Curious Objects: Wartski expert Katherine Purcell on René Lalique and Poetry in Jewelry

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In the third episode of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects, host Benjamin Miller interviewed Katherine Purcell, principal in the London jewelry firm Wartski. A peerless scholar and an engaging storyteller, Purcell gives us the particulars on a magnificent enameled necklace by René Lalique, the “genius of art nouveau jewelry.”

Curious Objects: Dealer Stuart Feld: An “Expert in Everything” and an early American linen press

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Benjamin Miller caught up with Hirschl & Adler Galleries president Stuart Feld in this second episode of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects. In question was a Boston-made neoclassical linen press, which served as entry point into a discussion about provenance and the more general ins-and-outs of antiquing.

Curious Objects: Katherine Purcell’s advice for new collectors

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Benjamin Miller interviewed Katherine Purcell—principal in the London jewelry firm Wartski—for the third episode of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects. In this excerpt from their conversation, Purcell offers  advice for new collectors. First, be brave. Second, be on the que vive: much of your success will depend on your ability to spot a forgery. For more Curious Objects with Benjamin Miller, listen to us on iTunes or SoundCloud. If …

Curious Objects: Stuart Feld’s sage advice for young collectors

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In the upcoming episode of our new podcast, Curious Objects,  Benjamin Miller interviews Stuart Feld of Hirschl & Adler. The star of the show is a masterfully carved mahogany linen press, but their wide-ranging conversation delves into the crucial role research plays in antiquing, auction trends, and Feld’s own august resume.

Curious Objects: Stuart Feld on how the antiques world has changed with the advent of the internet

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In the second episode The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects, host Benjamin Miller talked to Stuart Feld, head of the New York art and antiques gallery Hirschl & Adler, about the intricate design and involved provenance of an American neoclassical linen press, as well as Feld’s own eminent career. In this excerpt, Feld responds to Miller’s question about how the Internet has affected collectors and buyers. …

Curious Objects: Secret History of a Windsor Chair

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Benjamin Miller, host of The Magazine ANTIQUES’ podcast Curious Objects, interviewed Michael Pashby of Michael Pashby Antiques about a Windsor chair with interesting history. Made about 1790 by Gillows, it’s composed primarily of ash and has a sycamore seat.