Homes & Antiques – October 2019

Homes & Antiques - October 2019Living with Antiques

Fringed, plaid or striped, Welsh blankets are perennially popular and a topic we touch on as part of our closer look at the wonders of wool, which you’ll enjoy getting wrapped up in this month as the outside temperatures drop. There’s more celebration of traditional craft as we delve into the art of Windsor chairmaking, guided by our maker of the month, Jason Mosseri. For him, it’s all about the detail, as it is for the creators of miniature furniture – a phenomenon we take a very close look at, bringing you new ways to style charming hand-carved pieces. Inspiring homes, not-to-be-missed fairs and auction news round up this glorious issue, which has been given an exciting refresh.

Miniature furniture
We explore the charming, and somewhat mysterious, history of miniature antique furniture.

The Louis Vuitton trunk
Shapely and stackable why Louis Vuitton’s 1858 cabin trunk is the epitome of luxury travel

Material Matters: Wool
Explore how this naturally sustainable material has kept us cosy through the centuries

Meet the Maker
See Jason Mosser’s handmade Windsor chairs

Four homes with flair

The Fabric of Life
Explore the stylish and elegant Highland estate of Lord and Lady Inchyra

An Elegant Balance
Kim Verbist’s Dutch holiday home is a balance of patterned antique textiles and bold colours.

Restoration Drama
This 300-year-old coachman’s cottage is a haven of rustic antiques, washed textiles and dried flowers

Tales of the Unexpected
This museum-like Suffolk home is crammed with Victorian furniture and macabre curiosities

All this and much much more!!

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