Collectibles

Gloria Books’ New York ( www.glorialuxury.com ), a 26-pound, 700-page, Italian-silk-bound volume...
The Item The Green Brenham was part of a 35-pound meteorite that landed on earth at least 5,000...
Kelly Wearstler describes the items in her new home accessories line—the interior designer’s first—...
The words of God have dominated Donald Jackson’s life for the last seven years. The British...
One of the latest creations from German clock maker Matthias Naeschke is a $70,000, 10-pound table...
Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into...
The Gift Guided visits to the top contemporary art galleries, dealers, collectors, and museums in...
The Item This French snuffbox depicts Napoléon Bonaparte, his second wife, Marie-Louise, and their...
William Laskin employs semiprecious gemstones the way that a painter uses watercolors or acrylics...
In private, maze-maker Adrian Fisher allows himself to be devilish. He and the five-member design...
Bentley Motors and the Italian pen maker Tibaldi have teamed up to create Bentley at Brooklands (...
An Indian prince of the late 17th and early 18th centuries would not be caught dead without his...
The Item. Irish artist Harry Clarke completed this stained-glass window in 1930 (a year before his...
During a rough stint covering World War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some...
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992,...
The Item This medallion flew into space aboard Apollo 12 in 1969. Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad...
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter Boyd-Smith’s antiques...
In the year 1900, Ada and Minna Everleigh relocated their already-flourishing enterprise from Omaha...
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie;...
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As...
The Item This device is the incarnation of Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No. 2...
The Cavalieri Hilton ( www­.cavalieri-hilton.com ), set in a 15-acre park on the Monte Mario, Rome’...
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been...
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style...
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the...
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little...
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC);...
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, for...
Fischbach Gallery New York artist Colin Brown had become frustrated with his charcoal nightscapes...
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green...

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