Pull back from the Kentucky myth and look around Mack and Sharon Cox's house, and a world of Kentucky decorative arts unfolds that is both cultivated and uniquely Kentucky.
In a wide ranging exhibition the Museum of the City of New York captures this country's long love affair with the colonial revival style...
The brick exterior of the house appears virtually identical to others on its street and to much of the neighborhood of Wandsworth in southwest London. Built in the 1840s by a philanthropic charity as part of a subsidized housing project for uniformed workers (mostly from the nearby railway but also policemen and soldiers), its conformity to the rows that surround it ends at the front door.
Unveiled for the first time at the Winter Antiques Show, a small teabowl is revealed to be the earliest intact piece of American porcelain known to date—and it was made near Charleston.