PAUL Martin is best accepted for actuality on the BBC appearance Flog It! as an antiques expert.
The TV brilliant has been dishing out antiques admonition to the masses for decades, and he’s abundant absolutely what aboriginal timers should attending out for.
Paul, 63, batten to Express.co.uk and aggregate his top tips.
He told the advertisement that appliance is consistently a acceptable investment: “Definitely buy a allotment of appliance because it’s at an best low.
“Farmhouse tables, kitchen cupboards – annihilation that you can accomplish use of in the kitchen.
“A ancestors can use can cabinets, you know, don’t can buy new cabinets at some artist shop!”
The antiques banker continued: “Go and buy an old anesthetized Georgian chiffonier for the bank with a bit of character, a slight airing in it or something.
“Something that’s got traces of old acrylic on it – it looks beautiful, accomplish use of article like that.”
He added: “And if it’s arrangement enough, you can consistently get a acquaintance who’s accessible with a few woodworking accoutrement to hardly catechumen it and adapt it, extend it, accomplish it abate or accomplish it narrower so it fits your space.”
Paul emphasised that Georgian appliance is consistently a safe bet, and will absorb its value.
He said: “My best admonition to anybody nowadays if they appetite to advance in an aged is to go and buy a Georgian chest of drawers for maybe £300, because it’s handmade, it’s Cuban mahogany, it’s beautifully designed, it’s got abundant proportions, and it’s activity to aftermost a lifetime.
“Your lifetime and again your kids will accede it and again your grandchildren will accede it and they can say, ‘This was granddad’s.'”
He joked that you wouldn’t get the aforementioned abiding affection from added aerial artery retailers nowadays, and it’d be cheaper.
Paul explained: “
“They don’t amount much, £300, abundant cheaper than activity to Peter Jones or John Lewis.
“And it’ll go up and up in value, it’ll attending as acceptable today as it was back it was fabricated 300 years ago.
“And it’s a bargain. It’s an complete arrangement because it’s activity to aftermost addition 200 years and go up in value.”