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Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne. To mark the occasion, several museums and institutions have organized events and exhibitions to celebrate England's most notorious monarch. Here The Magazine ANTIQUES selects eight great ways to revel in the infamous Tudor king's legacy:
A selection of auction highlights from April 11 - 17 including European furniture and decorative arts, and the Michael Jackson collection.
Medieval splendor at Belgium's Groeningemuseum in Bruges and baroque magnificence at London's Victoria and Albert Museum ebulliently controvert the recession raging outside their doors. Each exhibition exudes the sumptuous confidence of the era that it explores. Nevertheless, beneath their luxurious veneers both offer significant insights into their respective subjects, making them must-see destinations for aficionados of European decorative arts.
A selection of auction highlights from April 6 - 10 including Asian auctions, English furniture, 20th century design, and American decorative arts.
A selection of auction highlights from March 30 - April 3 including photographs, Islamic art, and musical instruments.
May 2008 | Local collectors have come to know the anonymous maker as the “Butterfly Man” for his signature use of the double dovetail—a bowtie-shaped interior patch also known as a butterfly or flying Dutchman—to strengthen the glued panels that comprise the side walls (see Fig. 11).5 This common reinforcement method has not been found on any other armoires made in Louisiana.
July 2008 | The jewelry created in France, Belgium, and other parts of Europe by a select group of avant-garde artists at the close of the nineteenth century was revolutionary. It reinvigorated what had become a formulaic naturalism with new forms drawn from outside sources, including the arts and crafts movement in Great Britain and the arts of Japan.
A selection of auction highlights from March 16 - 20 including Asian art, property from the collection of Gianni Versace, and fine jewelry.
With the cancellation of the Haughtons' International Asian Art Fair this year, the Magazine ANTIQUES has assembled a list of alternative events and opportunities for enjoying Asian art and culture in New York this week.