Art & Collectibles

Yves Saint Laurent turned fashion into art not only through his work as one of the 20th century’s...
"Every guitar has its own personality," says luthier John Monteleone. "It’s my job to give it its...
Marie Antoinette’s custom desk. Neither the many accolades heaped upon nor the charges leveled at...
No figure yokes together with less violence (to revise Dr. Johnson’s phrase) the themes of this,...
One of the first oligarchs was Boris Berezovsky, who exploited his connections with then Prime...
"I discovered antique maps on a ski trip to Taos, where I stumbled into a shop selling them and...
From 1924 to 1928, moviegoers in Rochester, N.Y., enjoyed a rare and magnificent sight: seven or...
When the silver fund gallery left its longtime San Francisco space near Union Square last February...
The Brunswick Billiards Isabella ( www?.brunswickbilliards.com ) is a table fit for—or at least...
The Ducati Corse ( www.aquilabrands.com ) is a limited-edition pen made by an Italian brand, named...
Before Daniel Craig, before Pierce Brosnan, even before Sean Connery, there was Ian Fleming—the...
Largely overshadowed by his more famous 18th-century contemporary Thomas Chippendale, the English...
"In the case of an emergency I guess you could run across the road and holler for the neighbors,"...
Writing instruments might be able to combat swords, but this one embraces the trident. The pen,...
The Item. This ship chess set is both functional and decorative: The chess pieces, which are about...
Craig Perlow, a collector and dealer of Olympic memorabilia, stores his entire collection in his...
Jalal Aro places a wax cylinder onto one of the record players in his Paris shop and invites his...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s...
The Item. This battle flag belonged to John Rodgers, a Maryland man who captained ships for the...
Salon-goers in 18th-century France frequently played loto, which most Americans know as bingo. But...
Ultimately, the ceramics simply became too big. For more than 30 years, Joan Mirviss’ nine-room,...
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars. Made from rose...
Italian pen maker Tibaldi has teamed with Bentley Motors for a special-edition collection that pays...
Every detail of the Caran d’Ache 1010 (718.482.7500, www.carandache?.com )—from the tiny screw at...
Peter Finer is a different sort of gun nut. Finer’s late father, an experienced skeet shooter,...
Pen maker Montblanc was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906, the same year that jeweler Van Cleef...
The Item. This is the passport that Wilt Chamberlain carried during his travels to Europe and the...
Call it sculpture for your wrists. Armrevolution ( www.armrevolution.com ), a design firm with...
It is January, and David Calvo’s studio is quiet, just as he prefers at this time of year. The two...
William Jamieson’s wares are not for the faint of heart. His 6,500-square-foot triplex apartment in...

Pages