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Looking into the Colorful Past of Stained Glass Art

Medieval window series, Troyes Cathedral, France, 14th century.

Looking into the Colorful Past of Stained Glass Art by Kary Pardy   Stirring scenes, epiphanies of light, color and symbolism, glowing recreations of nature – you may connect all these ideas with the artistry of stained glass, but what about urine? Wine? Terms like “cames,” “grozing,” or “armatures?” We know stained glass today as […]

Great Collections: May 2017

Great Collections: May 2017

A Tool for Every Purpose – The Gardening Tool Collection of Mark Morrison By Judy Gonyeau Seeds of His Collection Like so many collectors, Mark Morrison’s eye for antiques began at an early age while growing up in Wisconsin. “Ever since I was a kid I’ve always liked rusty metal and antiques and old things,” […]

The Kalo Shop

The Kalo Shop

Timeless Handwrought Beauty by Maxine Carter-Lome Much has been written about Arts & Crafts furniture, architecture, and ceramics, and such icons of the movement as Stickley, Newcomb, Van Briggle, and Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. Less is known and has been written about Arts & Crafts metalwork. Apart from Tiffany, Georg Jensen, and Arthur J. […]

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 of irregular tree trunks or roots, is highly recognizable and appreciated. George Nakashima was born […]

Bookshelf: Historic Architecture in West Philadelphia, 1789-1930s

Bookshelf: [amazon_link id=”0764337718″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Historic Architecture in West Philadelphia, 1789-1930s[/amazon_link] – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 By: Joseph Minardi Publisher: Schffer Publishing Pages: 192 Price: Hardcover $50 West of the Schuylkill River, what was once Blockley and Kingsessing Townships is now West Philadelphia. Here is a comprehensive look at the rich […]