FrontRunners: High-Tech Antiquing

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Roger Schrenk, an antiques dealer in Alexandria, Va., has created the Interactive Database of Decorative Arts, which offers buyers and dealers of new and antique furnishings a database of more than 5,000 images. Buyers click on photos of furniture details that match those of the chairs, tables, and sideboards that they seek, and they can share the results with dealers everywhere. The site will debut this spring.

The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…
The finest art, boats, cars, furnishings, and jewelry are all on offer under one roof…
For the last three decades, a Disneyland fan in Southern California has been quietly amassing one...
Glass is impervious to sun damage, and its beauty is only enhanced by natural light...
Photograph by J. Gold & Co. Photography
These antique optics from the Japanese Navy were used in combat and took over six months to restore…
The ultrarare sculpture is one of the few castings that remain in private hands…
Photo by Christie’s Images ltd.
During his short life, the German artist Franz Marc (1880–1916) was at the cutting edge of modern...
Of the dozens of iconic midcentury designs by Hans Wegner, perhaps none is as clever as the valet...
Members will receive VIP access to exhibits, festivals, and acclaimed artists…
Photo by: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Is there something in the air in the Midi that has inspired so many artists to greatness?...