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It is hard to imagine a time when collecting Fabergé eggs was considered foolish, but that was...
The company reputed to have made the first croquet set continues to make the best sets. Jacques of...
James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years...
A few years ago, Peter Galassi, head of the photography department at New York’s Museum of Modern...
Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English...
One of Italy’s oldest and most respected pen companies pays homage to Venice with the $850 limited...
Although antiques are often functional, few were originally designed as professional-quality tools...
Sitting on a green Georgian sofa that was on display in his firm’s booth at the TEFAF Maastricht...
The moderately sized, Art Deco–inspired Loiminchay Opus represents a departure from the pen maker’s...
When the London office of Sotheby’s hired Robert Bowman in 1978, it did more than rescue him from...
Jim Rogers believes Angola is one of the world’s greatest investment opportunities and that...
TO BIND OR NOT TO BIND, that is the question. “Essentially it’s a matter of restoration or...
French leather accessories maker Gustto (858. 336.7067, www.gustto.com ) bridges the gap between...
“A syncopation of space, form, and color,” says architect Alexander Gorlin, the proud papa of a...
The winning squad in last year’s World Series of Birding, an annual competition in which more than...
When art dealer Otto Naumann was ready to bring to market his finest acquisition, a $40 million...
Some mind games—such as chess or backgammon—are eternally entertaining. Chess sets themselves are...
Entrepreneur and environmentalist Kelly Lebwith knows that luxurious indulgence and environmental...
It is natural to view Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso as artistic rivals. They were contemporaries...
We may have been guilty of hyperbole in January 1986, when our cover touted excerpts from the book...
On New Year’s day, 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner, the vivacious widow who was a favorite target of...
Travel in style with this unique collection of luggage from Louis Vuitton. The cigar trunk can hold...
Visit the office of an art museum director, and you will probably see works of art hanging on the...
When writing Casino Royale in the early 1950s, Ian Fleming needed a name for his soon-to-be-famous...
In 1989, the discovery of $1.22 billion in sunken gold treasure off the Carolina coast put an 1857...
It would seem a rare privilege: You enter one of the world’s most prestigious art museums, and a...
As your social calendar heats up at this time of year and you dash from event to event, the...
Technology is one of the things that makes the game of golf unique—often maddeningly so. Other...
Since 1998, artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid have been teaching laid-off loggers in...
Richard Avedon first gained fame for the revolutionary, compelling fashion photos that he shot for...

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