Harewood House has many Chippendale pieces

Harewood House near Leeds is home to a remarkable collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture and it's inviting the public to visit a special Chippendale trail to mark the 300th anniversary of the designer's birth

Czechoslovakian Exbor cut and polished glass bird

This antiques fair at London's Excel Centre is a must for anyone with an interest in mid century modern furniture and accessories as well as early 20th century styles including art deco

the fair is great for all price points

Buying antiques is a great way of furnishing with minimal impact on the environment. And if you're always on the look-out for fascinating one-off pieces, don't miss the upcoming Decorative Antiques & Textile Fairs in London's Battersea.