John Trumbull’s portrait of Alexander Hamilton

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A full-length portrait by the celebrated Revolutionary-era painter John Trumbull of Alexander Hamilton, then secretary of the treasury under President George Washington, has joined the permanent collections of both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, thanks to a gift from the painting’s former owner, the global wealth manager and investment bank Credit Suisse. Each …

Looking forward: Young people, old things

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On a recent afternoon at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, Jake Spetalieri, the proprietor of Catskill Coydog Vintage furniture, was offering a few rainy day spe­cials, including a blue nubby vinyl-cov­ered late 1960s settee for $345 (normal­ly $450) and a sleek, surfboard-shaped white-topped coffee table for $250 ($100 off). The sky was threatening to open any minute, but a …

Early American glass

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By Helen McKearin; from The Magazine ANTIQUES, August 1941. FOR MOST STUDENTS and collectors “early American glass” is a comprehensive term indifferent to the factors of time and foreign influence. It bridges the widening stream of American glass manufacture from colonial days well through the mid-nineteenth century, covering all the various types and designs of glass which collectors have netted from that …

On the money (and in the air)

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        Buncheong bottle Bottle, Korean, Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), fif­teenth to sixteenth century.  Stoneware with iron oxide underglaze decoration; height 11 inches.   WHY Kang Collection, Manhattan specialists in Korean art, sold this pear-shaped wine bottle during New York’s Asia Week in March. Priced at $25,000, it is an example of buncheong, a brushed white-slip stoneware mainly made …

American folk painting, The Wiltshire collection

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By RICHARD WOODWARD; from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September 1978. Paintings by America’s first artists afford an informative and entertaining view of the nation’s early years. Many of these painters received academic instruction at home or abroad, while others were either wholly untutored or obtained their training from nonacademic sources. The work of this latter group, the “folk painters,” provides an insight into …

Delftware from a St. Louis collection

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BY REKA NEILSON FISHER, Curatorial assistant, Saint Louis Art Museum THE CREAMICS COLLECTION of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Rosborough Jr., of Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, is mainly devoted to English earthenware of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Initially they collected early nineteenth-century yellow-glazed earthenware, but then they turned to earlier wares, particularly delftware, which attracted …

Last Chance Exhibits and Shows

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June 10, 2012 SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKET Atlanta Expo Centers Held the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Expo Centers, is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Admission is $5. For more information about the shows go to http://www.scottantiquemarket.com/antiqueshows_dates.html !   (LAST DAY) …ISMS: UNLOCKING ART’S MYSTERIES Florence Griswold …

Last Chance Exhibits

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  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 …