Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s Manhattan townhouse was the epitome of grandeur and grace during the 1880s.
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Statuesque wineglasses in wheel-cut crystal on a hand-wrought silver tray (left), a towering skyscraper centerpiece in silver and ivory, a
There is no such thing as a permanent collection.
The insurance tycoon wanted for nothing, and he planned to keep it that way.
A rapidly growing coterie of fountain pen collectors has emerged within the past decade, and august manufacturers like Montblanc and Montegra
Just as a cowboy has his horse and saddle, an Indian royal had his elephant and howdah.
Connoisseurs know that selecting a frame from the place and period of an artwork’s origin is rather like pairing the right wine with your fav
There is a scene in The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington’s tale of the Gilded Age, in which George, the young scion of what u
When the late Sir Gawaine Baillie began collecting postage stamps in the 1940s, he was not unique in this pursuit; at the time this was a
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Sheldon Adelson throws his arms up, waves them with a flourish, and declares, “Not even Bugsy Siegel would have thought of this!” Adelson is
Visit the Smith College art exhibition Corot to Picasso, now on a two-year tour of American museums, and you will see a work by Edga