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VOL 57 NO 10 APRIL 2022

REGULARS 3 Editor’s Welcome: Georgina Wroe introduces the April issue

THE ROLEX DEEP SEA SPECIAL METAMORPHIC CHAIRS BEST COLUMNISTS

APRIL 2022

Prints Charming

Discovering affordable works by Walter

Sickert

William Morris

& beyond Celebrating the design giants who turned their hand to wallpaper

CHRISTINA TREVANION PUTS BLACK FOREST

WARE IN FOCUS

8 WELL-KNOWN AUCTIONEERS

Share their tales of triumph & disaster from the rostrum

ALSO INSIDE Cufflinks are back in fashion • Sale results • Buddhist & Hindu art

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COVERDetail of the iconic Acanthus William Morris wallpaper at Wightwick Manor and Gardens, West Midlands © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey, see the story of page 48

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6 Antique News: The latest on a new gallery for illustrations and recommendations for three exhibitions to visit this month

10 Your Letters: A Grimwade Beatrix

Potter nursery set and a curious tablecum-coalscuttle are exercising readers’ minds

12 Around the Houses: A 17th-century oak cupboard fetches £88,000 and there are record sales for Lalique scent bottles

16 Lots of Love: Never out of vogue,

Christina Trevanion puts black forest ware in the spotlight

19 An Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles

Hanson praises the Derbyshire landscape artist George Turner

34 Saleroom Spotlight: An exceptional sale of Buddhist and

Hindu art goes under the hammer

40 Waxing Lyrical: David Harvey considers the transformative effects of metamorphic furniture

46 Puzzle Pages: Put your little grey cells to the test with our headscratching quiz and crossword

53 Subscription Offer: Readers save 33

per cent on an annual subscription and receive a free book worth £65

54 Top of the Lots: Frames from one of the 20th-century’s greatest makers are up for sale, along with a collection of Richard Gere’s photographs

56 Book Offers: Save more than a third on the the latest titles from our sister publisher ACC Art Books

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58 Fair News We preview three of the best events taking place in April

59 Fairs Calendar: Never miss another event with our up-to-date listings from the UK’s fairs

61 Auction calendar: All the latest sale dates from around the country

66 Marc My Words: Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum proves he knows his stuff when he takes on re-upholstering a chair

FEATURES 20 Raising the Curtain: Jennie Fisher considers the affordability of prints by the modernist Walter Sickert

26 Off the Cuff: Forget your pandemic pyjamas, sartorial elegance is back, with antique cufflinks leading the way

30 Under Pressure: On the eve of the

70th-anniversary of the Rolex Deep Sea Special, we celebrate the groundbreaking timepiece

36 It Shouldn’t Happen to an Auctioneer: Eight well-known faces share their tales of triumph and disaster from the rostrum

42 Passport to Pimlico: What makes a legendary dealer? Antique Collecting quizzes one such London trader prior to the sale of his stock and possessions

48 Paper Weights: Aside from the legendary wallpaper giant William

Morris, a number of leading iconic designers flocked to the genre

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