The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has at last unveiled Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.
Object lesson: Pennsylvania Spice Boxes…or are they Chests?…or Cabinets?
First, let’s get the name straight
Quaker Hautes – A review of the new catalogue: American Furniture, 1650–1840: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Kenny discusses the arrival of an engaging and beautifully made book by Alexandra Kirtley
On Books: Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection of Folk Art
For those who know and love the same kind of art as the Fieldings, but can’t make it to the Huntington, a new book about their collection should go some way toward satisfying your interest
Pharm to Table
Yale’s American Furniture Study Center moves to a new home in a former Bayer laboratory.
Introducing a new section in which curators discuss ongoing research projects and other collection notes. First up, Alexandra Kirtley of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Upholstery for an early easy chair
Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the furniture of John and Hugh Finlay
December 2009 | On the evening of Wednesday, August 24, 1814, British troops brazenly torched much of the small capital city of Washington, including the large Virginia sandstone house built as the residence for the president of the United States between 1792 and 1800 (see Fig. 1).1 Among the losses smoldering in the rubble was an extraordinary set of painted …
This Week’s Top Lots: September 26 – October 2
* Skinner Boston/September 26, American Indian & Ethnographic ArtThe top lot was a tie between a 19th century carved Maori figure of a man (estimate $30,000-50,000) and a 19th century carved wood triple-blade gunstock club (estimate $25,000-35,000) that each sold for $35,500. Another top lot was a pre-Columbian carved limestone figure that sold for $29,625 (estimate $6,000-8,000). * Christie’s New …
Dealer Profile: Sumpter Priddy III
How Sumpter Priddy III became a preeminent antiques dealer
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