Design Jan 12, 2010

Eighteenth-Century Furniture Design

On view through February 21, 2010, Eighteenth-Century Furniture Design highlights more than 30 furniture drawings from Continental Europe and Britain. Combined with furniture from the Indianapolis Museum Of Art, these drawings help to… Read more
Uncategorized Jan 11, 2010

Celebrating the Exotic and the Ordinary

Historic New England is subject of the loan exhibition at this years Winter Antique Show. The core of Americana Week in New York, the Winter Antique Show is among the top vetted presentations of American decorative arts. Ahead of the … Read more
Art Dec 23, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | Billy’s Antiques

Located on E. Houston, New York, Billy’s Antiques is a hodgepodge of curiosity, oddity, and plain great old stuff. The tent has been at 76 E. Houston since 1986, eventually becoming Billy’s after its initial incarnation as Lot. 76. The… Read more
Uncategorized Dec 18, 2009

Life After Auction

Since I revel in stories of object history and provenance, the lovely little run down in yesterday’s NYT “Tracking the Progress of Some Special Items Over the Past Year,” tickled my fancy. Included is the tale of Old Jake, a … Read more
Uncategorized Dec 16, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | Thomas Schwenke

Dealing since 1970, Thomas Schwenke specializes in furniture of the American Federal period. A key moment in the development of American arts, the Federal period (1785 to 1820) brought larger homes and more distinct refinement to the former… Read more
Design Dec 16, 2009

A Closer Look | Josef Hoffman

One of the better features at The Magazine Antiques is “A Closer Look,” which provides brief object based lessons hitting points of biography, design, use, and inspiration. Above is one example, Josef Hoffman’s Sitzmaschine (a machine… Read more
Uncategorized Dec 2, 2009

Antique Dealer Spotlight | The Keno Brothers

Going to veer slightly off the course for this week’s spotlight. Given their status as famed members of the Antiques Roadshow and their own Found!, Leigh and Leslie Keno need little introduction. While successful in the antiques trade… Read more
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