Antique Collecting magazine – inside the new issue

The latest Antique Collecting magazine is our special double summer issue – everything from a visit to Gertrude Jekyll’s house and garden, LS Lowry paintings, why collectors are crazy for Japanese bamboo weaving and the 18th-century bird portraits by Sarah Stone.

Subscribe now to get the magazine delivered to your door each month – plus receive a free book and just bag – and find out what’s inside by scrolling down.

Shooting Stars: Could the Japanese art of bamboo weaving be your next collecting obsession? Antique Collecting goes behind the scenes at a new exhibition

Ooh! Betty: The furniture of the unsung heroine of inter-war design, Betty Joel, is in the spotlight after estimate-busting sales in UK auctions

Jekyll and Pride: Contents from the home of the celebrated garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, are up for sale this month in Surrey

Doll Face: A profile of the German maker Kämmer & Reinhardt before one of its models goes under the hammer in Yorkshire

Box Clever: The designs of the talented enameller and member of the celebrated Guild of Handicraft, Fleetwood Charles Varley, are put in focus ahead of a sale of his work

High Flyer: Unknown to many, the 18th-century natural history painter, Sarah Stone, is the subject of a new exhibition opening this month

Hot Stuff: Silver by the 17th-century maker Elizabeth Haselwood from the collection of the Colman mustard family makes its way onto the rostrum in June

Also inside:

Antiques Roadshow presenter Marc AllumAuctioneer’s Lot: Charles Hanson is bowled over when a 700-year-old, locally-found, Ming dynasty table appears in the saleroom

Marc My Words: The Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Allum shares stories of his life and work

Waxing Lyrical: Leading Cotswolds-based antiques dealer and expert David Harvey opens the doors on a pair of gothic revival hall chairs