Alastair Crawford holds a large silver platter in his hands and tilts it to show the subtle detail that marks the piece as a product of the Georg Jensen silversmith workshop.
Serious collectors once had only two options when they wanted to shop for art and antiques: attend auctions or visit galleries.
When Kate Edelman Johnson was growing up, she did not need 3-D glasses to make movie stars spring to life.
When Blatt Billiards opened in New York in 1923, the city was in the throes of pool fever.
Subhankar Banerjee has no fear of the wilderness. In 2001, he set out on a two-year, 4,000-mile quest to photograph the fragile, remote region of northeastern Alaska during all four seasons.
On april 18, 1923, a massive crowd converged upon what had been, less than a year earlier, a nondescript lumberyard in the South Bronx.
Sunday in the Park with George, the 1985 Pulitzer Prize–winning Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, told the story of Parisian artist Georges-Pierre Seurat as he painted his most famous work,
Inheriting an estimated $80 million and a Gilded Age cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Newport, R.I., is daunting at any age. Doris Duke did so when she was just 12 years old.
As the Olympic torch makes its way home to Athens this month, you can expect the usual deluge of commemorative souvenirs.
The aristocracy of Art Deco, the streamlined design style that swept the world in the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, is represented in a show at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (617.267.9300,
David Oscarson Harvest Collection
When you are ready to invest in an heirloom chess set for you and y
A staple of the nursery receives the traditional treatm
Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery
Just as clothes can make the man, frames have
While NASA’s rover twins investigate Mars, an exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum (707.579.1500, www.sonomacountymuseum.com) in San
All nine of the Fabergé imperial Easter eggs from the Forbes Collection have ended up in one basket—in Russia, from whence they originated.
The new offering from Lionel (www.lionel.com) evokes the past while incorporating the latest digital technology.
Roger Schrenk, an antiques dealer in Alexandria, Va., has created the Interactive Database of Decorative Arts, which offers buyers and dealers of new and antique furnishings a database of more t
Gallery is a term usually used in association with the fine arts of painting, photography, and sculpture.
“In America, spas are goal-oriented—you go to lose weight or detoxify,” explains Umberto Angeloni, worldwide chairman of the Brioni clothing brand.
Functional art is hardly a new concept. Consider the antique gun pictured here, a French flintlock fowling-piece (or bird-hunting gun) that dates to 1760.
Although he became a legend for his amorous proclivities, Casanova was also a renowned adventurer and writer who authored epic memoirs depicting his exploits in 18th-century Venice.
The fountain pen and the stick shift are two 20th-century inventions that hold their appeal for purists.
During a recent birding festival in Cape May, N.J., the most popular sighting could not be identified in a book of ornithology.
With the Beam Sensor ($100) from Colibri (401.943. 2100, www.colibri.com), lighting a cigar is half the fun.
If the future unfolds as Fred Paroutaud anticipates, we will no longer experience chamber music in our homes only through loudspeakers.
Violin makers are still trying to determine what Antonio Stradivari
E-mail is convenient, but it cannot offer the satisfaction derived fr