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Homes & Antiques April 2020

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.
the mark of the maker

A rough brushstroke here, an echo of a thumb print there – for me, one of the great joys of antiques comes when you spot some visible sign of craftsmanship. Pieces that were made with great skill by a long-gone, possibly anonymous, artisan have a real sense of ‘soul’. We have curated a beautiful collection of hand-hewn creations, from needlework samplers to 20th-century ceramics in ‘ The Beauty of Handmade’ from page 46. On the subject of master craftspeople, the first in our new series ‘ Day in the Life’ (p32) shadows a conservator at Knole. Every day, Emma Schmuecker works on the most precious objects. And her office? A medieval barn. (Me? Jealous? Never…) While buying antiques is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of shopping for your…

1 min.
my five favourite antiques in this issue…

GRACEFUL CHAIR It’s so hard to choose, but I think this French fauteuil is my favourite in our edit of antique occasional chairs. P35 COVER STAR Any eagle-eyed tile fans may have seen this beauty on our cover – it’s a William De Morgan from c1870. P49 SHELL OF A RIDE This cherub on a tortoise is just one of the pieces that Emma Schmuecker has restored to glory. P33 BLOOMING BEAUTY Just look at this pretty tulip-form ice cup! It was one of 12 that belonged to the ‘Prince of Chintz’. P121 ALL DRESSED UP I love the rustic feel of this Baltic painted cupboard in ‘Focus on: The Dresser’. It fetched £1,500 at auction. P119…

1 min.
this month’s contributors (plus, their favourite handcrafted item in their home)

John Axford offered his expertise in ‘Ask the Experts’ John is Chairman of Woolley & Wallis and has been a specialist in Asian art there since 1993. He joined Antiques Roadshow in 1998, where he values ceramics and glass. ‘I have a Chinese imperial dragon bowl that I bought over 20 years ago. The mark on the base is for the Emperor Kangxi, (1662 to 1722) and is ‘of the period’. It’s incised with imperial dragons chasing flaming pearls of wisdom.’ Rosanna Morris is editor of our ‘Guide to Eco-conscious Decorating’ Rosanna is a freelance writer and has contributed to lifestyle magazines for many years. She focuses on subject areas such as interiors, antiques, food and travel. ‘My favourite handcrafted item in my home is a lovely oak bench made by a good friend as a wedding…

4 min.
letters

Homes & Antiques, Eagle House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST homesandantiques@immediate.co.uk facebook.com/homesantiques twitter.com/homes_antiques instagram.com/homes_antiques pinterest.co.uk/homesantiques Get in Touch If you would like to be featured in H&A, write to us at homesandantiques@ immediate.co.uk STAR LETTER Our star letter winner* will receive a bottle of Taittinger Brut Réserve worth £44.15 –taittinger.com * UK readers aged 18 or over only. Include a daytime phone number. Tea towel pattern may differ from example shown. Finn-tastic I purchased my regular copy of H&A recently and fell in love with Ilkka and Janne’s home in Finland. It’s brought back my enthusiasm and passion to finish my own property (between losing my beloved mum, illness and career, it’s been a difficult couple of years). I’ve used paint by Little Greene – Portland Stone – in my dining room and I sourced an antique…

1 min.
if antiques could talk...

Campaign trail This chest of drawers was handed down from my maternal grandmother. I rescued it from my parents’ garage in 1972. It had been in my childhood bedroom and I loved it and its story. My nan had been in service before and during the First World War at Honingham Hall in Norfolk. The family’s son, Denys Finch Hatton, was played by Robert Redford in the film Out of Africa – one of my mother’s and my favourite films. She always said the chest was his as it can be dismantled as campaign furniture. My nan was given it as a wedding present on her marriage at the end of the war. I still love it and, although I can’t verify its connection to Denys, I will continue to cherish…

2 min.
the month

1 the COLLECTION JOHN LEWIS NEW ECLECTICS If you’re all about a more-is-more vibe, then look no further than the John Lewis & Partners New Eclectic trend. With a focus on bold, playful patterns and vibrant colours, the collection encourages you to bring bundles of personality into your home. 0345 610 0336; johnlewis.com 2 the REVIVAL BURLEIGH POTTERY This year, heritage brand Burleigh is introducing its first new design for a generation. Called Pollen, the ceramics feature sweet honeycomb patterns with the odd bee, which is hand-placed by the factory decorator. The new collection includes two other designs, Palisade and Hibiscus, which pay tribute to the brand’s great design works of the past. 01773 740740; burleigh.co.uk 3 the ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL TRUST To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the National Trust has released an exclusive collection of…