Lion heads and Roan antelope at Dodos.We have recently acquired a stunning pair of lion heads and a pair of Roan antelope probably all attributed to Rowland Ward. Come and see them for yourselves, preferably this weekend at our second Antiques Fair in aid of children's charity Make A Wish.
Antiques Fairs Reminder!Following our first Antiques Fair last weekend, please make a note of our Fairs in July and September which will again be in aid of the very worthy children's charity, MAKE-A-WISH.
Saturday July 21st and Sunday 22nd.
Saturday Sept 1st and Sunday 2nd.
Help us to hit our goal for charity and see you there!
ANTIQUE FAIR DATES ARE ANNOUNCEDDodo Antiques has finally announced the dates for our Antique Fairs for the Summer. Having selected "Make-A-Wish Foundation UK" as our charity for the year, we have set a target of £8000 to grant 2 wishes. To help us achieve this goal we have decided to hold our first annual Antique Fair in our car park (and on the street for the September 1, 2. 2012.)
The dates are as follows:
JUNE 30, JULY1
JULY 21, 22
SEPTEMBER 1, 2.
Given the weather these days we are holding all dates under Marquees so come rain or shine the fairs will go on as planned.
So mark in your books the dates and come support Dodo Antiques in hitting the target for Make-A-Wish... See you there !
Arrival of Epstein SuiteWe have another burr maple Epstein suite to offer you. It comprises 6 chairs and table - off to the polishers for a short time and then back in the shop
Antiques RoadtripThe episode of BBC2's Antique Roadtrip that was filmed and aired last year will be aired again tonight!
Patek Philippe & Co 18ct Gold and Enameled Half HunterWe have just got a Patek Philippe and Co 18ct gold and enameled half hunter in the shop with its original box and reciept, dating it to 1872. Please e-mail or call for more details.
36 Items added to the websiteWe have added another thirty six items to the website today and are aiming to add another 100 this week.
Rare Blue and White ToastrackWe have just had in a rare blue and white toastrack which is probably a version of Sopde's Gothic Tower, dating from about 1830 and priced atr £98.
Moorcroft Vase designed by Rachel BishopWe have recently aquired a stunning 17" Moorcroft vase designed by Rachel Bishop. It's a beautiful piece and well worth viewing. Pictures can be found on Facebook and Twitter
Opening Times For The Queen's Diamond JubileeAs always we will be open, over the jubilee we will be opening our bank holiday hours of 11 till 4. If you wish to come at a later time please call us on ++44 (0) 1234 240505 and we can make sure we are here for you.
Attention all postcard collectors!Two albums of postcards along with photo albums, discovered in a gentleman's attic, are now in the shop.
There is a comprehensive selection of postcards in excellent condition including topographical, early fire brigade, actresses, boats and trains and many other images. The photo albums contain a fascinating selection of family portraits, early scenes of Northamptonshire, 1930's pictures of Bali and White Star and Cunard ephemera.
Brass Four PosterWe have just put up a late nineteenth century, 2 foot 6 inch, brass four poster bed, made by R W Winfield and Co. We are asking £375 including original sprung base and modern matress. We will be posting a picture on facebook and twitter later today.
Cowper and Newton MuseumWe have just purchased 10 various pictures from the Cowper and Newton Museum. We were very privileged to have been offered the chance to procure objects from such a good, local source. All of these items no longer comply with the Museum's collection policy and are of local interest.
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We just recieved one of our oil paintings backWe just recieved one of our oil paintings, which has a strong resemblance to Sir Francis Drake and dates from the late eighteenth century , back from a restorer we have just started using. Her name is Marta Sledz and she works on Oil Paintings, Frames, Gilding, Wall Paintings and Decorative Surfaces. We have had a painting cleaned and a frame re-gilded and we would happily recomend her work. She is based in Rushden and her website is www.martasledz.com.
We have a new specalist Antiquities dealer moved in todayWe are pleased to welcome another specalist dealer to the shop. He deals in antiquities from all over the world, we will be listing a number of his items on our website over the weekend.
Stunning new pieces at DodosRecently arrived at Dodo Antiques are a stunning pair of Empire ormolu wall sconces and a mid-nineteenth century ormolu gasolier which has modern wiring. Soon to be joined by a late nineteenth century pendant light fitting with vaseline shade.
Two Royal Worcester lidded pot pouri.Two stunning Royal Worcester lidded pot pouri now grace the shop, along with some new Art Deco pieces and some great furniture.
Longcase clocks of varous sizes.A number of longcase clocks have arrived in the shop. Big, meduim, small and miniature clocks are at Dodos for your perusal - come and see us! There are plenty of new items including framed oils, Art Deco pieces and more taxidermy!
Dodo Antiques advertised in new Millar's handbookDodo Antiques boasts a bright new advert in the latest Millar's Collectables Handbook 2012-2013 (page 257). We are looking forward to welcoming compiler Judith Millar to the shop for a book signing in the next few months.
The current warm spring weather is attracting plenty of visitors to Olney and to the shop - there are lots of great new pieces to show them. We have recently acquired a selection of large good quality framed prints, one of them titled "The Pytchley Hunt".