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f r o n t cov e r In ‘The Smallest House in the Street’, a mahogany-framed convex mirror captures and encapsulates the sitting room, charging it with mystery and more than a dash of romance.

b ac k cov e r Now the grandest street in the area, stately Fournier Street concludes with Hawksmoor’s masterpiece Christ Church, Spitalfields.

e n d pa p e r s A large fragment of 1885 roller-printed wallpaper by Arthur Sanderson, the colours still fresh, was part of a cache found in the house described in ‘What Lies Beneath’.

h a l f -t i t l e pag e In the kitchen of ‘A Conversation Piece’, light and water shimmer on an ancient copper double sink. Neither steel nor porcelain comes anywhere near it for beauty.

t i t l e pag e In ‘A Connection with the Past’, distinctive effects created by time and life hold lost skills within them, as in a hand-forged butt hinge fixed with its original nails, and the paint layers around it, each with a story to tell.

co n t e n t s pag e In ‘The Paintmaker’s House’, the sympathetic textures and colours of roughly glazed stoneware, japanned tin, painted pine and dishes heaped with fruit, all lifted by blossom, make this still life a feast for the senses.

Restoration Stories © Pimpernel Press Limited 2019 Text © Philippa Stockley 2019 Photographs © Charlie Hopkinson 2019 Design by Becky Clarke Design

Philippa Stockley has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (UK ). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission in writing from the publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying. In the United Kingdom such licences are issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency, Barnard’s Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 978-1-910258-41-5

Typeset in Adobe Garamond and Gotham Printed and bound in China by C&C Offset Printing Company Limited

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