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Old friends and old rivals reunited

  The other day while looking at an Old Sheffield Plate salver, a friend identified the marks, a pair of suns, as those of Mathew Boulton. Boulton was, he said, ‘a highly regarded Sheffield plate maker.’ I was fascinated. Why was … 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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