Moving house can be an expensive business, in more ways than one. You have to fork out for an army of solicitors, surveyors, estate agents and a removal firm, and then pay stamp duty, of course. But there is also the emotional cost of uprooting yourself from one neighbourhood to another.
“Streatham is very, very unfashionable,” says Ailsa Feroze, cheerfully. “But it is a great area to live in. The community is friendly and incredibly social — everyone knows everyone — and having lived he...
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This Fabergé stamp box in nephrite mounted with gold, diamonds and rubies is a good example of a beautifully designed yet practical object, which shows the quality of workmanship and attention to detail which Fabergé paid to all the objects made by his firm, however insignificant and whatever their cost. The top is fitted with two lids which meet diagonally. Inside, the three compartments have sloping bases to enable stamps to be removed easily. Mark of Michael Perchin, 1903.