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Homes & Antiques November 2019

Homes & Antiques is the magazine for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era, providing a unique mix of the very best of the old with the very best of the new. That's why, as well as being the official magazine of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, every issue delivers an inspirational blend of heritage and lifestyle.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
rediscovered legacies

One historical issue that I have a keen interest in is that women, and their contributions to our world, have all too often been left off the records. But it excites me that, today, more and more women are being rediscovered by historians, and I hope it interests you too as, in the case of any artists or craftspeople, their emergence opens up new, untapped collecting areas. A movement on which women had a huge impact was Arts and Crafts, and thankfully a lot of work has been done to preserve these ladies’ legacies. Let Caroline Wheater introduce you to some little-known, as well as some all-but-forgotten names, from page 68. I think each house featured this month will come alive in autumn, from Roger de Muir’s 17th-century French home (p60)…

1 min.
my five favourite antiques in this issue…

TALKING HEAD This Roman mask, from the 3rd century AD, has me captivated – its dark eyes and rich patina are so alluring. FAMILY TREE It was May Morris, daughter of William Morris, who embroidered this Orange Tree design. A READING LIGHT This amethyst lamp would look great in my book nook, between a little ammonite and a stack of hardbacks. REGENCY REFLECTION The convex mirror gets the ‘Design Icon’ treatment this month – it’s this simple example that’s caught my eye. GOING, GOING… Can you guess the hammer price of this gorgeous demi-lune cabinet with chinoiserie detailing?…

1 min.
this month’s contributors

Brent Darby photographed ‘A Renaissance Jewel’ A New Zealander living happily in the UK for the last 19 years, Brent loves mid-century design with a splash of modern thrown in. He looks for diversity in the interiors that he shoots, and loves that the job always surprises him, and introduces him to the most interesting people. ‘My best £50 item was a vintage convex mirror with a dodgy frame. Nothing a lick of paint and a little bit of putty couldn’t fix!’ Rachel Dinning wrote ‘Design Icon: The Regency Convex Mirror’ A journalist who specialises in history, Rachel covers all time periods, from ancient Egypt to the Second World War, and has interviewed historians including Dan Jones, Helen Castor and Tracy Borman. ‘I found an oversized skeleton wall clock for my kitchen in a charity…

3 min.
letters

A forever home Preparing to move to a new house, we came across boxes of magazines saved to provide inspiration for our forever home. With it finally on the horizon, and not wishing to move them with us, my husband and I spent many happy evenings going through each edition cutting out articles that appealed to either of us. We now have inspirational ideas for Christmas, birthday and anniversary presents. A great result all round. Isabelle Stuart Ashbourne, Derbyshire H&A EDITOR MEL SAYS: Best of luck with the move, Isabelle, I’m thrilled H&A is going to play a part in creating your forever home. Love it or loathe it I absolutely loved the article ‘Love it or Loathe it: The Eye of the Beholder’ in the October issue of Homes & Antiques. I found myself…

1 min.
if antiques could talk

Picture Imperfect When my grandparents were bombed out during the Second World War, my grandfather was sent to an auction to buy furniture, as they only had the clothes they were wearing. Instead, my grandfather bought this painting! He said that the young washerwoman reminded him of their daughter, who had died aged 20. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when he came home to my grandma. Although she was petite, she could make her wishes known. Sarah Adler, London DO YOU HAVE AN ANTIQUE WITH A STORY? If you have a stash of letters that were penned in the trenches, or a compass that travelled the world 100 years ago, we want to hear. Tell us your antique’s story and take a good picture of it,…

2 min.
the month

1 the EXHIBITION TUTANKHAMUN: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH Discover Egypt’s most precious artefacts at the Saatchi Gallery from 2nd November to 3rd May 2020, as the treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb make their final appearance in London before returning to Egypt. See 150 glittering pieces, including a mini golden coffin used to house the Pharaoh’s liver, and two life-sized wooden statues that stood either side of the burial chamber. saatchigallery.com 2 the SALE EVOLUTION, SUMMERS PLACE Birds, butterflies, minerals, a dinosaur skeleton and a walrus skull, not to mention many other weird and wonderful marvels, will go under the hammer at the Evolution sale at Summers Place in West Sussex on 19th November. Prepare to be amazed by the lots, some of which date back millions, even billions of years. ‘We have pretty much everything,…