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En Plein Air: Painting and Photography in the Forest of Fontainebleau
Spring 2008
Although the history of modern French landscape art is often thought to have begun with impressionism in the 1860s, a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art argues that its true origins go back even farther. In the Forest of Fontainebleau:
Fore and Aft: Philadelphia Collects Maritime
Spring 2008
Philadelphia has a rich maritime history. Located along the Delaware River, it was a principal colonial port city. In celebration of this past, nautical art and antiques from public
Museum Focus: The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion and National Historical Park
Spring 2008
The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion in Woodstock, Vermont, (Fig. 1) built in 1805 as a farmhouse, was the boyhood home of George Perkins Marsh, one of America's first environmentalists.
When Money is no Object
Spring 2008
This is the third time we have asked four insiders what they would buy if they found themselves at New York’s Winter Antiques Show with $1 million burning a hole in their pockets.
...Seven Holes: The Story of a Serendipitous Find
8th Anniversary
"It's beguiling, it may be American, and it may even be eighteenth century." My wife, Judy, made these comments a number of years ago. She was referring to a portrait of a young man that she saw hanging on a wall in an antiques shop in Woodbury, Connectic
2008 Winter Antiques Show Loan Exhibition: The Shaker Museum and Library -- Seeking Perfection: The Shakers' Material World
8th Anniversary
The Shaker Museum and Library, Old Chatham, New York, holds the most significant collection of Shaker materials in the world. With more than half obtained directly from Shakers, the collection exhibits remarkable original finishes and detail, superb quali
53rd Washington Antique Show: Inspirations from the Garden
8th Anniversary
The Washington D.C. area is rich in garden history and an appreciation of all things botanical. In memory of First Lady and conservationist Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007), "Inspirations from the Garden" is the theme of the 53rd Washington Antique Show. The
Abraham Parsell, Miniature Painter
8th Anniversary
Little is known about the painter Abraham Parsell (1791-1856), whose miniature portraits on ivory continue to charm us today. He produced small, mostly oval portraits housed within a chased metal pendant style frame, often with a small oval aperture on th
Early Colonial Furniture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
8th Anniversary
The Metropolitan Museum began to form a collection of American furniture of the colonial and early federal periods almost exactly one hundred years ago. The driving force behind this effort was Henry W. Kent, assistant to Robert W. de Forest, the
Early Protective Covers for Upholstered Furniture: Fit, Fabric, and Applicability to Today's Interiors
8th Anniversary
Visitors to museums or historic houses, as well as readers of home décor catalogues or shelter magazines, may have noted the increasing prevalence of slipcovers on chairs and sofas. Removable coverings for upholstered furniture have a long history of use,
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