American schoolgirl academy embroidery, 1790 to 1830
An excerpt from Fringe, Frog, and Tassel: The Art of the Trimmings-Maker in Interior Decoration in Britain and Ireland.
The World on a String
graphy is a subject not widely studied in our schools today. Most Americans would have a hard time identifying even a handful of foreign countries on a map, let alone be able to draw their outlines.
Museum accessions, part I
This short list of notable acquisitions began with a request to decorative arts curators in major American museums to choose and discuss a favorite recent gift or purchase. This porcelain sculpture representing the ancient Roman goddess Juno is one of only eleven known examples in the world of large-scale figures produced by the Doccia manufactory in the middle of the …
An Expert’s Eye: Chris Jussel at the Philadelphia Antiques Show
Views from the 48th Annual Philadelphia Show
Endnotes: Boston needlework
We were prepared to pay considerably more, so were happily surprised,” says American needlework dealer Carol Huber about her successful bid on this charming Boston canvas-work picture, offered at the first auction of American furniture and decorative arts held by Bonhams in New York in mid-January. When she saw it in the catalogue, she thought the presale estimate of $6,000 …