“The blacker the better,” Eric Streiner says as he lifts a heavily tarnished Tiffany & Co.
Most artists start small and move on to bigger things, but few have followed that career path as literally as Albert Paley has.
The craftspeople at Cote France know how to keep a secret.
Powdered tobacco, or snuff, became a favorite indulgence when it arrived in China in 1644, but because Chinese men of that era typically k
Some people experience epiphanies when they marry or when they become parents. But Mark Levin’s life was changed by a wooden bench.
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When you lift a really fine firearm, it seems to float in your hands; the equilibrium is so perfect that the gun mounts to your shoulder a
Traveling and making art have much in common: Both require faith that you will get from one point to another, although the real pleasure o
Leaving Their Mark
The Battle of Trafalgar was British Admiral Horatio Nelson’s finest hour, and it was one of his final hours.
After selling the Palm Beach, Fla., art and antiques fair that they cocreated in 1997 (now called Palm Beach!
Pens may not require the intricate technical mechanics of fine Swiss watches, but manufacture Girard-Perregaux (877.846.3447,
The abstract expressionists were an extravagant bunch who lived intensely and painted on a scale that matched their egos and bravado.
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Always the gentleman, Rudolf van der Lak personally greets everyone who enters his bar, often with a handshake, an English phrase—“Welcome
When Ann Sacks founded her company in 1980, she was intent on displaying her tile in a manner that would stir the emotions of designers an
In a sunlit studio in rural Oxfordshire, England, Joanna Migdal, dental drill in hand, kneels beside a large bronze sundial base as she en
Serious collectors once had only two options when they wanted to shop for art and antiques: attend auctions or visit galleries.