American Furniture 2014
To show how revolutionary it was, he begins with the walnut high chest and dressing table with turned legs made by John Head in 1726 for Caspar Wistar, a German immigrant who arrived in 1717 and became a successful button manufacturer. . Explaining ...
June 9, 2015
The furniture fair is mad for modern
Her latest, Zelda, is a diamond-shape fixture with custom brass hardware and LED tubes. Products at the show included Ecotono's Feeler pendant light with an integrated Bluetooth speaker, Mio Feltforms decorative panels that double as acoustic tiles ...
June 8, 2015
The Intrigue of a Heist: Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
This morning she'd finished scraping off centuries of songbird guano from the cage's floor. It wasn't a birdcage .. They dispersed into the rooms, filling their bags with needlework samplers, old desk clocks, a silver-hilted hunting knife. They had ...
June 8, 2015
Trend spotting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair
NEW YORK — National and global brands catering to lovers of modern design and contemporary furniture exhibited their hottest wares last month at the 27th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Held annually in New York, ICFF (as it's known ...
June 2, 2015
Tiffany scenic leaded window and lamps, plus Howard & Davis and Seth ...
In addition to over 200 antique clocks (a specialty of Fontaine's), these categories will include antique lamps by makers such as Tiffany Studios and others, fine period furniture, over 15 porcelain plaques by KPM, Royal Vienna etc., marble and bronze ...
May 12, 2015
The Man Who Would Oversee WWIIs End
Knickknacks on FDR's desk—pigs, donkeys, and other odd mementos—were swept away, replaced by a model cannon, a clock, and pen sets. From a glance around the study, Navy men like Truman also turned his broom on the old guard. Harold Ickes, Frances ...
May 7, 2015
Where Howard Hughes Was Underfoot
As a house tour enticement, “Do you want to see Howard Hughes's vault?” is pretty irresistible. Of course you want to see Howard Hughes's vault. Who doesn't? And Ash Shah, the homeowner who asked, looks thrilled to lead you down to the basement....
March 5, 2015
edited by Luke Beckerdite and published by the Chipstone Foundation, uses several words that have been used for some time but are now becoming more common when talking or writing about American furniture. The term was used by several speakers at the Winterthur Furniture Forum to show how particular elements from inherited cultures were merged creatively to create new American forms. In the furniture journal, an article by Alan Miller demonstrates Irish creolization in Philadelphia cabriole furniture, and Peter Kenny talks of Dutch creolization in the Brinckerhoff scrutoir. “Late baroque” is used to describe furniture with turned legs. Cabriole-leg seating furniture and cabriole- case furniture, what the English call Georgian and the French call baroque, is the next development in American style and is now called cabriole. “Rococo” is used to describe furniture embellished in the 18th-century French taste. As usual, American Furniture 2014 is filled with groundbreaking papers on furniture made or used in America from its founding until the present day, as well as book reviews and a bibliography of articles and books about American furniture that... The focus of the major articles and book reviews in American Furniture 2014 is early 18th- to early 19th-century North American furniture, but Dennis Carr reviews A Surviving Legacy in Spanish America:.
Spanish designer Jaime Hayón reinterpreted Danish modernism with his new Fri armchair for Fritz Hansen. Mid-century modern is having a moment, but it’s not all about “Mad Men. One Collection has revived the 45 Chair from Danish designer Finn Juhl, and M2L has reissued the discontinued 1972 Deep Tuft sectional sofa from designer Harvey Probber. “The real test of great design is time,” says Michael Manes, president of M2L. “Harvey Probber was a true American design icon whose brilliant, modern design spanned four decades — from the mid-1940s to the 1980s — and continues to age gracefully... Details hexagon tiles. “There’s been a strong return to geometric forms across furniture, lighting, textiles and surfacing, which can also be seen in the new collections from Italian tile companies,” says Armando Cafiero, managing director of Confindustria Ceramica, the...
Roosevelt’s footsteps echoed across the stage, but most of the actors sitting in the Oval Office on the morning of April 13, 1945 had changed since the war’s first dreadful weeks. William Leahy had been ambassador to Vichy when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and Henry “Hap” Arnold, on inspection in Europe that day, was a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a name that did not exist in 1941. And for the first time since... Leahy explained the function of the Joint Chiefs to the new president. At Stimson’s suggestion, Marshall and King gave short summaries of the state of the war. Marshall said Eisenhower would send Patton’s army into Czechoslovakia. Iwo Jima’s capture three weeks earlier had put American fighter escorts within range of Japan, and the Tenth Army was making steady progress on Okinawa. “If the South had had a staff organization like that,” he said, “the Confederates would have won the Civil War. He said he was satisfied with the war’s progress and wanted no major changes in its prosecution. The meeting was brief and efficient, and the war chiefs left the overwhelmed president to face his next meeting.
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clock paperweights, globes and candle and letter holders. Pieces have an antique brass, bronze or copper, or shiny brass finish. The Taj Stores offers telescopes, sextants, compasses, sand timers and globes made of brass, iron and wood. Roorkee ...
May 5, 2015
Trissa V Antique Brass Finish Curved Scrolled Ends Queen Headboard and Footboard
Trissa V antique brass finish curved scrolled ends queen headboard and footboard set with round ball post toppers. This set includes the queen headboard and footboard with curved ends and round ball post toppers (bed frame support rails sold separately).
April 21, 2015
Brass Double Dial Porthole Wheel Clock 8'' Brass Desk Clocks Brass Clock - Bran
The Hampton Nautical Double Dial Wheel Clock is a solid brass desk clock. This brand new ship wheel clock is a perfect accent to any home, office or study. This clock features both the 12-hour and 24-hour marks and has 1 minute interval marks. Inside the ...
December 10, 2013
With care, antique clocks stand the test of time
Often passed down through families, antique clocks - from small desk models to towering grandfather clocks - bring a sense of history and charm to any room. These old mechanical devices have presence, not only because of their hand-crafted designs ...
February 22, 2013