This month, Ben learns how two women painters made their way during a time when the art world was still male-dominated
Curious Objects: A Dalva Brothers Wonder Cabinet Turns Heads at Christie’s
Some 250 of the choicest items from the firm’s inventory are being offered at Christie’s this October, and Dalva Brother’s principal David Dalva III, along with Christie’s specialist Jody Wilkie, talk with Ben about the crème de la crème: a secretary-cabinet resplendent with Florentine pietra dura figurative panels and gleaming ormolu mounts, possibly handled by noted marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre.
Curious Objects: “Where the Past Never Gets Old”—Re-presenting History at Colonial Williamsburg
In this episode of Curious Objects, Michael Diaz-Griffith treks to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia to talk with chief curator Ron Hurst about a new exhibition at the DeWitt Wallace Museum of Decorative Arts.
Curious Objects: Badger Up! Collecting Baseball-abilia with Internet Star Randall
This month on Curious Objects Ben talks with Randall, the voice behind the viral video The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger, about his baseball card collection
Curious Objects: Another Man’s Treasure–Frank Levy discusses a Suite of Tapestry-Upholstered Furniture
This month, Ben and Michael pay a visit to one of the New York antiques world’s preeminent galleries, Bernard & S. Dean Levy on 84th Street
Curious Objects: The Color of Beauty–Philip Hewat-Jaboor’s Neoclassical Vase
This month on Curious Objects, Ben and Michael sit down with Philip Hewat-Jaboor, chairman of Masterpiece London and owner of a fine alabaster and rosso antico marble vase.
Curious Objects: Is it real? A Caravaggio Rediscovered
If you find an Old Master artwork in your attic, how can you be sure it isn’t fake? This month Ben and Michael consider the case of Judith and Holofernes—a painting attributed to Caravaggio that’s being sold on June 27 by French auctioneer Marc Labarbe—calling expert Eric Turquin and art critic James Gardner to the stand.
Curious Objects: The Soldier, the Dandy, and the Queen
Listeners to this podcast will recognize the name Freeman’s—for more than a year, the Philadelphia-based auction house has been Curious Objects’ lead sponsor, and its no exaggeration to say the podcast wouldn’t exist without them.
Curious Objects: Reading Congress the Riot Act—Henry Highland Garnet’s “Memorial Discourse”
It’s a month of firsts. Curious Objects is taking its first steps into its second year, and this month’s episode is the first to focus on rare books dealers, Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney, principals of Honey and Wax Booksellers.
Curious Objects: One Year in the Books
We’ve arrived at the first anniversary of the podcast and we’ve decided to treat this as an occasion for a little retrospection–this is after all a podcast about antiques–and give you a compilation of some of the more interesting moments from the last year of Curious Objects.
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