Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Depending on the condition of the piece and the look your after will determine what is required, sometimes all that is required is to simply wipe with a damp cloth and other times require polish or waxing.


Never use commercial silicon based sprays as they leave a residue behind. The best way is to make your own polish, simply put a little turpentine with boiled linseed oil in a spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray and wipe small areas at a time with a clean cloth. The more you rub the better it shines. This will bring up the color and grain of the timber, it also helps to hide imperfections such as small chips and scratches

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Even in the most modernist of houses and apartments with the latest decor, furnishings, appliances and HI Tech gadgets, there is always room for one or two quality well chosen period pieces. They can be an interesting talking point for your guests and friends, especially if they have, an interesting history, a funny story on how you came about them or been handed down and have a bit of sentimentality.

You can blend it all together with accessories, fabrics, paint colors and artwork. Keeping the scale and balance right is very important. Don’t be afraid to be bold and different, it makes it more interesting and personal.

Once you have found that special furniture piece you will need to care for it, weather it needs to be cleaned, repolished, repaired, reupholstered you’ll be able to find all you need by reading on.


Leadlight windows and panels have beautified the windows of Cathedrals, Palaces and Homes of Europe and around the world for over thousand years. Originating back in Roman and Byzantine times.

At Largs Bay Antiques we are very privileged to have Ian Thomas as our resident Leadlight Artist. Ian is one of Adelaide’s premier Leadlight Artist who specialises in Custom one off Original Leadlight pieces. Largs Bay Antiques can arrange all your Leadlighting needs from original Leadlight window design to authentic, traditional reproductions and repairs to windows, panels, Art Deco Furniture, Kitchen Leadlight Furniture etc.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

a bit about us

Located in the historical seaside suburb of Largs Bay in Adelaide Australia. Largs Bay Antiques and Collectable's has a wide range of unusual colletables and antiques of all eras from Retro, Art Deco to Queen Anne. Our pieces range from fine antiques to quality reproductions. Have a look at our site and let us no what you think.

first blogg

this is our first blogg so bare with us while we try to work it all out. were hopeing to bring you some usfull info on all things to do with antiques and collectables.... so join us and help us to make it a sucsess