. The set can be sold separately or as a collection, and will make a beautiful and charming collector’s item adorning any wall.

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Antiques by Theme
6th June 2022

Antiques by Theme

Our first post gave you a glimpse of the categories of furniture and antique decorative items that we have in our collection. Now let us have a look at the categorisation of our collection. We have roughly segregated our antiques into three categories based on the themes they relate to.

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Charlie Harness Antiques - Website Updated!
8th February 2022

Charlie Harness Antiques - Website Updated!

Following the recent launch of our new website, we have now spent some time writing new page content to help promote Charlie Harness Antiques and build our brand!

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