Category Archives: Features

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals

A Royal Menagerie: A Palace Full of Meissen Porcelain Animals – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2002 Augustus the Strong, king of Poland (1670-1733) had long been a collector of Japanese and Chinese porcelain, and it was to house his collection that the Japanese Palace in Dresden was purchased. Augustus enlarged the […]

Home Sweet Home – American Folk Art Museum

Home Sweet Home – American Folk Art Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2002 Two school diplomas and a university degree were my reward for serving to seventeen years in the trenches of formal education. Names, dates, facts, philosophies, had been retained dutifully in my mind, but at the age of […]

English Christmas Cards

English Christmas Cards – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2001 By Carol Woodbury The avant garde English magazine, The Studio, is a wonderful place to glimpse the artistic atmosphere of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Articles and reviews cover every school of art, every small town’s art show, every major […]

The Peabody Essex Museum: Redefining the American Museum for 200 Years

The Peabody Essex Museum: Redefining the American Museum for 200 Years – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2001 By Adam Halterman Museums have been vital American institutions since the birth of this country. The past 200 years have brought exponential growth to the diversity and sheer number of museums, transforming them from […]

Game Board Art

Game Board Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – October 2001 By Adam Halterman From trash to treasure, the last hundred years have brought dramatic changes in the antique world’s concept of value. Folk art, once frowned upon by snobbish aesthetes, now dominates the market. This, of course, was not always so, and […]

The American Carousel

The American Carousel – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2001 By Marianne Stevens Carousels have been around for several centuries, but not in the form that we now know them. They evolved from an ancient Arabian game, where mounted riders would try to catch balls filled with scented oil. Later, in 17th […]

The Corning Museum at 50

The Corning Museum at 50: Preserving 3,500 years of sand, ash, lime and fire – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2001 by Adam Halterman They make glass. By day and night, the fires burn on…and bid the sand let in the light. -Carl Sandburg, In Reckless Ecstasy, 1904 Sand, ash, lime and fire: […]

Vintage Fashion Buzz

Vintage Fashion Buzz – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2001 By Debbie Regan Cleveland As the antiques business marches along in the new millennium, vintage fashion is making strides and blowing horns in the marketplace, museum world, and mass media. In Print and On the Tube Several recent novels feature vintage clothing […]

Venetian Glass

Venetian Glass – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2001 by Sheldon Barr The Gardner & Barr Venetian Glass Gallery opened in 1992. Initially we sold Venetian glass from the 1920s — wine goblets and generic decorative objects. However, along with the gallery’s stock and trade items we began to acquire intriguing pieces of […]

Art Noveau: Gateway to Our Modern Age

Art Noveau: Gateway to Our Modern Age – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2001 It is often flowery, organic, and it’s flowing forms correspond visually to musical movement. With its roots firmly in the second half of the 19th Century, in all of its various forms and translations, Art Nouveau became the […]