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Bombé Furniture at Bayou Bend, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Summer/Fall 2001
While historical antecedents for bombé furniture can be identified as far back as ancient Rome, in eighteenth-century America the design’s inspiration...
British and American Cast-Iron Garden Seats
Summer/Fall 2001
In the early nineteenth century, the decoration of landscaped public and private spaces became a fashionable component of the popular culture in...
Collecting Antique Native American Art
Summer/Fall 2001
Increased public exposure to the beauty of antique Native American art has inspired an ever-growing number of people to start collecting in this
Curator's Choice: Wedgwood Fairyland Lustreware Bowl
Summer/Fall 2001
The Staffordshire-based ceramics factory established in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795)...
Museum Focus: Long Beach Museum of Art
Summer/Fall 2001
The first thing most people remark on when visiting the Long Beach Museum of Art is the magnificent location—a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean about twenty-five...
Prized Possessions: The Story of Ceramics in Everyday Life
Summer/Fall 2001
For its 2001 season (May through October), Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is featuring...
The Gretchen Keller Glass Collection at Peabody Essex Museum
Summer/Fall 2001
The first half of the twentieth century will long be remembered as the golden age of collecting, when many of the most important collections of American decorative...
'Stars and Stripes Forever': Folk Art with Patriotic Imagery
Summer 2001
Some of the most beloved icons of American folk art exhibit patriotic imagery, but surprisingly few books or articles have been devoted exclusively to...
American Folk Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Summer 2001
In terms of American art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is generally recognized for its plentiful holdings of high-style works encompassing furniture, paintings, and...
Analysis of a Bible Box
Summer 2001
When learning about antiques, many people feel that some of the most useful lessons are gleaned from comparisons between two seemingly similar...
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