Not long after art deco design received an international showcase at the famed Paris universal exposition of 1925, inspired responses to the new style emerged in virtually every field of the applied and visual arts…
Current and Coming: Delayed Debuts in LA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has at last unveiled Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980.
Dealer profile: A Connoisseur for All Seasons
ON ART DEALER AND COLLECTOR DEEDEE WIGMORE AND HER AESTHETIC AMBIDEXTERITY You could say that Deedee Wigmore is a time traveler, of sorts. At home, she dwells in the nineteenth century. The apartment she shares with her husband, philanthropist Barrie A. Wigmore, features a museum-worthy collection of American aesthetic movement furniture and ceramics, as well as paintings by artists of …
Object lesson: The Once and Future Couch
Four generations on, the furniture-making Eilersen family continues to strive for improvement
Superfluity & Excess: Quaker Philadelphia falls for classical splendor (From our Archives)
By the middle of the eighteenth century the “greene Country Towne” founded by William Penn in 1682 was bustling with commercial and social activity
Object Lesson: All About the Windsor Chair
The work begins with the riving of logs
Museum Visit: Parlor Room Talk
In New Orleans, an intact Antebellum decor tells the tales of many lives, free and enslaved
Taking Inventory: A Scholarly Appetizer of Scallops
A taste of the research to be found in the author’s forthcoming catalogue of early American furniture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wendell Castle and His Influences at R and Company
The work of sculptor and furniture designer Wendell Castle is being shown at New York’s R and Company gallery.
Pierre Cardin fashion and furniture at the Brooklyn Museum
In his fashion work, designer Pierre Cardin sought to remake the human body in his sculptural ideal.