Homes & Antiques August 2017

Homes & Antiques August 2017In the August issue out now, we explore the craftsmanship of 19th century campaign furniture, find paradise in a luxurious Italian chateau and take a look inside one of England’s finest manor houses.

TRAVELLING IN STYLE The rich trove of fold-up furniture made in the 19th century was created for the officers of the expanding British Empire. But while designed to be packed up and moved, no compromise was made on its quality.

NAÏVE CHARM With its ancient beams, cobbled floors and vernacular furniture, Doris Urquhart and Christopher Richardson’s Suffolk farmhouse is a hymn to rustic simplicity.

SUBURBAN STATELY Since the 1970s, Grenville Johnson and his partner Alan Elms have been carefully filling their Victorian terrace with period pieces fit for a country house.

PARADISE FOUND Deep in the Languedoc countryside, Nina and Oliver de la Fargue have created a luxurious retreat in an Italianate chateau originating from the 13th century.

NORTHERN SOUL Find out how to combine Scandinavian simplicity and Gustavian grandeur, as Barbro Grandelius and Göran Petersson take us inside their beautifully restored Swedish farmhouse.

AN ELIZABETHAN ODYSSEY Parham House in Sussex is a 16th-century masterpiece, saved from ruin by the late Clive and Alicia Pearson, who began restoring it in 1922.

THE KNOWLEDGE Antiques Roadshow glass specialist Andy McConnell talks about the neglected decanter and why we should all own one.

PLUS. You’ll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs in August, our guide to the 70 best antiques shops to visit this summer and why it’s time to buy Antique Silver and much more…..

The August issue of Homes & Antiques is on sale now: