Elizabeth Gann, a dealer in chess sets and boards, has no storefront and rarely allows clients into her home, near Boston, where she displays
During a rough stint covering World
War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some remarkable photos in
When Montblanc issued its first limited-edition pen, a tribute
to Lorenzo de’ Medici, in 1992, Barry Rubin became a man possessed.
The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter
Boyd-Smith’s antiques shop, Cobwebs, in Southampton, E
Creating a 4,000-pound piece of glass art was only part of the challenge for
Jonathan Christie; once he completed Lyrical Light, he
Doug Hansen did not reinvent the wagon wheel, but he has reverse-engineered
it more than once.
The Cavalieri Hilton
(www.cavalieri-hilton.com), set in a 15-acre pa
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC); the other balls symbolize problems that t
Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes.
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style instrument that Russell Porter created in t
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the newly appointed Catholic Hapsburg king,
Although poisonous, the sap from an Asian sumac nevertheless can be irresistible—when it has been heated, transformed into lacquer, and used
Lobkowicz Palace does not offer accommodations, but two nearby hotels in Malá Strana, or Little Quarter, serve as fine bases from which
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the region now known as Siberia.
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “and Espo scores on the rebound.” (“Espo”
The little girl wears a serious expression and a sumptuous lace-trimmed gown, which the green parrot perched at her right nearly upstages.
Loiminchay Nine Dragons
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than two decades ago, when the couple acquired
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard Purdey.
Interior decorator and antiques dealer Keith Skeel considers the decorative objects that he owns his “friends.” But, sounding like a New Eng
Eernest Shackleton failed in his attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but he was responsible for the first book being p
When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it swim,” or even “That would taste delicious
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley (www.tib