Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Just a few new listing

We here at Silbury Antiques have lately just added a few new items. Wide variety of antique and vintage items.

Like this set of Label holders

Or this wonderful old wooden lock

and of course we also found some window furniture
like this

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Before and After - Bakelite Mortice Lever Knob Set

I know when you see the finished article on our Silbury Antiques website the items look good and polished and ready to fit.
Only a few of you know that some of the finds we list on or Facebook site. Well here are some photos of the before of the Bakelite Lever Mortice Knob Set and then the next stage, after various layers of paint have been stripped off and it is ready for polishing and finally the finished article.

I still am astonished by what can be achieved and this is a stunning example.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

If Locks only could talk

How often do I wish that our stuff could talk.

Take this Antique Wooden Door Lock that we have recently listed. Got some marks on the wooden case that we have left well alone.
See pictures below. We have obviously restored and salvaged, but you got to leave these marks well alone when you find them, as not to wipe out its history.