Happy Birthday to… Us! One Year of Blogging

Today marks the one year anniversary since we started this blog, The Source: Antiques & Their Interiors.  Our first post on February 7, 2017 entitled 'Blue John or Black Jack?' looked at the history of the curious material blue john and its use in English antiques. Since then, we have aimed to provide interesting, useful, and occasionally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to… Us! One Year of Blogging

Antiques Trade Gazette: London Looks at Japanning

We were delighted to have our winter exhibition featured in this week's Antiques Trade Gazette in an article entitled 'The Furniture Crossover Culture.'  The article explores the intersection of Asian lacquer brought over to England from the 17th century and the subsequent imitation of this lacquer by English craftsmen, known as japanning. We hope you … Continue reading Antiques Trade Gazette: London Looks at Japanning

Timeless Terracotta: Terracotta Throughout the Ages

If you picked up a copy of Home & Antiques Magazine recently, you may have seen their feature entitled 'Timeless Terracotta.'  What an apt title for a material that is incredibly rich in its history and form.  The term terracotta derives from the Italian terra cotta, which in turn comes from the Latin terra cocta, or 'baked earth.'  The … Continue reading Timeless Terracotta: Terracotta Throughout the Ages

Mayfair Magazine: ‘Holding Court’

Imagine our surprise to be featured in this month's fashion issue of Mayfair Magazine!  Perhaps antiques are fashionable after all... After a closer read of the issue we saw our name mentioned in the magazine's article entitled 'Holding Court,' focusing on the upcoming LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair. The article highlights our George I giltwood … Continue reading Mayfair Magazine: ‘Holding Court’

When Bigger Isn’t Better: Small Rooms and How to Decorate Them

We were delighted to be featured in a recent roundup of interior designers and specialists on how to decorate a small room. Our Director, Charlie Mackinnon, had the following to say: 'Antique furniture can be a great source, as many of the pieces were made to fit smaller interiors.  These pieces will fit in seamlessly … Continue reading When Bigger Isn’t Better: Small Rooms and How to Decorate Them

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair: September 15-20 2017

We are delighted to be participating in this year's LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, which runs from September 15-20 in Mayfair's Berkeley Square.  Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events … Continue reading LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair: September 15-20 2017