Tall-Case Clock Expands Scholarship in Lower Southern Piedmont
By circa 1815, the date determined by Wooten and his staff for the Mattison clock, mantel clocks had begun to replace tall-case clocks in the more urban areas of the South, said Couch. “I believe the [Reeded Raised Panel] group is of northern European ...
June 30, 2015
Time hasn't healed all wounds
Decorative pottery from New Mexico, some filled with sand from her travels, and braided sweetgrass, which is revered as a sacred plant by some American Indian tribes, adorn the fireplace mantel. Sitting near a About five minutes later, Dooley ...
April 19, 2015
Six Reasons We'll Miss 'Justified'
Do not read on unless you've seen “The Promise,” the series finale of “Justified.” “Justified” was always about transcending something, which makes it appropriate that the show's ending transcended my expectations. It zigged when I sort of expected it ...
April 15, 2015
Renovating our Dutch house, via Skype
In Diane Daniels and Selina Kok's house in the Netherlands, the living/dining area features a brick fireplace with a walnut mantel. The picture window is typical of Dutch houses . After several days of touring urban and rural homes, we deemed only ...
May 2, 2015
Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism, the First Computer
The Antikythera mechanism was similar in size to a mantel clock, and bits of wood found on the fragments suggest it was housed in a wooden case. Like a clock, the case would've had a large circular face with rotating hands. There was a knob or handle ...
January 21, 2015
5 Warrenton homes open for Historic Garden Week
Portraits by the French artist Yves Muller d'Escars are hung throughout, a French 19th-century clock set adorns the mantel in the gilt drawing room, an early-19th-century bed belonging to a Revolutionary War ancestor and a French Louis XVIII bed grace ...
April 6, 2015
Is Your Dad Weird? We Have The Perfect Father's Day Gift
A father's work is never done, especially when it comes to hinting what gifts he'd prefer to get on Father's Day. While advertisers inundate us with messages that Dad wants barbecue supplies, ties, or golf gear, the truth is, papa really wants ...
June 12, 2015
Note the fine reeded panels on this circa 1815 tall-case clock attributed to James Mattison, Anderson County, South Carolina. Dealer Keith McCurry bought the Mattison clock for $22,800 (est. $4000/6000). It was the top lot of the sale. Philip Toussaint bought it for $11,400 (est. $4000/6000). This was the top-dollar pot of the sale. The 27¾" x 25¼" x 12½" tiger maple desk with white pine secondary was attributed to a New England maker circa 1770. An Internet bidder beat back six phone bidders to take it for $6600 (est. $3000/5000). A 29 3/8" x 17 5/8" x 13¼" southern walnut and cherry spice or valuables cabinet with compartmentalized interior went to Philip Toussaint for $10,200 (est. $3000/5000). The Wootens found no other examples of an original menu for a 1908 dinner honoring Mark Twain. It sold to an Internet bidder for $540 (est.
he walls in the front room of Susan Ferrell’s home are painted lavender, the same as they were when she fell in love with the house more than 20 years ago. Decorative pottery from New Mexico, some filled with sand from her travels, and braided sweetgrass, which is revered as a sacred plant by some American Indian tribes, adorn the fireplace mantel. Sitting near a book of Japanese fairytales in the study is a collection of prose by Alice Walker with a bookmark tucked between the pages, like Ferrell would come home tomorrow and keep reading. Some details around the house have changed over the years – Ferrell’s tan Honda Accord decked with bumper stickers is gone from the garage and her family has given away many of her books and belongings. Still, other aspects of the home remain the way they were when Ferrell walked out the door for work on April 19, 1995. For families like her parents, Don and Sally Ferrell of Chandler, the pain lingers 20 years after a bomb exploded in front of... Twenty years later, there are survivors and people who lost loved ones, co-workers and friends who remain in an emotional struggle that doesn’t answer to time. It took a while before Sally Ferrell, Susan’s mother, could come to the house in Oklahoma City and not cry.
” I couldn’t pronounce them, but my Dutch wife taught me the words for “houses for sale” and “freestanding property,” so I could research listings at funda. Under the terms of our “10-year plan,” concluding in 2014, it was my turn to become the expat and Lina’s to be home, where she would be closer to family and bicycle everywhere on designated paths. Now in our 50s, we had spent the past decade in Durham, where we’d paid $185,000 for a historic 2,000-square-foot house in the Walltown neighborhood. After a year of searching, Lina started a job in medical diagnostics in March 2014 in the medium-sized city of Eindhoven, about 75 miles, I mean 120 kilometers, southeast of Amsterdam. Like most of the European Union, the Netherlands was just coming out of an economic slump, and housing prices were still “low,” which I was dismayed to discover still meant twice as much as in North Carolina. My role was to ready the Durham home for sale, while Lina’s was to research properties we found online in preparation for my house-hunting visit. “Let’s live on a canal, so we can launch our kayaks from home,” I said excitedly during one of our Skype sessions. We soon realized my suggestions were ludicrous within our budget of 350,000 euros, at the time about $485,000 – more than I ever thought I would spend on a house, especially a small one. The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe, meaning space is tight.
Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability
These are the factors that define walkability, which refers to how safe, convenient, and efficient it is to walk in an urban environment ... daily trips on foot or by bike by 2050. Photo by City Clock Magazine/Flickr. The more people there are in a ...
April 23, 2015
Holiday Designer Challenge: Make a merry mantel for $25 or less
See how they did when we asked them to demonstrate their thrifty holiday styles on a living room mantel in Hyde Park. Erica Kay Thowe, designer and owner of Erica Kay Remodeling & Design ... Lake envisioned a clock to signify the infamous countdown ...
November 28, 2014
Wooden Jigsaw Mantel Clock, Green
Easy and fun to assemble (no tools required), this clock creates a 3-dimensional appearance out of four flat wooden cross-sections stacked back-to-front, reminiscent of a pop-up book construction
December 10, 2013
Clerkenwell vintage mantle clock from Marks & Spencer
This Clerkenwell mantle clock from Marks & Spencer offers some serious vintage looks at a bargain price. Taken from the same range as the desk lamp we featured last week, this clock definitely has some modernist leanings. Blocky numbers, a domed glass ...
August 13, 2012
1950s-style Westworld Mantel Clock by Newgate
A new, vintage-style clock from Newgate, the Westworld Mantel Clock. It's a clock with 1950s-inspired styling, available in three colour options - black or red glass with mirrored markers or a mirrored glass with black time markers. No matter which one you ...
March 4, 2011