Podcast Time (in Dutch) – Een Waardevol Interieur

Maria Elena van Studio Maria Elena kwam bij ons op bezoek om te praten met Baukje over Wildschut Antiques. Wat is antiek en waarom is het zo waardevol om meubelstukken met een verhaal te blijven koesteren? Wat is de meest waanzinnige vondst ooit en welke ontwikkelingen heeft Baukje de afgelopen 20 jaar gezien binnen de


Why do we love Biot Bubble glasses?

When you are travelling in the South of France, we highly recommend to visit the medieval town of Biot. And while you are there La Verrerie de Biot should definitely be on your bucket list. This enterprise specialises in creating beautiful bubble glass products, such as vases, drinking glasses, bowls, plates and more. The History


What are witch balls and how were they used?

And what to keep an eye out for when you want to buy one What are witch balls? If you’re in the habit of rummaging around antique stores, there’s a chance that you may have come across a ‘witch ball’. Witch balls are large or medium glass balls, highly decorative, often silvered, green, gold, red


Breaking a Mirror means bad luck? Where does this idea come from?

As we are dealing a lot with antique mirrors, accidents can happen and sometimes a mirror does break! During transport or just an unlucky fall. And then? Doe we really experience seven years of bad luck? One of this accidents recently started our research. Where does this idea actually come from? The mirror in myth


The French Wedding Armoire or Armoires de Mariage

  It’s almost Valentine’s day, we are heading to Paris today and our heads are definitely in the clouds! However, this occasion made us talking and wondering about our French wedding mirrors and armoires – “miroirs et armoires de mariage” and the meaning of their different symbols. Wedding fêtes in France are still not taken


Everyone Is Buying Mirrors Right Now—But Why?

Original story by Elise Taylor, edited by Alexis Bennet for Vogue We share this article on our website, because we find it quite fascinating that the sales of antique mirrors during the Covid-19 lockdown went through the roof. So indeed! What is going on!? Not only the Ultrafragola mirror was much sought after; full length


Meet this antique-designers duo!

Michiel Wildschut and Baukje Stamm are Wildschut Antiques, an antique-designers duo based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Together they create a perfect blend of combining antiques and trending designs. How did you start with dealing vintage and antiques? Michiel Wildschut: ‘My parents have always had a lot of antique furniture in our family home and to


Fake vs Real: How to spot a fake antique mirror from a real one?

Antique framed mirrors can cost a pretty penny. Since the 17th century, mirrors have held a place as status symbols. Their rarity and high cost meant that only nobility and affluent households could possess them. Consequently, most antique mirrors exhibit intricate carvings and gilded finishes – all emblematic of a luxurious lifestyle.⁠ So, if you