Great Estates: The Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago

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In our current May issue “The Scene” takes readers to the antiques shops and vintage dealers of Chicago where mid-century design and the Prairie School reign. Although the city is known for its progressive architecture, it is refreshing to find there a historic house that fully embraces its Gilded Age opulence, and the Richard H. Driehaus Museum does just that. …

This Week’s Top Lots: May 3 – 8

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*  Treadway Tooomey Galleries in Illinois sold 20th century art and design on May 3. The top lot was a Charles Rolfs game table that sold for $26,000 (estimate $20,000-30,000). A Keith Haring ink drawing, Studio 54, brought $29,000 (estimate $15,000-20,000), and Walter Dorwin Teague and Edwin Fuerst’s Embassy stemware for Libbey Glass sold for $10,000 (estimate $2,000-2,500). *  The …

The Worsham-Rockefeller rooms

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In New York in the 1880s—the gilded age when the likes of the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts, and the Goulds were building their mansions along and near Fifth Avenue—the new aesthetic style often reigned supreme as the choice for their grand interiors. Herter Brothers, Kimbel and Cabus, Pottier and Stymus, Leon Marcotte are just a few of the firms that catered …

Sleeping beauties

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Beds recently offered at auction and antiques shows demonstrate a rich area of the decorative arts in which provenance and personal history is key. At the Bonhams New York sale of American furniture this past February, the top lot was a rare Herter Brothers bedstead that was made around 1872 for the master bedroom of Milton Slocum Latham’s Thurlow Lodge …