Monthly Archives: June 2013

the wedding march

Just the other day I was in a fret about the ultimate fate of all the neglected glass and crystal in the world. I was worried enough to take this photo of small, essentially useless, sherry glasses collected on a … Continue reading

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The great silver rush of May 2013

Recently we spotted a little silver tray – three legs and in good solid plate with a little copper showing through – but otherwise unmarked. It was lot 2 in the local sale so it didn’t take long to acquire. … Continue reading

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The House in Good Taste.

I discovered the book almost by accident. Stooping to look through a box of indifferent books at the local auction mart I came across its very strange cover. Elsie de Wolfe’s The House in Good Taste, has an almost defiant … Continue reading

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William IV – the overlooked.

Despite this blog’s subtitle, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Peter Wells decorate an Edwardian house, there doesn’t seem to be too much going on around here that’s Edwardian – well not recently. Things seem to have settled into a period around 70 years … Continue reading

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