Category Archives: Features

Mount Washington Glass

Mount Washington Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2005 by William C. Marcoux Jr The Mount Washington Glass Works began operating in 1837 in the Mount Washington area of South Boston, Massachusetts and continued operating there until the factory was closed in 1870. During these years, the firm produced mostly utilitarian glasswares […]

Virtual Aviary – Audubon Watercolors come to Life at New-York Historical Society

Virtual Aviary: Audubon Watercolors come to Life at New-York Historical Society – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2005 For the first time ever the sounds of birds will accompany an exhibit of original Audubon watercolors when the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) creates a “virtual aviary” with its exhibition, Audubon’s Aviary, open thru March […]

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata Collection Awarded to Morris Museum

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata Collection Awarded to Morris Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2005 The Morris Museum, located in Morristown, NJ, recently announced it was awarded The Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of historic mechanical musical instruments and automata. The collection represents one of the most significant of its kind in […]

Movie Memorabilia: Collecting Lobby Cards

Movie Memorabilia: Collecting Lobby Cards The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2004 by Morris Everett, Jr. Window Cards & Lobby Cards In the movie memorabilia world, window cards (14” x 22”) and lobby cards (11” x 14”) used to be the “poor man’s” poster, but not anymore. From 1987 ‘til present, one sheet […]

Art Nouveau versus Arts & Crafts Jewelry

Art Nouveau versus Arts & Crafts Jewelry – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2004 by Elyse Zorn Karlin We usually hear about the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements in the decorative arts as two distinctly separate design movements, which occurred at approximately the same time. (The Arts and Crafts movement began […]

Art Deco 1909 to 1939: Groundbreaking Exhibit's Final Stop at MFA Boston

Art Deco 1909 to 1939: Groundbreaking Exhibit’s Final Stop at MFA Boston – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2004 A groundbreaking exhibition in its final U.S. venue at Boston’s MFA by Tony Fusco One of the reasons the Art Deco style is so difficult to define is that it really is not a […]

North Carolina Seagrove Pottery: The Transition Period

North Carolina Seagrove Pottery: The Transition Period – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2004 by A. Everette James The utilitarian tradition of fashioning both stoneware and earthenware pottery in the Seagrove area of North Carolina had extended over several hundred years by the end of the 19th century. In fact, certain of these […]

The Art of Maxfield Parrish: Full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds

Photography and the Smithsonian: the Wonder and Power of the Photographic Image – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2004 Maxfield Parrish’s  Art is full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds…and is Still as Desirable as Ever. Maxfield Parrish’s art caught imagination – it was a combination of beautiful colors, skillful drawings, fanciful worlds and […]