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Posted 01/20/12

Ahead of the curve: The Newark Museum now and then

In a better world we would all be thronging the doors of the Newark Museum; in the best of worlds Ulysses Grant Dietz would be there to meet us, taking us through the galleries with fellow curators Christa Clarke and Katherine Anne Paul

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Posted 02/24/15

On high seas: Jack London's photography on the cruise of the Snark

Jack London died young, at the age of forty, yet in some ways it is amazing that he lived as long as he did. To anyone who happened to see the thirty-one-year-old London and five other inexperienced sailors cruising through San Francisco's Golden Gate on April 23, 1907, his survival would have seemed nothing short of miraculous

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Posted 02/24/15

Prince Demah Barnes: Portraitist and slave in colonial Boston

At first glance, the small oil portrait of a handsome man in a flowered dressing gown looked somewhat unprepossessing. Hanging on the wall of a dealer’s booth at an antiques show in 2010, it had a “folksy” appeal, but wasn’t an obvious candidate for acquisition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Posted 02/24/15

Museum accessions

This short list of notable acquisitions began with a request to decorative arts curators in major American museums to choose and discuss a favorite recent gift or purchase.

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Posted 02/09/15

Habsburg flash and filigree

The splendor of the house of Habsburg was always inversely proportionate to its prowess on the field of battle. Under Maximilian I of Austria and his grandson Charles V of Spain, the dynasty waged continuous battles from Cuzco to Constantinople and from Scandinavia to the shores of Africa

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Posted 02/09/15

Morse at the Huntington Library

It would probably surprise Samuel F. B. Morse, and not pleasantly, that future generations know him for his invention of Morse code and his services to telegraphy, rather than for those paintings, produced over six decades, that were the serious business of his life

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Posted 02/09/15

Farther afield: TEFAF, BADA, and the Salon du Dessin

Europe puts its best foot forward to welcome the massive influx of international collectors and dealers who head there each spring.  The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Maastricht attracts the largest crowds and most attention but the British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) annual fair in London and Paris's tailored Salon du Dessin, both of which follow closely on TEFAF’s heels, vie to attract visitors who have made the journey

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Posted 01/26/15

Looking both ways: A Pennsylvania collection keeps present and past in constant touch

"My husband said the house screamed for antique furniture--but I have a hard time with sameness." This candid recollection by a lively collector provides a partial explanation of how and why she and her late husband joined their appetite for antique furniture and folk art with abstract expressionist art and contemporary sculpture. The rest of the explanation lies in the couple's openness to visual experience and their sense of adventure

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Posted 01/26/15

Invisible Artistry: The restoration of a late seventeenth-century London town house

When a client asked the London antiques dealer Robert Young to visit his newly acquired house he could not have known that this visit would be the start of an odyssey of some four years of architectural and design transformation

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Posted 01/20/15

Talking antiques: Winter Antiques Show

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.

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