//Decorative Arts

  • Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

    Catharine MacLeod

    Accompanies the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Textiles of Japan: The Thomas Murray Collection

    Thomas Murray & Virginia Soenksen

    A fabulous range of textiles from shamanistic appliqué to workers’ clothes and household goods as well as ravishing kimonos. A stunning book and generous at the price.

    Hardback £65.00
  • Living Iron

    Pauline van Lynden, Vanessa Everts

    The fascinating history of iron and its impact on our lives, from the earliest days of our planet to the 21st century, is presented in this meticulously researched and smartly produced book. The authors delve into the exceptional combination of qualities the metal possesses and explains why, through millennia of rust, recycling and reinvention, this tough stuff continues to reveal enormous potential for our world and our future.

    Paperback £36.00
  • Wallpapers at Temple Newsam: 1635 to the Present

    Anthony Wells-Cole & Barabara Walker

    Stunning, large format illustrated catalogue of the wallpapers at Temple Newsam, one of the few significant collections in this country. Though many rooms were damaged or stripped of their papers, an enormous amount of conservation work has been achieved over several decades. Not least, a new company – the now famous Zoffany & Co.- was created to make meticulous reproductions of some of the wallpapers based on fragments. The wall coverings at Temple Newsam date from about 1700 to the present day, including half a century of rather unsympathetic redecoration from the 1930’s on. Most of the historic Temple Newsam wallpapers have been found since 1979 during structural repair works and during restoration of the house between 1980 and 2009.

                 
     

    Hardback £50.00
  • William Morris and His Palace of Art: Architecture, Interiors and Design at Red House

    Tessa Wild

    A comprehensive new illustrated study of Red House, Bexleyheath.

    Hardback £35.00
  • Paris Furniture: The Luxury Market of the 19th Century

    Christopher Payne

    A substantial, superbly illustrated book on some of the most exotic furniture ever made.

    Hardback £165.00
  • Nubian Gold: Ancient Jewelry from Sudan and Egypt

    Peter Lacovara & Yvonne J Markowitz

    Nubia, whose very name means ‘gold,’ was famous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic material, and intricate craftsmanship. This is a fine study of the surviving work.

    Hardback £39.95
  • Alan Caiger-Smith and the Legacy of the Aldermaston Pottery

    Jane White

    From the Ashmolean.

    Paperback £20.00
  • Matisse and Decoration

    John Klein

    A study of the gorgeous late work… Murals, stained glass, ceramic tiles, lead crystal pieces, carpets, tapestries, fashion fabrics, and accessories.

    Hardback £45.00