The work of sculptor and furniture designer Wendell Castle is being shown at New York’s R and Company gallery.
In his fashion work, designer Pierre Cardin sought to remake the human body in his sculptural ideal.
An elegant town house on the island of Saint Croix features an exemplary collection of nineteenth-century West Indies–crafted mahogany furniture
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
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.
One might be forgiven for thinking that the opening in 2014 of the stunning Tadao Ando–designed Clark Center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute capped the long-term expansion and renovation of the institution’s bucolic campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But the plan actually culminates this spring with the installation of the Clark’s American decorative arts collections on the top floor of the renovated Manton Research Center.
Despite its dainty name the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is not an outfit to be trifled with. Nor is it one to do anything by half measures. Founded in 1858, it is comprised of twenty-seven members, each representing a state in the union at that time, who approached and still approach the project of preserving George Washington’s estate with an almost …
By ROBERT C. SMITH; from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September 1964. French architects, painters, and craftsmen in the decorative arts played an important role in the development of the classical style in America during the second and third decodes of the nineteenth century. This is particularly true of a group of cabinetmakers who settled in New York and Philadelphia and included, among others, …
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2013 | Anxious and awestruck, I waited outside Wendell Garrett’s office in the spring of 1971. He was the managing editor of The Magazine Antiques and I was a nervous twenty-three-year-old graduate student in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. He had agreed to meet me because of my interest in early Boston woodworkers. …