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We think our current magazine cover, which features a selection of red-painted toleware from the Octagon Room at Beauport, is delightfully festive, but to celebrate the holiday season we've selected some of our favorite covers from The Magazine Antiques archive—designed by Milton H. Glover, who from 1948 to 1973 was the magazine's designer and then art director.
December 2009 | President James Madison and his wife, Dolley Payne Todd Madison, presided over Wednesday evening gatherings in the French salon tradition that were the highlight of Washington social life.
December 2009 | In anticipation of the loan exhibition of objects from Historic New England at next month's Winter Antiques Show in New York, we offer two appreciations of one of the organization's most intriguing properties.
Having immersed himself in bygone foodways and culinary techniques for decades, author, food historian, and master of antiquated cookery Ivan Day is the man to call when England's great historic house museums look to re-create the grand feasts of earlier centuries.
September 2009 | At the time of her death in 1695 in the bucolic village of Flatbush, New York, the textile merchant Margrieta van Varick owned an astonishing array of exotic goods from around the world.
Most recently, Adelphi Paper Hangings has created a series of decorative wallpaper panels or décors modeled after those popular in the early 19th century.
One morning in 1983 Sumpter Priddy III woke to Peggy Lee singing "Is That All There Is?" on the radio and knew she was singing to him. Although he had achieved his goal of becoming a curator at an important American museum, there had to be more. He resigned from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia, and "took a flying leap," as he puts it, into a career as an antiques dealer.
Editor's Letter from The Magazine ANTIQUES April 2009 issue.
As part of women's history month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing the documentary, Eileen Gray - Invitation to a Voyage (2006), tomorrow (March 26, 2 pm). Directed by Jörg Bundshul, Invitation to a Voyage was included last year in the 26th Montreal International Festival of Films (FIFA) series on art. In the film, Bundshul gives a profile of the iconic twentieth century designer, and an exclusive peek inside Gray's infamous home, E.1027, which has been made available to the Magazine ANTIQUES in this short clip.