Vanessa Brett started to research luxury retailing in 2003, having been asked by the late Brian Beet to continue his initial work on the subject. She edited the journal of The Silver Society, Silver Studies, for fifteen years to 2008.
In 1986 Vanessa Brett published The Sotheby's Directory of Silver, and in 1991 was co-author, with Jonathan Bourne, of Lighting in the Domestic Interior. In 1993 she was a contributor to Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Silver, edited by Charles Truman. Bertrand's Toyshop in Bath was published in 2014.
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Bertrand's Toyshop in Bath: Luxury Retailing 1685-1765
ISBN 978 0 9575992 4 6, 245x172mm, 364 pages, 230 illustrations, hardback
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