Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire
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In the heart of a traditional Cotswold village, Snowshill Manor is the home of Charles Paget Wade, architect, artist and craftsman, who devoted his life to amassing an enormous and varied collection of ceramics, model ships, toys, bicycles and much more: ‘I have not bought things because they were rare or valuable. My guiding essentials have been good design, colour and workmanship. What a joy these old things are to live with, each piece made by the hand of a craftsman, each has feeling that no machine could ever attain. Though each room of the house is filled with items of interest, each has a restful atmosphere. They are rooms to linger in – rooms one must return to – rooms where there is always something to discover – rooms which inspire a thousand fancies’.
Still Life with Fruit
Jacques Linard (Paris 1597 – Paris 1645)
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire