Watch | Hints on Household Taste

Watch | Hints on Household Taste

with Paul Reeves, British Art & Design Collector

Join British Art & Design Collector Paul Reeves as he discusses Hints on Household Taste : Paul Reeves, our 28 June 2022 auction of works from his collection which took place in Edinburgh.



Design has dominated Paul Reeves’ life – from collecting as a young man, to becoming an acclaimed clothing designer in the 1960s and early 70s. In early adulthood he turned to interior decorating and then later his current profession as an antiques dealer. Paul’s international reputation as a passionate purveyor of 19th and 20th century furniture, objects, lighting and textiles, has led him to work with significant private collectors, as well as high profile museums and galleries.

The title of this sale references Charles Eastlake’s highly influential and polemical book Hints on Household Taste, published in 1868, in which he sought to answer his rhetorical question: “What use is it to decorate the interior of our country-houses if we are to permit ugliness within them?”

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Auction Information


Hints on Household Taste : Paul Reeves

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 | Edinburgh | Live Online


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Lyon & Turnbull’s Decorative Arts & Design specialists are renowned for both their knowledge and their sales of artworks conducted from London and Edinburgh and via our live online auctions. Our specialists are experts not only on design from 1860 to the present, but also on current market conditions, an essential combination to any successful auction.


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