Aileen Osborn Webb (Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb) came from a family of art patrons
Object Lesson: All About the Windsor Chair
The work begins with the riving of logs
Seventeenth-century French enameled watches in the Walters Art Gallery (From our Archives)
In his book Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers, F. J. Britten notes that “watches with enamel painting before 1640 are exceedingly rare”
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
Figures in a landscape: sculpture in the British garden (From our Archives)
No English country-house garden would be complete without the well-placed statue terminating a vista
Treasury Notes (From our Archives)
With a boost from Broadway, the caretakers of Hamilton Grange cast new light on the charms of Alexander Hamilton’s once bucolic home
Silver Stories from S. J. Shrubsole
The folks at the eminent New York gallery have responded to the challenge of the coronavirus much like the Florentines in The Decameron did to the Black Plague: by telling stories
What Picasso inspired in Prague: The brief, bold flourishing of Czech cubist design and architecture (From our Archives)
The zigzag angles, the break in the line of a chair leg, or the dark stained wood immediately attract your attention to Czech cubist furniture.
History in Towns: Grafton, Massachusetts (From our Archives)
The town of Grafton, in east central Massachusetts, effectively encapsulates the history of New England.
Teviotdale: Martha Washington Slept Here
Teviotdale has fascinating historic roots, but there have been numerous practical challenges to maintaining the house over the years.