Posted 03/01/10

Glittering competition: the rivals of Faberge

To many collectors of nineteenth-century silver and objets de vertu, imperial Russia is the fount of Europe's most exotic work. And even for those who can only dream of its legacy de luxe, mention of Mother Russia immediately triggers thoughts of one name, Fabergé.

Posted 03/01/10

Libraries and the preservation of early photography

Much of the important photographic record of nineteenth-century life entered libraries through books with original prints and has thus survived almost by accident.

Posted 03/01/10

Victoria and Albert Art and Love

A new exhibition of the paintings, decorative arts, architecture, and decor acquired and assembled by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert speaks eloquently of the mutual passion and shared tastes of a lively young couple.

Posted 03/01/10

Color in a Higher Key: John La Farge

What John La Farge sought in the South Seas in 1890 and what he actually found there is the subject of an exhibition of his sketches, oils, and watercolors of the sojourn on view at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Posted 01/08/10

European elegance in San Francisco

One of California's finest collections of eighteenth-century English and European decorative arts is to be found in San Francisco in a large Queen Anne revival house in Pacific Heights. Photography by Aya Brackett

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