This area was once dominated by manufacturing and industry, drawing waves of German, Polish and, more recently, Hispanic immigrants to work the plentiful blue-collar jobs. With the Urban cheese factory, Clock Shadow Creamery (138 W. Bruce St ...
April 1, 2015
The 2015 Winter Antiques Show
The message “WAS is NOW” was supposed to prove that antiques are relevant in the modern world and announce a new level of excellence for the show; it is a message hard to sum up in a logo. . painted wood full-bodied cock weathervane, 1800-25, and he ...
March 13, 2015
Review: The 2015 Armory Show Overlaps History and Cultures
Franz Erhard Walther, a German artist who fell through the cracks of history here and was revived with a 2010 Dia:Beacon exhibition, appears on both piers. In the modern section, he is represented by fabric and wood constructions from the '90s at ...
March 5, 2015
Hopkins clockmaker repairs the world's rarest timepieces
He's fixed clocks from Hong Kong to Pakistan, from Russia to Germany. And nearly every one has Befitting their status, they were usually encased in beautifully carved wood or precious metal. They often included Purdy also sells rare clocks. The ...
December 21, 2014
Abundance of blight reveals Detroit's wooden treasures
DETROIT — James Cadariu was planning construction of his hip, new coffee bar, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, in 2011 when he first heard about Reclaim Detroit, a nonprofit agency retrieving old and valuable wood and other treasures from When ...
December 26, 2014
Oil painting of John DuPont's uncle up for auction
MALVERN – An important oil on canvas portrait painting by the noted German artist Georg Papperitz (1846-1918), from the estate of John E. DuPont will be sold at a two-session public and online auction planned for Friday, Feb. 27, by Gordon S. Also ...
February 8, 2015
What's it Worth? Wedgwood container, Metro Electric radio speaker, Kutani ...
It is in the Fallow Deer pattern and is commonly called transferware, a style that uses transfer printing to produce fine lines similar to the engraved prints in old books. All pieces are made from single pieces of wood. Overall, the piece is in ...
February 9, 2015
She caught my eye because of her beautiful turned features, especially the captive rings on the mother-of-all horizontals and the wheel hub. (The large one on the wheel hub undulates back and forth as the drive wheel turns - just mesmerizing. ) Captive rings are created while the main piece is turned, by undermining wood from the piece being carved. I found her on German eBay and watched the seconds count down with baited breath as the listing came to a close. Unfortunately, my good luck did not extend to the next phase of the process: the seller packed the wheel and distaff most carelessly, basically sticking the wheel in a box, cramming the distaff in diagonally, and sending her on her way with a... Damage to the standing distaff was obvious: the base had completely snapped off, but if it weren't for the added length of that piece, the wheel would undoubtably have been stuffed into a smaller box and sustained more damage. As it was, my heart sank when I took the box from the postman and saw the holes punctured through the sides of the box by the top finials and the crank. The wood was parched but came back to life with some boiled linseed oil.
In an old-town square in Esslingen, Germany, a jester on stilts roams the cobblestones, stopping to juggle and pose for photos with wide-eyed children. Colorful scenes like these unfold before me as I eat homemade suppe und brot —soup and bread—served in handmade crockery bowls in the medieval part of the Esslingen Christmas and Medieval Market. Held annually from late November until December 21st, the Medieval Christmas Fair ( Mittelaltermärkt ) and traditional Christmas Market have lured me to historic Esslingen am Neckar, a 1,200-year-old town near Stuttgart in southern Germany. 5-hour train ride from modern Frankfurt, old-town Esslingen feels centuries away, with its medieval churches and colorfully painted, half-timbered houses with crisscrossed beams. Called Weihnachtsmärkte and Christkindlmärkte in German, Christmas markets originated as town fairs as long as a millennia ago so that villagers could stock up on supplies for the oncoming winter. Esslingen is the ideal location for this annual celebration, and I’m among hundreds of delighted visitors exploring the exotic booths and huts in the costumed medieval portion of the market—while also appreciating the Christmasy atmosphere in the... The Medieval Market—a cross between a Renaissance festival and Christmas fair—has the appeal of craftspeople dressed in period costumes demonstrating revived old art forms and trades.
I should say first of all that I have taken the photos with my shitty digital camera in terrible light, so I apologise for the poor quality. if I find something aesthetically pleasing, I just do. I’ll also add a note that I am a New Zealander born to German parents, and studied Art History and Italian, so my tastes and influences are varied. First of all is my newest acquisition, Sleeper, by Guy Sullivan. I am hopefully going to do a feature on Guy sometime in the near future, so I won’t say much about him here, except that he is also a Kiwi, and makes music as well as art. I bought Sleeper after seeing her up in the exhibition space in a cafe I often fo to. She was right at the far end, after some other awesome works, one which caught my eye in particular. I can’t remember the name of the work, but it was made by, in effect, carving corflute (the material they use for real estate signs). You had to step back to understand the subject matter, as the whole work was white, but the sculptural effect was very interesting, as the corrugated nature of the corflute added texture to the carved out linework. I found out her gender when I enquired about purchasing the work, and Guy added a lovely ‘P. S. , ‘He’ is a she. He said that she is a character he has worked with over many years, and keeps refining and changing her throughout his works.
Figures don't lie: Inside a Canadian collector's wooden mannequin exhibition
Her mannequins include some beautifully carved figures at life size, including an anatomically correct German pair from 1520 ... are on you,” she says – though all the eyes are wooden. Seventeen vintage fairground mirrors distort everything they ...
April 7, 2015
This area was once dominated by manufacturing and industry, drawing waves of German, Polish and ... Fifth Street), which uses antique lead and wood type and hand-carved linoleum block to create cool, funky posters. There are a whole host of other artists ...
March 31, 2015
Antique Collector Brings Unusual Pieces to Litchfield County
He is a member of the Art & Antique ... wood commode dates to around 1750. It features a highly exaggerated serpentine front and sides. And there is a magnificent large Irish mahogany armchair, with a shaped upholstered back surmounted by a crest of carved ...
April 3, 2015
Collectors seek vintage technology
Collectors are searching for antique and vintage items related to discontinued technology ... The cedar keeps out moths and other insects, but the oil in the wood will discolor fabric or paper. Before storing fabrics in the cedar chest, it should ...
April 1, 2015