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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);...
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...
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been...
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green...
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than...
Alessandro Cesati Italian locksmith Francesco de Francisci brought a lethal knowledge of...
Photography by Ted Morrison
Fischbach Gallery New York artist Colin Brown had become frustrated with his charcoal nightscapes...
Loiminchay Nine Dragons In Chinese art and folklore, dragons often symbolize power and prosperity...
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “...
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the...
When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it...
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley ( www.tibaldi.it ) writing...
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...
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard...
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings...
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books...
Its Owner Edward Horswell is the director of London’s Sladmore Gallery, which specializes in...
The formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors ( www.hatchoutdoors.com ) has a...
An unfinished poker table made of mahogany, ebony, maple, and satinwood sits in the center of Mark...
Its Owner Bill Mastro is the chairman and CEO of Mastro Auctions, a Chicagoland consignment auction...
However striking a fazioli piano ( www.fazioli.com ) may appear, the instrument’s truly...
Dr. C. Keith Wilbur’s collection of antique medical instruments indicates that 150 years ago, his...
‘‘If popularity were a true measure of worth,” a reporter for the New York Daily News wrote just...
William Secord can tell immediately whether a person likes dogs by how he or she reacts to the...
The item pictured here—a miniature model of a 19th-century brush-making machine that could produce...
Its Owner Gary Milan, a retired dentist who lives in the greater Los Angeles area, maintains...

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