Category Archives: Features

Bringing Old Lights to Life

Bringing Old Lights to Life

Lighting Restoration and Repair with Chris Ehrler by Judy Gonyeau and Chris Ehrler Antique and vintage lighting restoration and repair can bring buried treasure out of the dark ages and into the brightly lit rooms of today. In New England,

Victorian by Design

Victorian by Design - Parlor Crafts and the Age of Refinement

Parlor Crafts and the Age of Refinement By Erica Lome “In the household, china-painting affords amusement for the girls in the family during the hours their brothers and father leave for business, and return in the evening. To many such

Celebrating the Holidays with Judaica

Celebrating the Holidays with Judaica

By Jonathan Greenstein The practice of Judaism commands a variety of ceremonies throughout the calendar year. Many of these rituals involve the performance of certain physical acts in conjunction with prayer. The majority of these revolve around the Jewish Sabbath

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

Getting, Giving and Glowing with Vintage at the Holidays

A Chat with Bob Richter by Judy Gonyeau There are those who are born with the “eye” – they can spot the perfect gift or decoration for that special someone from a mile away. It appears almost effortless as they

‘Twas the Night

'Twas the Night

…and Other Holiday Classics by James Dawson Christmas was the holiday that was just waiting to happen. For whatever reason, whether it be there to fill a spiritual or an emotional void, it waits for us at the beginning of

Head and Shoulders Above The Rest

Head and Shoulders Above The Rest

How Women’s Hats and Men’s Ties Completed The Looks of the Times A Woman’s Style is Set by the Tip of Her Hat 1930’s Following The Crash of 1928, hats reduced in size and decoration. Usually a single brooch on

Moss: The Lamps That Spin

Moss: The Lamps That Spin

Story by Donald-Brian Johnson – Photos by Leslie Piña Once seen, never forgotten – that’s a Moss lamp! These Plexiglas marvels first cast their unique glow on households of the 1950s, and have delighted collectors ever since. Perhaps that’s because

Charles and Ray Eames: Icons of Mid-Century Modern Design

Charles and Ray Eames: Icons of Mid-Century Modern Design

By Annabel Keenan Often when discussing design, scholars and collectors alike describe objects and their makers as influential. While there are undeniably certain designs that impact trends in taste, there is arguably no couple with a wider and more diverse

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

The Life, Legacy, and Furniture of George Nakashima

…and a Conversation with Mira Nakashima by Mike McLeod George Nakashima’s philosophy reflected his style of craftsmanship: earthy, unexpected, creative, often symmetrical and asymmetrical in the same piece of furniture, elegant and definitely unique. His work, which often incorporates slabs

What Collectors Should Know About Mid-Century Modernisms’ Many Looks

What Collectors Should Know About Mid-Century Modernisms' Many Looks

By Anne Gilbert Change was blowing in the wind after World War II. Everything was new thanks to scientists, designers and a generation yearning for something different. Today the results are known as Mid-Century Modernism. Mid-Century Modernism took many forms.