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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.
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.
Dealers, decorators, and clients came out in full force last night to raise a glass in celebration of Maison Gerard's thirty-fifth anniversary.
For those seeking a more unusual gift this Valentine's Day, the small booklet The Heart of the Matter: Sentimental Works on Paper by Nineteenth-Century Americans, recently published by dealers David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, presents some expressive alternatives, and they are all available for purchase.
For this year's American Antiques Show, the Magazine ANTIQUES presented "The New Americana" a room styled by artist and designer Judith Van Amringe.