Art & Collectibles

It has been 20 years since 11 unknown architects (Michael Graves and Aldo Rossi among them)...
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...
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...
When the London office of Sotheby’s hired Robert Bowman in 1978, it did more than rescue him from...
A few years ago, Peter Galassi, head of the photography department at New York’s Museum of Modern...
James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years...
The company reputed to have made the first croquet set continues to make the best sets. Jacques of...
Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He...
One of Italy’s oldest and most respected pen companies pays homage to Venice with the $850 limited...
The moderately sized, Art Deco–inspired Loiminchay Opus represents a departure from the pen maker’s...
Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English...
The latest limited edition fountain pen from Marlen, a 21-year-old Italian company renowned for the...
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...
Some mind games—such as chess or backgammon—are eternally entertaining. Chess sets themselves are...
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...
Entrepreneur and environmentalist Kelly Lebwith knows that luxurious indulgence and environmental...
We may have been guilty of hyperbole in January 1986, when our cover touted excerpts from the book...
It is natural to view Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso as artistic rivals. They were contemporaries...
In 1989, the discovery of $1.22 billion in sunken gold treasure off the Carolina coast put an 1857...
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...

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