Readers the length and breadth of Courier Country will have owned a piece of McIntosh furniture at some stage. Alas, no, not Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but Alexander Henry McIntosh (1835-1919).
Illustrated is small oil painting by the Scottish artist John Pettie which caused a stir at John Nicolson’s auctions in Haslemere, Surrey at the tail end of January.
With record winter temperatures across the country, the dilemma on what to wear outdoors has been as much a topic of conversation as the weather.
‘Baxter Patentee’ is often seen on needle-box prints produced by George Baxter (1804-1867), a Victorian entrepreneur who recognised that sewing machine manufacturers might like to spruce up the large quantities of needle boxes produced for their machines.
Special Auction Services of Newbury featured a remarkable Second World War survivor in its antiques sale on February 5 – and it duly sold for 10 times its pre-sale estimate.
Forum Auctions, relative newcomers to the antiquarian book trade, operate from a Victorian building close to Battersea Park.
From the late 1700s, venture capitalists took advantage of Dundee’s outstanding location for Baltic trade. Shipping records show regular connections to Archangel for flax from the growing areas north of Moscow, large imports from St Petersburg when the White Sea was frozen, and quantities of cheaper flax from Latvia and Estonia, shipped through Riga.
Today's pictures shows an opulently-illuminated manuscript on parchment written and illustrated in Florence around 1490.
AMONG the great treasures of the British Library are the Thomason Tracts, a remarkable collection of 17th Century Civil War-period printed pamphlets and news-sheets.
SLIPWARE IS not something to be found in the unmentionables department of M&S.