We’re thrilled with the latest issue of Antique Collecting, as it’s a really packed affair that caters for all tastes and budgets, whether you’re buying art and antiques to add to your collection or want to find out more before diving in.
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This month, glass specialist Andy McConnell, a familiar face on Antiques Roadshow shines a light on the creations of Wayne Husted, one of the great 20th-century American glass designers.
Another celebrated American artist is James McNeill Whistler, and on the eve of a new exhibition of his work, we discover why he has never been so collectable.
Also booming in demand are prints. If you’re new to the field of the art market, expert Helen Rosslyn present a complete guide to the medium to get your collection started.
Elsewhere in this month’s Antique Collecting, we go behind the scenes of an exhibition which reunites pieces from the collection of Horace Walpole, temporarily rehoused in his legendary gothic home, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham.
And as international relations enter a particularly strained period, bringing back echoes of the cold war, memorabilia expert Paul Fraser considers the market for spy gadgetry from the earlier era.
The damage that light can pose to antiques and works of art is revealed by our heritage conservator George Monger, who offers advice on how to protect your possessions.
There’s also a glimpse inside a Staffordshire country house accompanied by auctioneer Charles Hanson, English furniture dealer and expert David Harvey looks at the differences between two Chippendale chairs, and our saleroom spotlights focuses on the collection of the late comedian Robin Williams, and a single owner collection of Stuart Devlin gold and silver designs.
We also have our usual lively round-up of expert views and opinions on all aspects of the market, the latest news from the salerooms, and our must-read round-up of the best fairs and auctions to attend in October.