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Furniture Facts—Ernest Gimson & the Cotswolds School
Winter/Spring 2002
In reaction to the mass-produced goods and increasingly unskilled work force of the Industrial Revolution, John Ruskin (1819–1900) and William Morris (1834–1896)...
Hands On—The Basics of Turning a Finia
Winter/Spring 2002
Turned wooden finials were often the crowning elements on fashionable furniture—such as high chests...
Interior Designer Ralph Harvard
Winter/Spring 2002
Last August, Elle Shushan, a dealer in antique portrait miniatures, opened an envelope to find a swatch of damask. The letter was from Ralph O. Harvard...
Know Your Antiques—A Primer of Silversmith Paul de Lamerie
Winter/Spring 2002
Ever since interest in collecting antique silver began in the early nineteenth century, Paul de Lamerie (1688–1751) has been recognized as England’s
Museum Focus: American Folk Art Museum
Winter/Spring 2002
After many years of planning, the American Folk Art Museum opened its magnificent new building in December of 2001. Proudly standing at 45 West 53rd Street in the heart of Manhattan, the...
Prayerful Art/Artful Prayer: The Book of Hours
Winter/Spring 2002
It is hardly surprising that the Book of Hours has been dubbed the late-medieval “best-seller.” Between the mid-thirteenth and mid sixteenth centuries, this devotional book...
The Genuine Article? Kangxi and Samson Cadogan Teapots—Compared
Winter/Spring 2002
Distinguishing between an original antique and a later copy, be it an innocent interpretation or an intentional fake, can present a challenge to collectors. After investing the time to examine numerous pieces and consult with experts, one can develop...
The Second Rediscovery of Cosmè Tura
Winter/Spring 2002
Although Cosmè Tura (ca. 1430–1495) was one of the great painters of the generation that included Botticelli, Mantegna, and Leonardo da Vinci, he is now far less well known than his contemporaries. A century
The Taste for Tiffany Lamps
Winter/Spring 2002
'Let those who arrogantly despise their parents’ tastes beware. Let those who ruthlessly sweep out their attics pay heed. Not only is the fickleness of...
What is it Worth?—Patriotic Quilts
Winter/Spring 2002
Symbols of national pride are a part of this country’s decorative heritage. Since the early nineteenth century, American women have been fashioning quilts with...
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