Item trends September 2020
Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 16:20
The results are in! We've spent some time reviewing and analysing our item views, search history, and most popular categories, here is what was trending on Antiques Boutique during September 2020.
We hope dealers and buyers find these trends helpful for what's hot, and what more to buy of!
1. Swedish antiques
Swedish antiques and french antiques have always been some of the most popular nationality of antique wares, but we've notice a particular surge in the popularity of swedish antiques this month.
These are some of the popular swedish antiques this month:-
Late 18th century wonderful size Swedish cupboard, original paint
Patricia Harvey Antiques
Harlequin set of 7 18th c Swedish Gustavian Dining Chairs c 1780
Appley Hoare Antiques
Swedish Oak Bureau Bookcase
Black Wolf Antiques
This is no real surprise to be honest. With more and more people working home as a result of Covid 19, we've seen desks surge in popularity, particularly in September as the kids go back to school.
Antique desks and antique desk accessories have been really quite popular, and desk related searches have contributed to a high volume of searches on Antiques Boutique.
We'll be doing a separate article on this later in the month with some more info, but in the meantime, have a browse of the desks and desk accessories available on the site:-
Above: Small Gillows Oak Partners Desk from William James Antiques
3. Arts and crafts
As well as specialist dealers in the Arts and Crafts movement on Antiques Boutique, many of our generalised antiques dealers offer antique furniture and art from the Arts & Crafts movement.
While it became an international trend, the Arts & Crafts movement was most popular and widespread in Britain and the British Empire, between about 1880 and 1920. The movement stood for traditional craftsman ship and focused on creating objects which were made in a less dehumanising way, and were made with more integrity; advocating economic and social reform.
Whilst the movement stood more for a set of ideals that a particular style, you'll commonly find that pieces adopted romantic, medieval or folk styles of decoration. The movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1887, and the term was first used by TJ Cobden-Sanderson.
Notable artists and craftsman include William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, Warja Honegger-Lavater, Joseph Southall, Philip Webb, Charles Robert Ashbee, C. F. A. Voysey, Ernest Gimson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, among many others.
Above: Pair of Arts and Craft Chairs from The Lacquer Chest
Above: An English arts and crafts bookcase cabinet circa 1880 from Martin D. Johnson Antiques & Interiors
Above: Arts and crafts oak hall chair c.1910 from BPM Reclamation
Last month we saw French mirrors in particular trending, but in September we've found a large amount of demand for antique mirrors in general. Perhaps as more people spend time working from home, they're wanting to create a feeling of space through the use of a beautiful old mirror.
Above: 19th century over mantle mirror from Tales from the Rookery
5. Cricket tables
Antique cricket tables are usually occasional tables characterised by three angled legs, a round top, and a tier under the top.
It's not known for sure whether these type of tables had any connection to the game of cricket, although one obvious connection is that there are three stumps in cricket, and three legs on a cricket table.
Above: C18th elm cricket table of small proportions from Gary Wright Antiques
That's all for our trends round up for September. We will of course be updating you in October. In the meantime, if you're not part of our mailing list yet please sign up for weekly latest and featured items.
Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 16:20