Homes & Antiques' November issue is out now!
The November issue of Homes & Antiques is out today!
Learn the subtle art of layering history in Homes & Antiques' November issue and discover how to create enchanting antique displays at home.
In the issue, we turn our attention to shorter days and brisk autumnal weather with eight simple ways to create a warming period hearth, each with an array of fireplaces to be the envy of your guests. For some truly outstanding fireplaces – set in stunning interiors amid quirky collections – don't miss beautiful Yorkshire manor house Burton Constable Hall on page 96.
Also inside, open up our feature on the greatest flower book ever sold - a forgotten copy of Basilius Besler's Hortus Eystettensis – that may have once belonged to the Pope's physician, meet master restorer Jon Slight, and switch on with the history of lighting and illumination.
As usual, H&A is packed with specialist antiques advice. Our columnist, Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard, is back with more sage advice, this time on patina, while glass expert Mark Hill explores the fascinating history of Czech glass in our new interview series.
As always, you'll also get a list of the best antiques and vintage fairs to visit in November, alongside details of exciting artistic and cultural events guaranteed to make it a fulfilling season ahead.
The November issue of Homes & Antiques is available in shops and in digital format now
From simple rushlight and wax candles to gas lamps, the iconic 'Anglepoise' and the next generation of LEDs, the story of lighting is one that has grown brighter by the century.
Create a perfect period fireplace
With the days growing colder and the nights drawing in, it's hard to beat the appeal of a roaring fire. Take a cue from history and learn how to enhance your home with a classic fireplace or stove.
A treasure uncovered
Discover the fantastic interiors and quirky collections hidden within one of Britain's forgotten yet most fascinating houses, Burton Constable Hall. Keep an eye out for the lavish golden dragons in the Chinese Room!
Display pieces with history
'Every surface in your home is waiting for a visual landscape that delights, yet doesn't feel overly staged,' writes author Susanna Salk. Uncover a fresh approach to living with, and displaying, pieces with history in your home.
We kick off our new series 'The Restorers' with detective work, detailed research and plenty of meticulous craftsmanship. The Wallace Collection's Jon Slight gives us an insight as to what goes into the life of a frame and furniture conservator.
The greatest flower book ever sold
A newly discovered copy of the 17th-century flower book, Basilius Besler's Hortus Eystettensis - that may once have belonged to the Pope's physician - proves its enduring appeal as it sets a 21st-century auction record.
Buy your copy of Homes & Antiques' November issue in shops or in digital format today!