Tag Archives: Design

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1898 poster by Henri Thiriet, titled Absinthe Berthelot, a rare Belle Epoque design depicting a bustling outdoor café scene, sold for $108,000 at Auction LXXIX (#79), held October 27th by Poster Auctions International (PAI) in New York City. Also, Alphonse Mucha’s 1902 […]

Coasting into Childhood on Vintage Wooden Sleds

Coasting into Childhood on Vintage Wooden Sleds

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Most of us in snowy climates have fond memories of racing downhill on sleds, and these memories are not unique to our generation. Americans have been searching for worthy hills since before the American Revolution. Apart from a few notable fashion differences, children racing down the hills of Boston […]

Tips and Trends: July 2019

Tips and Trends: July 2019

20th Century Design Market: Hotter than Ever by Pontus Silfverstolpe For the last few years, the market for art, design, and collectibles has resembled a Wall Street stock during one of the most positive economic conditions in living memory. It has shown staggering increases in the value of everything from watches and diamonds to wine […]

Celebrate Design, Antiques, and Elegance

Celebrate Design, Antiques, and Elegance

At Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, November 9–11, 2018 Celebrate inspiration and elegance at Winterthur’s 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, a spectacular showcase of art, antiques, and design featuring 60 exceptional dealers, November 9–11, 2018, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Charlotte Moss, one of the country’s leading interior designers, serves […]

Know Your Architectural Elements

Know Your Architectural Elements

How to Tell Greek Revival from Colonial Revival and More Excerpts from the Architectural Style Guide reprinted with permission from Historic New England, historicnewengland.org This Architectural Style Guide is intended as a general introduction to American domestic architecture, and common stylistic trends of New England architecture, beginning with seventeenth-century colonial architecture through the Colonial Revival […]

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Antiques Peek: October 2017

Strike Up a Collection by Jessica Kosinski In the world of collectibles, some people think that bigger is better. However, some of the best collectibles come in the tiniest packages. In fact, some of them are actually tiny packages. This month it is time to examine one such package, the matchbook cover, also known as […]

Marie de Hoa LeBlanc and Early Newcomb Designs

Marie de Hoa LeBlanc and Early Newcomb Designs

by Adrienne Spinozzi Marie de Hoa LeBlanc was one of the most accomplished and prolific decorators during the early period of production at Newcomb Pottery. Along with her older sister Emilie de Hoa LeBlanc (1870-1941), Marie’s work stands out for its beautiful execution and creative interpretations of nature. Born on November 23, 1874, in New […]

Wrought by Her Hands

Wrought by Her Hands

The American Arts & Crafts Movement and its Women Practitioners By Catherine W. Zipf In 1903, Waldo Waterman died unexpectedly. Once his debts were paid, his wife, Hazel, was left with a very small income, a modest insurance policy, and three children. And at age thirty-eight, Hazel had no training in any profession open to […]

Publishers Corner: November 2016

Publishers Corner: November 2016

Turning Mid-Century Modern, Again by Maxine Carter-Lome It’s the tail end of 2016 and the subject of mid-century modern design seems as much on trend today as it was when it first burst on the scene in the mid-1940s. Just this past September a New York Times article posed the provocative question, “Why Won’t Midcentury […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Paul Evans cabinet, $183,750, Rago Arts

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Paul Evans cabinet, $183,750, Rago Arts

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Paul Evans sculpture front cabinet sold for $183,750 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction held Feb. 13-15 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Wendell Castle laminated desk also reached $183,750; a pair of Lino Tagliapietra […]