The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent The Market Posts The most recent posts for in The Market. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:39:41 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Praiseworthy Percier at the Bard Graduate Center <p>The name of Charles Percier has for so long been linked with that of his collaborator and partner, Pierre Fran&ccedil;ois Fontaine, most notably for their<em>&nbsp;<em>Recueil de d&eacute;corations int&eacute;rieures</em></em>, that the breadth of his individual accomplishments and talents as revealed in the current exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center is a bit mind&shy;boggling.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Make Americana great again: The Wunsch family has a plan <p>Among aficionados of early American decorative arts, the name Wunsch is legendary. The family&rsquo;s art and antiques collection&mdash;started by the canny and ever-curious engineer E. Martin Wunsch (1924&ndash;2013), and administered under the aegis of the Wunsch Americana Foundation&mdash;is one of the most important in the field.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Small European exhibitions with a big punch <p>Clara Peeters was among the first and most accomplished painters to specialize in food-laden still lifes, replete with cheese and delicate biscuits, candy, and nuts as well as ornate vessels and floral bouquets. Revered especially for her playful use of light and reflection&mdash;for example her own distorted portrait shown on the polished surface of a gilded covered cup&mdash;the artist nevertheless&nbsp;remains a mysterious figure.</p> Editorial staff Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Caffeinated culture in Detroit <p>&nbsp;The Detroit Institute of Arts has organized a delightful and illuminating exhibition that explores the myriad ramifications that coffee, tea, and chocolate had on European culture.</p> Editorial staff Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Around and about at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris <p>Drama and scandal swirled around the opening of the twenty-eighth edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires. Less than a week before the celebrated fair opened, there was a thwarted terrorist attack near Notre Dame that only heightened anxiety about security, which was already tight, at the glorious glass-domed Grand Palais where the fair takes place, and made Parisians even gloomier about the year&rsquo;s precipitous drop in tourism due to earlier attacks.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Dramatic Encounters at the 2016 Biennale des Antiquaires <p>There was an air of confident renewal at this year&rsquo;s Biennale des Antiquaires, the grand&nbsp;and sophisticated Paris showcase for art, antiques, jewelry, and antiquities which, despite its name,&nbsp;<span><span>will become an annual event next year</span></span>&nbsp;under a new name to be announced in October.</p> Editorial staff Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Critical Thinking: Confederate Flags and Monuments <p>There&rsquo;s trouble on Monument Avenue. This grand boulevard in Richmond, Virginia, is the symbolic heart of the city. It is leafy and quiet, and lined with grand architecture dating largely from the early twentieth century. As its name suggests, it also features a series of monuments. One is dedicated to the tennis player Arthur Ashe. All the others pay tribute to the leaders of the Confederacy&mdash;and that, of course, is where the problem comes in.&nbsp;</p> Glenn Adamson Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 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