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Historic Hotels: Historic Art in Boston Hotels
Autumn-Winter 2006
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Institute of Contemporary Art are among the city's famous repositories of art. Unbeknownst to many visitors and residents is that several of the city's hotels also boast exceptional...
How to Plan for the Best Pieces in Your Collection
Autumn-Winter 2006
The important pieces in your collection are generally your finest once-in-a-lifetime purchases. Planning for the disposition of these pieces usually involves different considerations than the decisions required for other items. It's necessary to...
Lifestyle: A Houseful of Friends
Autumn-Winter 2006
Some collector's analyze purchases, assessing potential appreciation or gauging how good a deal they're getting. Others buy from the heart; acquiring objects that are specific to a particular place or to a particular time in life. Some objects are kept...
Lifestyle: French Island Elegance
Autumn-Winter 2006
Much has been written about the French West Indian islands; about their botany, zoology, and their social and economic histories, but to date, little or no consideration has been given to the architecture and decorative furnishings of the islands...
Lifestyle: A Sailor's Life for Me -- Maritime Artifacts & Antiques in a Nantucket home
Aug-Sept 2006
After spending many hot summers in Bermuda with her family, our collector mentioned to her husband that she had heard Nantucket Island was cool in the summer and a great place for a favorite pastime of hers, gardening. They decided to spend the next.....
Lifestyle: Beyond Tradition -- A Folk Art Collection in New Hampshire
Aug-Sept 2006
Tucked away in a former pasture amid the hills of New Hampshire a Bauhaus-inspired house is the repository of a couple’s carefully gathered American folk art collection. The soaring angles and planes of the structure provide a gorgeous counterpoint to....
The East Brick, Nantucket
Aug-Sept 2006
When whaling merchant Joseph Starbuck (1774–1861) began the simultaneous construction of three imposing houses for his sons in 1837, little did he know that he was building architectural icons that would gradually become visual symbols of the...
Destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Aug-Sept 2006
New Mexico's stark, rocky scenery and gentle palette -- the earth tones of the ubiquitous adobe architecture and the silvery greens of its cottonwood trees -- made it irresistible to twentieth-century modernists seeking somewhere more exotic than....
Historic Hotel: The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, New York
Aug-Sept 2006
Adirondack chairs; chandeliers made of antlers; walls lined with birchbark: All give a sense of where you are when you step inside The Sagamore. Set on an island just off the shores of Lake George at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate...
Historic Hotels: The Merrion, Dublin, Ireland
Summer 2006
From royalty to the Rolling Stones, everyone wants to make The Merrion their home when in Dublin nowadays. Its charms are obvious. Although situated in the heart of Dublin, the hotel exudes the quiet ease of a fine old Irish country house; its...
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