The small gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

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By THOMAS J. WERTENBAKER; from The Magazine ANTIQUES, October 1954. The woods near Williamsburg are glorious in April and May with the crimson magenta flowers of the Judas tree, and the white and pink of the dogwood. The sweet smelling honeysuckle covers fences, embankments, and stumps. And everywhere in the town itself one can note along streets and lanes, or peeping from …

Skippets

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By J. S. BROWN; From The Magazine ANTIQUES, July 1978. Skippets are small boxes made to hold and protect pendent wax seals attached to important documents. Silver, silver-gilt, and gold examples were used by the United States government between 1815 and 1871, primarily on treaties with other countries that had been ratified by Congress. The skippet was suspended from the treaty by …

Loving the Gilded Age and learning how to look

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2013 | John R. Tschirch is accustomed to being recognized. As Director of Museum Affairs for the Preservation Society of Newport County, he is in and out of the organization’s eleven historic houses so frequently that the volunteers and staff who usher nearly eight hundred thousand visitors through the mansions each year straighten when they see him …

Current & Coming, January-March

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

For sheer variety of form, color, period, and place of origin it is difficult to match the offerings at the annual New York Ceramics Fair, where thirty-three tightly packed booths represent virtually everything in the world of fired clay-from purely utilitarian objects to those meant solely for aesthetic contemplation. Most of the dealers are from the United States, though there …

Last Chance Exhibits

Editorial Staff Calendar, Exhibitions

  Last Chance Exhibits It’s the last chance to see these exhibits! May 27, 2012 GREENWICH LOST AND PRESERVED May 27, 2012 Greenwich Bruce Museum Address: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830-7157 Phone: 203.869.0376 For more information go to http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary?eventid=14714   DRESSING UP, STANDING OUT, FITTING IN: ADORNMENT & IDENTITY IN MAINE, 1750-1950 May 27, 2012 Maine Historical Society …