Collectibles

“In America, spas are goal-oriented—you go to lose weight or detoxify,” explains Umberto Angeloni,...
Roger Schrenk, an antiques dealer in Alexandria, Va., has created the Interactive Database of...
Functional art is hardly a new concept. Consider the antique gun pictured here, a French flintlock...
Although he became a legend for his amorous proclivities, Casanova was also a renowned adventurer...
The fountain pen and the stick shift are two 20th-century inventions that hold their appeal for...
During a recent birding festival in Cape May, N.J., the most popular sighting could not be...
With the Beam Sensor ($100) from Colibri (401.943. 2100, www.colibri.com ), lighting a cigar is...
If the future unfolds as Fred Paroutaud anticipates, we will no longer experience chamber music in...
E-mail is convenient, but it cannot offer the satisfaction derived from sending or receiving a...
Violin makers are still trying to determine what Antonio Stradivari knew that they do not. In more...
Montblanc (800.995.4810, www.montblanc.com ) has introduced a new collection of platinum-plated and...
Early paintings by Picasso and his contemporaries demonstrate just how strong the aesthetic...
Earlier this summer, Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn sent an e-mail to the...
When every display space in the house is occupied by artworks, Brigitte Micmacker, co-owner of A...
Andy Warhol may have had a taste for Campbell’s soup, but his legacy lends itself to a heightened...
It has been 20 years since 11 unknown architects (Michael Graves and Aldo Rossi among them)...
Kari Nieminen’s first name reflects his Viking ancestry, but the 43-year-old Finn rose to...
Sometimes the marks of quality are obvious: the radiance of a diamond or the sheen of a mink coat...
Baths usually are not newsworthy events, but the announcement last fall that Michelangelo’s David...
Collectors of Montblanc (800.995.4810) limited edition Patron of the Arts 4810 fountain pens have a...
During the Renaissance, in an age before the advent of the museum, Europe’s learned noblemen...
One of Italy’s oldest and most respected pen companies pays homage to Venice with the $850 limited...
James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years...
The latest limited edition fountain pen from Marlen, a 21-year-old Italian company renowned for the...
Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English...
The moderately sized, Art Deco–inspired Loiminchay Opus represents a departure from the pen maker’s...
Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He...
It is hard to imagine a time when collecting Fabergé eggs was considered foolish, but that was...
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...

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