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Cracking Antiques

Episode 6: Couplands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Antiques expert Mark Hill and vintage dealer and interior designer Kathryn Rayward are determined to drag antiques down from their pedestals, and blow the dust off them to show they can be more affordable, stylish and better made than much of what the high street has to offer. Using their knowledge, skills and expertise, they are showing how antiques can be for everyone and no longer the preserve of stately homes.

Whether you want to know how to make money from buying investment pieces, turn tat into treasure with some clever handiwork, or simply learn how to use antiques to create beautiful interiors that don't blow the bank balance, then this series is for you.

Mark and interior designer Kathryn assist Katie and Roy Allaway in their search for a retro interior to suit their 1950s bungalow. Mid-century modern style, as it is known, features design classics by big names like Eames. You can spend a small fortune for this trendy, highly desirable look but Mark and Kathryn help Katie and Roy create a cool, contemporary living space with original vintage pieces for a lot less.

Also, why you should consider investing in two areas that have seriously fallen out of fashion - Edwardian furniture and period porcelain - and how to revive a flagging vintage sideboard. Show less


Mark Hill
Kathryn Rayward
Amanda Lyon

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