Here at Nicholas Wells Antiques, we have a huge range of treasures to show you. Old or new, big or small – we’ve got it all! But don’t panic, because finding treasures for an interior, or a collection, doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to have a big price tag! To dispel the myth that you need to spend a fortune to have beautiful things, here are some of our favourite items that are all under the £1000 mark. Don’t forget – it’s about finding something you love.
1. Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Mug
This beautiful little cup dates to the mid-eighteenth century! Pretty and floral, it would look great on a dresser in the kitchen, or on a dressing table in a bedroom. £950.
2. Pair of Moroccan Silver Cloak Pins
This pair of cloak pins, beautifully patterned and featuring enamel decoration, could be yours for just £285.
3. Paul Jacoulet woodcut print
Paul Jacoulet was a French artist who lived in Japan and worked in the traditional art of Woodblock Printing. His work is dynamic, colourful and full of vitality and we just love it! This print, Bergeres Des Haute Montagnes, is for sale for £950. Who said that great art had to cost an arm and a leg?!
4. Solid Silver Asprey Wine Cooler/Ice Bucket
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s time to settle down with a glass of something nice with your favourite people. This classic ice bucket comes in at £699.95. Cheers!
5. Val St Lambert Vase
What a glamorous piece of glassware! We love the ruby colour and the texture created by the shape of the cut glass. Made in Belgium in 1964, this little beauty will cost you £350.
7. Blue and White Delft Vase Lamp
There is just something timelessly elegant about blue and white ware, don’t you think? This 19th century delft vase has been transformed into a lamp, at just £950 we think that’s a steal for a piece of history in your living room!
8. Pair of Polished, Blue Agate Stone Bookends
Isn’t the intensity of this blue just glorious? These could be the perfect way to add a POP of colour to your living room or office for just £200.
9. Early Nineteenth Century Yew Windsor Chair
A Windsor chair is a classic form that simply always seems to slot into a room perfectly. After first appearing in the early eighteenth century, it has remained a popular shape and it’s simplicity means that it suits modern and traditional interiors alike £950.
10. Nineteenth Century Scrimshaw Engraved Sperm Whale Tooth
Finally, a little curiosity for those who like something a bit different. This tooth would certainly be a talking point, and for £490 how could you complain?
We hope that we’ve shown that you can be collecting on a budget and find really interesting, beautiful pieces that won’t require you to remortgage the house first. Please get in touch if you see anything you like – we would love to hear from you!