BRUSH­STROKES

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - MAILBOX -

Even for the most ar­dent col­lec­tors, buy­ing an­tiques at auc­tion can still some­times be an over­whelm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Packed with tips and ad­vice, you all loved part two of an­tiques ex­pert Mark Hill’s guide to shop­ping smart for an­tiques in our May is­sue. Here, we’re be­hind the scenes as Polly Fern sketches and paints the main il­lus­tra­tion for the piece, show­ing an auc­tion­eer with his gavel, poised for a sale.

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