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EYE ON ANTIQUES: MOURNING JEWELRY

Coffin-shaped rings and locks of hair woven into intricate bracelets and earrings were among the mementoes that marked a loved oneís death.

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CREATING AN 'EARLY' KITCHEN

A specialist in reconstructing early houses envisions his 1750 kitchen as it would have been remodeled in the late 1800s.

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ADAPTING AN OLD BARN

A New Jersey company battles time and development to give these agricultural icons new life as everything from a spa to a summer home.

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AMERICAN WALL STENCILING, 1790-1840

This decorative alternative to wallpaper was more widespread and varied than we imagined, according to a well-documented new study.

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RETHINKING RESTORATION AT THE WADSWORTH-LONGFELLOW HOUSE

A new interpretation reflects how the family redecorated in the mid-1800s; hereís how and why that look was re-created.

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THESE WALLS CAN TALK

A first-hand look at doing paint research, and what it revealed in the parlor of the authorís 18th-century farmhouse.

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LANDSCAPE RESTORATION: THE ROOT OF THE MATTER

Two historic sites offer lessons in restoring a landscape that is compatible with both history and modern usage.

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LIFE IN EARLY AMERICA: VOYAGEURS OF THE NORTHWEST COMPANY

Fur trappers braved harsh weather, unknown terrain, and hostile natives en route to the Great Rendezvous.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

The Divine is in the Details

Jeanmarie Andrews

LETTERS

CALENDAR

WORTH SEEING

How the Experts Do It

Jeanmarie Andrews

SIDE-BY-SIDE

Jeanmarie Andrews

ON THE COVER

The kitchen in Richard Meckeís reconstructed Massachusetts house is a circa 1750 room interpreted as it would have been remodeled in the late 19th century. Photograph by J. David Bohl.

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