The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent The Market Posts The most recent posts for in The Market. Sat, 28 May 2016 23:47:32 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Mount Vernon Comes to Freeman's <p>Despite its dainty name the Mount Vernon Ladies&rsquo; Association is not an outfit to be trifled with. Nor is it one to do anything by half measures. Founded in&nbsp;1858, it is comprised of twenty-seven members, each representing a state in the union at that time, who approached and still approach the project of preserving George Washington&rsquo;s estate with an almost military rigor. Mount Vernon was virtually empty when the association was formed; the members set about furnishing it by having the representa- tive from each state adopt a room. In 1858 these representatives were the wives and daughters of powerful politicians, jurists, and cultural figures, and thus well positioned to locate and donate important objects. Alice Mary Longfellow, for instance, daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, located George Washington&rsquo;s desk and brought it back to the estate, where it remains today.&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 New collector: Spratling silver <p>A closer look at the stylish, highly imaginative oeuvre of the designer William Spratling, whose work earned him the sobriquet "Father of Contemporary Mexican Silver"</p> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <mce:style><!/* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fa--> Barrymore Laurence Scherer Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Masterpiece London 2014 <p>A closer look at what to expect at London's most prominent fair</p> Carolin C. Young Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 New collector: Botanical prints <p>Botanical prints represent a dazzling amalgam of art and science. Centuries before photography, it was through the various handmade and often hand-colored processes of engraving and lithography that the lilies of the field and every other botanical form were faithfully recorded and reproduced&nbsp;</p> Barrymore Laurence Scherer Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Talking antiques at the Philadelphia Antiques Show <p>We asked exhibitors at the Philadelphia Antiques Show to highlight one exceptional object in their booths and describe it as they might to an interested collector. Here is a gallery of their choices</p> ANTIQUES Staff Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 The ADA's 1st online antiques show <p>A three day round the clock event that lets you shop in your pajamas, guarantees authenticity, offers stuff exclusive to its venue, and provides for buyer's remorse. &nbsp;To these inducements we add four of our own&nbsp;</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Seen and Heard <p>A closer look at TEFAF and beyond</p> Laura Beach Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 End Notes: Photographer Bill Gekas <p>A contemporary photographer looks to the Dutch old masters for inspiration</p> Eleanor H. Gustafson Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 A major exhibition offers a fresh look at William Glackens ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Seen and Heard <p>Job transitions and retirement, exhibition news, big sales, and several notes of controversy&nbsp;</p> Laura Beach Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Surprises at the Armory Show <p>The modern section of the Armory Show on Pier 92 (March 6-9) opened with a significant surprise&nbsp;</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Comings and goings <p>Changes at Winterthur, MFA Boston, and Yale University Art Gallery</p> Laura Beach Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Banning ivory: A nuanced approach needed <p>What began as a well-intentioned effort to halt the wanton slaughter of elephants has resulted in sweeping restrictions on the U.S. trade in elephant ivory&nbsp;</p> Laura Beach Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 The new collector: American bronzes <p>The Italian Renaissance taste for classical art fostered a revival of bronze statuary among America's artists and wealthy connoisseurs&nbsp;</p> Barrymore Laurence Scherer Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Record-breaking folk art at Sotheby's <p>The Ralph O. Esmerian Collection of Folk Art garnered nearly 13 million dollars in sales</p> Cynthia Drayton Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Talking antiques: Winter Antiques Show <p>We asked exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show to highlight one exceptional object in their booths and describe it as they might to an interested collector. Here are the things they chose, along with some of their comments.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Exhibition openings <p>Exhibitions opening around the country in late December and early into the new year.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100 On the money <p>What the sales of Staffordshire swans, a 15th-century almanac, and a Safavid carpet tell us about the art and antiques market...</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 John Trumbull's portrait of Alexander Hamilton <p>Crystal Bridges and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will share the painting, which is currently on view in the new American Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum</p> Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's Letter, September/October 2013 <p>All great collecting is, I think, a form of autobiography, and the more sincere &nbsp;it is, the more successful</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100