In 2014 the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art received a gift from devoted patron Jacqueline Loewe Fowler of a stunning Arts and Crafts silver and enamel hand mirror by Eda Lord Dixon. At the time, Eda was virtually unknown, even among Arts and Crafts silver scholars, principally because she rarely signed her work.
Philately is a subject that has rarely, if ever, been covered in the pages of ANTIQUES, but when we saw these “Waterbury fancy cancellations” in the announcement of an upcoming postage stamp auction, we couldn’t resist.
A pair of reverse-painting-on-glass miniatures offers new insights into the work of early American portrait artist Benjamin Greenleaf
One of Britain’s most beguiling treasures, Wightwick Manor exemplifies the artful tastes and inviting comforts of late nineteenth-century country life
An exhibition at the Morgan Library explores the meaning of monsters in medieval manuscripts
Protecting a Mackintosh masterpiece in Helensburgh, Scotland
Still flushed with national pride after the War of 1812, the North Carolina legislature decided to commission a statue of George Washington for the state capitol in late 1815.
Coup de foudre: Why I’m restoring an ancestor’s Louisiana home
How the craftsmanship of two cultures met in Gorham’s “Japanese Work” silver
If you’re traveling along Connecticut Route 16, just south of Main Street in Colchester, you’re probably driving right over the location of the first school in the state founded specifically for African-American children.