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Regency Sofas
The graceful lines and proportions of early 19th-century – particularly Regency-period – sofas can make them a stylish addition to almost any home and they can be picked up relatively cheaply at auction, from £600 upwards. While the best examples mak
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The Edit
Cecilia is the latest addition to Pooky’s already extensive range of smart, slightly retro lighting. Featuring an elegant, flattened shade that comes in three bright glazes – Sunshine, Pacific Blue and Aran – this versatile design will look good in b
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Robert Kime’s Decorative Screen
"I’ve had this English screen lined with Chinese 18th-century wallpaper for probably 50 years. I bought it for £8 at a sale in Peterborough Market. I saw it and knew that I liked it, so I bought it. That is always my approach: buy what you like. When
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Get The Look
Penny Morrison’s new line of antique and hand-embroidered rugs will bring the look of the interior design studio’s mismatched aesthetic into your own home. Colourful and patterned, they range from bohemian Persian-inspired runners to contemporary geo
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Design Guide
A good first step when planning a new kitchen is to do what the professionals do and create a file or Pinterest board of images that appeal to you. You will find that you are drawn to certain images over others, which will help to evolve an approach
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Editor’s Letter
As shop windows fill with boxes of chocolates, and pink and red hearts abound, it’s tempting to dismiss the traditions relating to the 14th of February as a modern contrivance. However, St Valentine’s association with love and romance goes back to th
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Cabinet of Curiosities
Every year, Royal Mail handles an estimated 22 million Valentine’s Day cards; with 2.6 million people sending cards to themselves. February 14th still puts me in the mood for love, despite a singular lack of cards received in my teenage years. At sch
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Ask an Expert
This skeleton clock has been in my family for a long time. I would love to know some more about its history, if it’s of any value and how best to care for it. Cecily Beaumont, London This is an English skeleton clock in a geometric or ‘rafter’ fra
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This Month’s Contributors
Luke is a former auction specialist turned antiques dealer, writer and blogger. He lives in London with his wife, Venetia, and their book-munching whippet. ‘We always cook pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. How do I like them? Thin and crispy, with lots of
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After months of being used for work, rest and play, our kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms have begun to feel uninspiring. With spring on the horizon, it’s time to show your home a little love. Flowers of all kinds, from fragrant narcissi and hyacin
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Star Sales
The value of this monumental pottery horse, standing 43cm tall, spiralled ever upwards as bidders competed to buy it at Cheffins last autumn. Dating to 1835, the rare figure was not created for a domestic setting, but for an equestrian business – per
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Home & Antiques
Editor Charlotte Packer Senior Production Editor Rachel Nott Senior Features Editor Katie Pike Senior Staff Writer Sophie Hannam Shopping Editor Rosanna Morris Antiques Writer Caroline Wheater Art Director Christianne Raymer Deputy Art Editor
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Embellished LIVING
Tired of your surroundings but not ready for the expense of redecorating? Stripping away the old wallpaper can be an exciting half measure: bare plaster has a timeless appeal and is the perfect backdrop for art, antiques and vintage pieces of all sty
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Guess The Hammer Price!
How well do you know the market? Try your hand at gauging the sale prices of these lots. (Answers on p137) Beautiful firing marked out a William De Morgan ruby lustre pottery charger decorated with the classic Arts and Crafts motif of sunflowers. E
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Star Letter
Our star letter winner* will receive a bottle of Taittinger Brut Réserve worth £44.15 – * UK readers aged 18 or over only. Please include a daytime phone number. Please note that there may be a delay on the shipping of prizes due to
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John Evetts
Back in the early 1970s, photographer John Evetts was busy taking pictures of nuclear power stations for the electricity board until, one morning, he happened to read an article in The Sunday Times Magazine about The Landmark Trust. He was interested
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Food And Travel
Catherine Frawley/Getty Images; images of candle mouldand ice cream by Tasha Marks ■
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Secret Love
Forget the anonymous valentine – how much more romantic is a message in a ring or a necklace, conveyed in the arrangement of gems it contains? Acrostic jewellery is so called because the first letter of each gem it features spells out a secret word.
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Kitchen Notes
If the weather outside is grey and dreary, kitchen linen in mood-lifting hues will remind us of warmer days that lie ahead. And this Scallop Stripe tea towel (£30) and Little Cress oven glove (£33) from Tori Murphy in fetching shades of claret are ju
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Enjoy 20% Off A Tetbury Bed From The Cornish Bed Company
A beautifully crafted bed really is the finishing touch to a stylish bedroom scheme, and we’re over the moon to be teaming up with The Cornish Bed Company this month to offer H&A readers 20 per cent off its cast-iron Tetbury bedstead. Traditional yet
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Spell It Out
Five popular words featured in acrostic jewels and the gems they feature: Regard: ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond Love: lapis lazuli, opal, vermeil (garnet), emerald Adore: amethyst, diamond, opal, ruby, emerald Dearest: diamond,
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Nothing Batter
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The Month February
Centuries ago, seashells were a popular material for making everything, from long, sautoir necklaces and cameo brooches to fancy boxes and ornaments. One of the most spectacular examples of ‘shell work’ can be seen at the National Trust property A la
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Museum funding models have been shattered by closures in the past year. ‘Revenue from ticket sales, cafes, shops, events, partnerships and sponsorship have all been hit incredibly hard, while overheads to keep buildings and collections safe remain hi
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This hearty soup is a meal in itself, a comforting midwinter dish and a great way of using vegetables from the garden. The lemon juice cuts through the oil and gives it a zing. SERVES 4–6 PREPARATION: 15 minutes COOKING: 40–50 minutes 1kg/2¼lb mi
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1,000 Fox Talbot Watercolours Now On View
A wonderful collection of watercolours and preparatory sketches, drawn and painted by the Fox Talbot family of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, has been digitised and made available online for the first time. Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was the inventor o
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Previous Winners
‘Winning was an incredible honour and recognised the transformative nature of the expansion of Tate St Ives. The deep relationship between art, place and community directly informed that project, and the recognition and prize enabled us to further em
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From The Heart
At the AW20 Alexander McQueen fashion show, elegant models strutted down the catwalk clad in silver love spoon-style fretwork dresses and leather jackets adorned with love spoon-inspired lace heart embellishments. Readings of Dylan Thomas poetry prov
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Letter Penned By Nelson Discovered In A Basement
A letter, handwritten by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758–1805) to his friend, Post-Captain Charles Boyles, has come up for auction at Dawsons in its Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery sale in December 2020. Remarkably, the missive had been languishing
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