Living with Thomas Jayne

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

The most surprising interior in London is Sir John Soane’s Museum. The sheer density of paintings, sculpture, furniture, architectural fragments and models, Greco-Roman marbles, and much more appears largely as it did when the renowned early nineteenth-century architect lived there, arranging and rearranging his art, artifacts, and antiquities. What elevates the profusion from an eccentric jumble to a splendid, startlingly …

Thomas Spencer

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

Figs. 1,1a. Desk-and-bookcase probably by Thomas Spencer (1752–1840), East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 1775. Mahogany, chestnut, yellow poplar, and white pine; height 91 ½, width 41 ¾, depth 19 ¾ inches. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, gift in loving memory of Nancy Fraser Parker by her husband William A. Parker Jr., and her children William A. Parker III, Isobel P. Mills, …

America in 3 by 5

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February 2009 | Walker Evans believed in picture postcards. The great photographer began collecting them as a boy, years before he ever snapped his first picture. Throughout his life he celebrated them, wrote about them, experimented with the format, and continued to collect them. “On their tinted surfaces,” he wrote in a 1948 Fortune magazine article, “were some of the …

The Magazine ANTIQUES Guide to Hudson, New York

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Warren Street shops and galleries 1. 3FortySeven 347 Warren Street 518-391-3165 Repurposed industrial salvage, midcentury furnishings, far-flung exotica. Thursday 12-6, Friday-Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-6 3fortyseven.com 2. 510 Warren Street Gallery 510 Warren Street 518-822-0510 Friday-Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-5 510warrenstreetgallery.com 3. A Collector’s Eye 511 Warren Street 518-671-6130 Specializing in collectibles from 1895 through the 1960’s, including items from design periods of …