Couple cut commute, create tranquil workspace at home
Julie: The family room has terra cotta walls and a Tuscan gold accent wall. The rec room walls are neutral, Julie: In the family room there is a little table, and in my studio I have an old clock, an upright chest and a cedar chest. Most of our ...
April 10, 2015
How the Nation's First ALS Response Vehicle is Being Restored
Both of these prices were too expensive, so in 2007, Hall and a group of volunteers began to meet on Wednesday nights to restore the old Cortez themselves. It was a slow The original clock was also donated to the museum from Katie Sampson, a ...
April 7, 2015
Peirce Mansion volunteers finish latest phase of restoration
The room that formerly housed the museum's under the sea exhibit was carpeted and decorated with antique tables, vintage pink upholstered chairs and mannequins dressed in wedding gowns from the period. A bathroom containing original light green tile is ...
April 4, 2015
Villa Royale Inn, a step in old-world Europe
The property was built in 1947 as the estate for Hollywood actress Sonja Henie, who was probably better known for wining three Olympic gold medals in figure skating from 1928 to 1936. "This was her estate and she built all the villas so that her ...
March 20, 2015
ONE PAIR OF PIERRE-LOUIS ROUILLARD URNS C. 1856
This pair of antique brass pocket doors belonged to The United States Assay Office in lower Manhattan, the last public gold refinery in the country. (The fortress and its contents were sold in the early 1980s.) These pocket doors once gaurded more than ...
March 23, 2015
Ken Dixon: An eagle's glorious 7-story flight
You don't have to hit me over the head with an antique eagle to find a metaphor, but it was close. It would have been such a A passerby found it in the north lawn at about 5 o'clock on Wednesday. I imagine a scene like Discuss. There was the ...
March 20, 2015
How Ron Fliegelman Became The Weather Underground's Bomb Guru
Each device carried two sticks of dynamite linked to an alarm clock. Soon three others arrived: Robbins, a onetime Columbia student named Ted Gold, and a veteran S.D.S.-er named Kathy Boudin. It had four floors, plenty of bedrooms, and a ...
March 29, 2015
Shortly afterwards it was demolished, save for the kitchen wing (the long, outlying wing on the right in the engraving). Flagon, one of pair, 1597-98, London, silver-gilt, 12 x 6 ½ x 4 ¾ in. , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Its contents can be seen in museums across the world: for example, there is a pair of silver-gilt flagons now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, one of which is held by the coloured servant on the left of the painting. Silver-gilt flagon, detail of The Paston Treasure. These flagons were made in London, but many of the other precious objects in The Paston Treasure came from the Netherlands or Germany: for instance, the mounted nautilus shell on the right side of the painting, between the hourglass and the globe. Nicolaes de Grebber, nautilus cup, silver-gilt, glass, enamel, 1592, Delft. Nautilus cup, detail of The Paston Treasure. & displayed in the Prinsenhof Museum. This is now in the Prinsenhof Museum in Delft, having returned to the town of its birth.
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Long-regarded as the premier national fair in the UK, The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair is the leading event for sourcing antiques and fine art of assured quality and authenticity. It is the only event on the international art calendar exclusive to members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association and will see the display of a diverse range of important furniture, objet d’art, and paintings. Encompassing both antique and contemporary items, the BADA Fair allows buyers of all tastes and experience to add to their collections. In recent years the BADA Fair has seen a steady growth in international visitors and an increase in sales above £100,000. Ninety-eight of the most renowned art and antiques dealers from around the country, representing a variety of specialisms,... The demand for stands at the BADA Fair has increased and amongst the new Exhibitors at the upcoming edition are: Beaux Arts London, Philip Mould & Company, Michael Hughes, Peter Lipitch Ltd. is an important pair of diamond ‘waterfall’ earrings dating from c. 1940, each featuring 8 pear cut diamonds, and smaller baguette cut diamonds. New Exhibitor John Joseph will bring a beautiful Art Deco coral and diamond brooch and Anthea A G Antiques will display a bold coral ring in 18 carat gold, made by Kutchinsky and dating from the 1970s. There are several trends that have emerged...
The Gold Newsletter – Gold Weaker – Dollar Firm – FOMC Split – A Mixed Bag
Gold closed down $7.50 at $1203.10 and the minutes of the latest ... By the way we will soon offer “vintage or historical silver rounds” at a discount to brand new stock. Usually we just melt this material but a trial in store worked well – they ...
April 7, 2015