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Rare Shelley Vase

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

Rare Shelley Vase
Beautiful Rare Shelley Vase Apart form being a beautiful example of a Shelley vase, the history behind this rare piece is worthy of note. The Shelley name is known for beautiful, quality china pottery. The company operated from the early 1820's until 1966. The company used several backstamps over the years, as this excerpt from Collectors Weekly explains: ' …

Dating Furniture Using Dovetail Joints

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

Dating Furniture Using Dovetail Joints
Customers often ask us questions about dating furniture. One way to do this is from the dovetail joints used in its construction. More often than not the dovetails are age appropriate, and this article will explain what a dovetail is, and what to look for in a period piece to correctly date it.What is a dovetail joint? A dovetail is a common type of joint used to connect p …

Antiques In Modern Settings

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

Antiques In Modern Settings
Many people are reluctant to use antiques in modern settings. The term 'antique' often conjures up in the minds of people, images of something old, or outdated. While some antiques have fallen out of contemporary use, you can certainly repurpose many of them. The right antique can be a unique and beautiful piece of furniture, ready for modern day use. 1. Style and culture …

A Brief History About Moonee Ponds Antiques Melbourne

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

A Brief History About Moonee Ponds Antiques Melbourne
My first foray into the retail industry was as a manager for a large department store. Fresh out of a college education and keen to learn, I quickly climbed the retail ladder and was soon in charge of a large suburban branch. However, disillusioned with the size and repetition of the industry I had entered, I found myself drawn to a smaller and more old fashioned store locat …

5 Quick Tips for Antique Furniture Care

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

5 Quick Tips for Antique Furniture Care
Tips For Looking After Your Antique FurnitureLooking after your antique furniture is easy with these 5 quick tips from Moonee Ponds Antiques, Melbourne.1. Cleaning dirty surfaces To clean the surface of your wood furniture, just wet a cloth with water and squeeze it out until it's just damp to the touch. Wipe with the direction of the grain of the timber. Once you're don …
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