Australian Period Style is a unique annual magazine that looks at where we come from and how we once lived. It offers an opportunity to explore period decorating for Australian homes showcasing two centuries of style which has previously included Colonial Georgian, Old English Gothic, High Victorian, Between the Wars and Postwar Modern. Period Style not only defines the styles, provides examples of houses and of decoration but gives readers an insight into the many influences and contradictions that could be taken into account when renovating their homes.
FROM THE EDITOR
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES
A HIDDEN JEWEL • The David Roche Collection is arguably one of the greatest decorative arts collections in a private institution in Australia
SENTIMENTAL JEWELLERY • Where has all the love gone in today’s jewellery?
WHY ANTIQUES? • Appreciating antiques in a modern home is a rejection of impersonal production and an embrace of a vision of beauty that is tied to the pride of the craftsman
REARRANGING WILLIAM JOHNSTON’S COLLECTION • In a recent arrangement of The Johnston Collection, design studio Hecker Guthrie was invited to bring its skills to reconsider the remarkable collection
COLLECTIONS OF A LIFETIME • At the 2018 Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association Melbourne fair, the AAADA is proud to present an exhibition and sale that highlights a world-class collection of Bow Porcelain pieces
EUGENE VON GUÉRARD: ARTIST–TRAVELLER • A fascinating exhibition about the art, life and travels of Eugene von Guérard, the Austrian traveller and painter of 19th-century Australian landscapes, will make its way to the Art Gallery of Ballarat in early 2018
A MOORCROFT ICON IN AUSTRALIA • Hugh Edwards, chairman of W Moorcroft Limited and author, visited Australia in August to celebrate The Icons of Australia Collection, much to the delight of local Moorcroft fans
TO FRAME OR NOT TO FRAME • Keep it simple when framing period art so that the frame doesn’t take away from the art itself
MOVING WITH THE TIMES • Established for 70 years, this family-run antiques gallery offers old-fashioned service, but embraces new methods of dealing in antiques
FINISHING TOUCHES • Make a statement in your home by adding a beautiful item
ASIAN DECORATION OF ENGLISH PORCELAIN • Chinoiserie broadly encompasses all Asian decoration of porcelain done by foreign hands, and today there are many examples to delight collectors
HEAD WEST FOR MOORCROFT • The biggest Moorcroft retailer in the world, in a small country town in Western Australia, receives praise from Moorcroft’s chairman
FROM THE WORLD TO THE WEST • Good design, high quality and original condition are crucial for this third-generation antiques and fine art business
DESTINATION FOR THE DISCERNING • The Tyabb Packing House is a treasure trove for those seeking authentic period furniture and so much more
ANTIQUES OF QUALITY • Head to Hamilton to find the perfect Australiana pieces for your home
A LIFETIME OF COLLECTING • At this transformed old shed in Strathalbyn, collectors of all things bright and beautiful will find a warm welcome
GEELONG’S HIDDEN GEM • Travel back to 1856 with a visit to Barwon Grange, an early-Victorian Gothic building in Geelong, now managed by the National Trust
FORMER GLORY • Just a short drive or train ride from Melbourne, the National Trust of Victoria-listed Kyneton Old Rectory is reputedly the oldest-surviving house in Kyneton and has been lovingly renovated for guests
LANGI WILLI • Langi Willi is one of the 13 magnificent properties featured in the new book, More Great Properties of Country Victoria: The Western District’s Golden Age
VILLAGE LIVING •...