Art & Collectibles

Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered it more than once. As...
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for Jonathan Christie;...
The Item This device is the incarnation of Charles Babbage’s plans for the Difference Engine No. 2...
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been...
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...
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style...
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the...
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...
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...
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green...
Anthony Dias Blue has spent the last 30 years covering the wine and spirits industries, sampling...
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “...
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...
When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it...
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard...
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...
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings...
However striking a fazioli piano ( www.fazioli.com ) may appear, the instrument’s truly...
Its Owner Bill Mastro is the chairman and CEO of Mastro Auctions, a Chicagoland consignment auction...
Dr. C. Keith Wilbur’s collection of antique medical instruments indicates that 150 years ago, his...
The formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors ( www.hatchoutdoors.com ) has a...

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