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Dolls’ houses

Dolls’ houses

Recent exhibitions and fairs have sparked new interest in these temples of tiny delight – not just as playthings, but as objets d’art, says Charlotte Abrahams

Travel games

Travel games

Playing with these highly collectable sets – created to pass the time on military campaigns or Grand Tours – brings the era beautifully to life, says Virginia Blackburn

Elevator gates

Elevator gates

These architectural curios are on the up in statement interiors, says Ruth Caven, used not just as lift doors, but also as coffee tables, garden features or art

Travel memoirs

Travel memoirs

Rare and exquisite volumes capturing the thrill of voyages of discovery are inspiring contemporary adventurers, says Emma Crichton-Miller

Capes

Capes

With the capacious cover-up’s reinterpretation by modern designers comes a renewed affection for its ultra-chic forebears, says Clare Coulson