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Punch Bowls & Patriotism: The Rediscovery of the Varick Punch Bowl
3rd Anniversary
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The Charleston Double Chest
3rd Anniversary
The form that best epitomizes colonial Charleston, South Carolina furniture is the double chest (Fig. 1). The primary piece of case furniture in the homes of affluent Charlestonians, it was used for the storage and safekeeping of clothing, textiles, and v
The Furniture of Charleston 1680-1820
3rd Anniversary
While most books published in the decorative arts field consist of catalogues raisonnés of exhibitions or collections, The Furniture of Charleston, 1680-1820, constitutes the most in-depth study of the cabinetmaking trade of one American city
The Shelburne Museum: Selections from the
3rd Anniversary
Challenged to describe the unique and eclectic museum she had created, Shelburne Museum founder, Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), coined the phrase
The Washington Associtaion of New Jersey
3rd Anniversary
As Henry A. Ford (1793-1872), a Morristown, New Jersey, lawyer approached the end of his life, he faced a dilemma. What was to become of his ancestral home (Fig. 1), the place that had served as George Washington's military headquarters during the Contine
Travel: Discovering New York City Arts Clubs
3rd Anniversary
William Merritt Chase's palette, stained glass created by John La Farge and Louis Comfort Tiffany, and pages from a rare Gutenburg Bible, are a sampling of intriguing objects housed in some of New York City’s private arts clubs. Several of these historic
Unraveling the Mystery behind the
3rd Anniversary
Although I have been collecting Anglo-American patriotic pottery for more than fifty years, I still become excited over new acquisitions, particularly personalized pieces displaying names of individuals, ships, and organizations. More often than not, the
What's it Worth?: 19th Century Caucasian Village Rugs
3rd Anniversary
Woven in the Orient for thousands of years, handmade rugs have been coveted by everyone from European nobility to wealthy Boston matrons. Their appeal shows no signs of wearing out. Indeed, the market for antique Oriental rugs in this country has steadily
Along The Hudson
Autumn 2002
'One of the gems of the earth,' is how artist Thomas Cole (1800–1848) described a favorite forest haunt
American Vernacular
Autumn 2002
Scholarship, the marketplace, andmaturing tastes have all served to broaden the definitions of American folk...
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