Material Culture

Art Sep 23, 2009

Fairfield Auctions Estate Sale

Fairfield Auctions in Newtown, Connecticut is hosting an eclectic estate sale September 27. Offerings include modern and art deco furniture and decorative arts, like a glass table lamp by Jean Desny, circa 1930 (Lot 37) and a rare… Read more
Uncategorized Sep 22, 2009

Sheaff : Ephemera

Ephemera is infinitely exciting. All those little tidbits produced for a given function (and often produced to exist in quick form) that bring alive today the richness of cultures past. Broadsides, lithographs, ink blotters, railway tickets… Read more
Design Sep 18, 2009

James D. Julia Historic Firearms Sale

James D. Julia Auctions in Fairfield, Maine hosts its annual rare and historic firearms sale October 6-7. Items range from the morbid death mask of FBI most wanted bank robber John Dillinger to a 1968 Browning pistol with a gold … Read more
Design Sep 17, 2009

Donnely’s History Tool Auction

Discover artistry and ingenuity in Martin Donnely’s September 18-19 historic tool auction. Enthusiasts can expect a wide a range of early cabinetmaking, metalworking and other specialized craft implements, many of which were customized… Read more
Uncategorized Sep 16, 2009

Christie’s Americana Auction

Christie’s September 30 Americana sale boasts a healthy assortment of early American furniture, prints, paintings, and ceramics. Highlights include a dwarf clock made by Boston-area clockmaker Joshua Wilder, circa 1825. Preview the sale… Read more
Uncategorized Sep 15, 2009

Doyle’s Important Estate Jewelry Auction

Why pay retail prices for jewelry when you can find antique and estate gems and baubles crafted by the master jewelers of decades and centuries past? Check out Doyle’s upcoming Important Estate Jewelry sale on Oct. 3. You can preview … Read more
Architecture Sep 14, 2009

Great Estate: Homewood, Baltimore, MD

The Magazine Antiques casts its watchful eye on the Homewood Museum, a “great estate” in Baltimore, MD. Built from 1800 to 1806, the home was designed after a Palladian 5 part plan. The land was originally a gift from Charles … Read more
Uncategorized Sep 2, 2009

Pro Football’s Past in Objects

Sporting history builds with a series of different source material – game film, statistics, and newspaper articles meld with folklore and oral histories. Then, of course, there are the objects. A welcome portion of the Pro Football Hall… Read more
Uncategorized Aug 19, 2009

Hot Type, Hard Times 1900-1910

In the first decade of the 20th-century, Idaho Falls transformed from a frontier boom town to a civilized city. In the course of the decade wars were waged between tavern owners, bootleggers and gamblers and the proponents of temperance… Read more
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