Wendell D. Garrett, 1929-2012

Editorial Staff Magazine, Opinion

from The Magazine ANTIQUES,  January/February, 2013 | The editorials that Wendell Garrett wrote for this magazine over forty years radiate a quiet confidence in American democracy. But if you read a great many of them alongside the notebooks of quotations he kept throughout his life you begin to see a man who was actually turning over the topsoil of our …

Wendell Garrett (1929-2012)

Editorial Staff Opinion

We are an extended family here at Antiques and we are mourning our most valued member-the man who gave Americana its voice and our office its warmth. There will be a celebration of Wendell’s life at the Winter Antiques Show on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. It will be a joyful …

Elinor Gordon, 1918-2009

Editorial Staff

Elinor Gordon of Villanova, Pennsylvania, the premier antiques dealer in Chinese export porcelain, died on Wednesday July 22, at her vacation home in Osterville on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She was ninety-one years old and had been in the business for more than half a century, helping to build some of the best public and private collections of China trade porcelain …

Ralph Emerson Carpenter Jr., 1909-2009

Editorial Staff

Ralph Emerson Carpenter Jr. of Newport, Rhode Island, died on Monday, February 2, in the middle of his ninety-ninth year. Known affectionately as “Mr. Newport” for his lifelong work on the historic preservation of Newport’s architecture and for his research and writing on eighteenth-century Newport furniture made by the Townsends and the Goddards, Carpenter was a superbly elegant gentleman. His …

Editorial

Editorial Staff

An American mechanic does not exercise his trade as he has learned it: he is constantly making improvements, studying out new and ingenious processes either to perfect his work or to reduce its price, and is, in most cases, able to account for the various processes of his art in a manner which would do credit to a philosopher. —Francis …