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Posted 05/16/16

Editor's Letter, May/June 2016

Glenn Adamson joins us this month as editor at large with an interesting mandate you can read about below. Glenn was most recently director of the Museum of Arts and Design. Before that he was head of research at the V&A, and curator of the Chipstone Foundation.

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Posted 03/31/16

Superfluity & Excess: Quaker Philadelphia falls for classical splendor

The fruits of extensive research on Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s 1808 house and furniture for William and Mary Waln begin with their impact on the aesthetic of the city itself.  

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Posted 09/08/15

New light: More squares from Mrs. Miner's carpet

Discoveries come in such unexpected ways. You can search for years for a missing piece of your puzzle without success. And then, sometimes, it falls in your lap! That is what happened last year when my friend Tom Jewett, of Jewett-Berdan Antiques, posted pictures of his Christmas decorations on Facebook.

NEWS &
OPINION

Posted 05/22/15

Figures in a landscape: sculpture in the British garden

No English country-house garden would be complete without the well-placed statue erminating a vista--Thomas Gray's "storied urn and animated bust"1 --giving a classical and literary reference to the landscape and subtly humanizing the wildness of nature. The origin of this, as of so many other aspects of British garden design, can be traced to sixteenth-century Italy

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Posted 10/30/14

A tale of two sofas

The rare duo by John Henry Belter, now restored and on display at the VMFA, were well suited to their long and glamorous role in Washington's social scene 

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Posted 05/30/13

Collecting American samplers in Southern California

Good fortune/Good timing: The felicitous and sometimes unexpected manner in which collections develop, as seen in four remarkable Los Angeles-based collections of American needlework.  

ARTICLE

Posted 05/30/13

A long time gone: Art, the Kennedy years, and the Hotel Texas

On the eve of President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas in 1963 a group of Fort Worth collectors gathered sixteen mas­terworks of European and American art and installed them in the presidential suite in the Hotel Texas.

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Posted 01/23/13

Bay State riches: The Magazine ANTIQUES and Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

Anxious and awestruck, I waited outside Wendell Garrett's office in the spring of 1971. He was the managing editor of The Magazine Antiques and I was a nervous twenty-three-year-old graduate student in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.  

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Posted 01/23/13

Wendell D. Garrett, 1929-2012

The editorials that Wendell Garrett wrote for this magazine over forty years radiate a quiet confidence in American democracy. But if you read a great many of them alongside the notebooks of quotations he kept throughout his life you begin to see a man who was actually turning over the topsoil of our democracy in search of solid ground to justify that confidence.

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Posted 11/13/12

The Huntington murals at the Yale University Art Gallery

Even without the sumptuous marble and gilded surfaces, tapestries, and stained glass of their original environment, the new Yale University Art Gallery installation of the Huntington murals is a critical aid in the reconstruction of a little known but important part of our cultural history. 

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