Amid the pale, Grecian mediocrity of Lower Manhattan’s civic center stands a monument of unaccountable excellence, the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street.
I wanted to show that antiques have something to say, not only about their own moment—in the more or less distant past—but also about our own.
As is customary in journalism when the pages of the calendar are turned, I’d like to take a look back at the year gone by.
A fire at his home in New Roads, Louisiana, this past summer took the life of James Donald Didier, one of the most idiosyncratic, engaging, and gifted minds in the world of American antiques and preservation.
There are some art exhibitions that transcend themselves. That is to say, the fact that the show is taking place is of greater significance than the art on view.
We have important news: our publisher, Don Sparacin, and I have acquired The Magazine ANTIQUES from Art News Media, LLC. We are now independent, and we intend to go places.
As I write this it is early February, yet I still feel a bit of lingering zing from our participation last month in the sixty-fifth annual Winter Show, which was billed as the event’s Sapphire Jubilee edition. The Magazine ANTIQUES has had an association with the show, held at the Park Avenue Armory, almost from the beginning.
America’s oldest steamboat heads for a new life on the Hudson River
Even as it awaits restoration, the historic Bronson House in Hudson, New York, reveals its architectural charms
We spoke with Joel Bohy, a specialist in historic arms and militaria for Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, about his vast and varied knowledge of military history and material culture, his expeditions to archaeological digs at battlefields, and his talent for making reproduction arms and uniforms.