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Windows on the past: Watercolors of long-vanished houses and gardens

Editorial Staff

August 2008 | Earlier this year the New York Times ran a report on the “new” trend of homeowners hiring celebrated photographers to document their houses. Once at the mercy of shelter magazines to showcase their interiors, these people have bypassed those arbiters and commissioned photographs to be hung on their walls and assembled into sumptuously designed albums for their …

Timeless Stones and Bronzes: The collection of Philip Hewat Jaboor

Editorial Staff

October 2009 | Philip Hewat-Jaboor, who has formed a rare collection of marbles, porphyry, and other hardstones over thirty years, has recently built an extraordinary skylit library in which they are displayed among his extensive collection of books on all aspects of the decorative arts. Since his relatively modest house on Jersey in the channel Islands did not accommodate itself …

The (America) House that Mrs. Webb Built

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, July/August 2012 | The April 1971 issue of Craft Horizons magazine featured a short essay titled “America House 1940-1971,” a eulogy, really, written by Aileen O. Webb for America House, a retail shop she had founded thirty years earlier.1 To the average reader of Craft Horizons (also found­ed by Mrs. Webb)2 this was not such a …