A paean to the passage of time in old London domestic interiors. What is it about old pine panelling layered with flaking paint that enchants the eye and tugs at the heart? The soft shine of wooden boards, worn and pappy. Sunlight shafting through an open door out to an unevenly flagged yard where a clay pipe might turn up alongside a Thames oyster shell or a pottery shard. Blue -and-white export ware; the molten lustre of mahogany or worn silver; the curiosity of tricorn hat boxes or a fragment of SPtialfields silk ;portraits whose owners might once have lived here. Would they have believed that these houses would stand 250 years later? Time has imbued all these things with unforgettable patina not only in museums, but even more in old Georgian house still lived in and loved, repaired, and regenerated.
Hardcover, 224 pages.
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