Collectibles

The Item This device is the incarnation of Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No. 2...
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, for...
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC);...
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...
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little...
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the...
Fischbach Gallery New York artist Colin Brown had become frustrated with his charcoal nightscapes...
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “...
Alessandro Cesati Italian locksmith Francesco de Francisci brought a lethal knowledge of...
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than...
Loiminchay Nine Dragons In Chinese art and folklore, dragons often symbolize power and prosperity...
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the...
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green...
Eernest Shackleton failed in his attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but he...
Interior decorator and antiques dealer Keith Skeel considers the decorative objects that he owns...
Its Owner George Gruhn has owned and operated Gruhn Guitars in downtown Nash­ville, Tenn., since...
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley ( www.tibaldi.it ) writing...
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard...
When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it...
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings...
Its Owner Edward Horswell is the director of London’s Sladmore Gallery, which specializes in...
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books...
However striking a fazioli piano ( www.fazioli.com ) may appear, the instrument’s truly...
Its Owner Bill Mastro is the chairman and CEO of Mastro Auctions, a Chicagoland consignment auction...
Dr. C. Keith Wilbur’s collection of antique medical instruments indicates that 150 years ago, his...
An unfinished poker table made of mahogany, ebony, maple, and satinwood sits in the center of Mark...
The formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors ( www.hatchoutdoors.com ) has a...
In 1682, Louis XIV—wishing to lock his fractious nobles in a golden cage where he could keep an eye...
Its Owner Gary Milan, a retired dentist who lives in the greater Los Angeles area, maintains...

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