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The Holy City, 1843. This spiritual map or “gift drawing” was made by Polly Jane Reed, a Shaker living at New Lebanon.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 15
Josef Ritter von Storck, Cabinet for Erzherzog Rudolf, ca. 1881. Trained as an interior architect, Storck was a respected lecturer on the history of ornament in Vienna - these interests converge in this enormous and densely detailed revivalist work.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 14
Asafo Flag, c. 1863, Ghana. Made for festival display, the flag depicts a group of man catching a large fish in a net - the message being that European colonizing forces can be defeated through cooperation.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 13
gilt pier table in the Palladian manner of William Kent, c. 1730. MacKinnon Fine Furniture.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 12
George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British, Water Spaniel, 1778, beeswax and pigment on panel. Collection
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 11
tea machine, c. 1810. Copper-fused silver plate and ivory.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 10
silhouette portrait collage of a woman “aged 25,” 1831. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller collection
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 9
Appearances can be deceiving. These images show the miniature rooms at the Carnegie Museum of Art, commissioned and donated by Sarah Mellon Scaife. They replicate the rooms of her own historic home, Penguin Court in Ligonier, PA, now demolished.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 9
Duncan Phyfe’s tool chest, made by the great cabinetmaker himself at the outset of his career c. 1790. The current configuration is thought to date from the years of his retirement. It was given to the New-York Historical Society by his descendants.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 8
Hubert Herkomer, A Bacchante, 1897. Enamel on copper. In the new exhibition “A Victorian Idyll”
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 7
we thank the Cleveland Museum of Art for posting 34,000 high resolution, open license images - including of this chest on chest from Providence, RI, c. 1800. Go to their collection site and plunge into the details!
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 6
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, “Fuseaux” cabinet, ca. 1925. Macassar ebony, ivory, silk, and silvered bronze. A sterling example of this most refined of Art Deco ébénistes.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 5
Rookwood Pottery Company and Gorham Manufacturing Company, silver overlay ewer, 1890. Ceramic decoration of dragons in “Standard glaze” by the Japanese specialist Kitaro Shirayamadani, who had joined the firm three years earlier.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 4
automaton of a friar, possibly by the clockmaker Juanelo Turriano at the court of Charles V of Spain. This extraordinary early ‘robot’ is able to walk, move both arms in religious gestures, open and shut its eyes and mouth, and turn its head.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 3
Inkstand with kangaroo and emu motifs by William Edwards, 1865, Melbourne. Executed in silver and pure gold, the object was sent by an Australian biscuit manufacturer back to a business associate in Manchester, England. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 2
, or in this case, antique of the Thomas Day. Though many free blacks were active as cabinetmakers in the antebellum south, Day was unusual for the success of his business and decorative ambition of his work. Leland Little Auctions
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TheMagazineAntiques Feb 1
carved bokchoy cabbage, 19th century. One of the so-called “Three Treasures” of the National Palace Museum in Taipei. A locust and katydid are camouflaged in the leaves, which are carved from a half-white, half-green piece of jadeite.
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TheMagazineAntiques Jan 31
“Maria Thérésia” drinking set, 1913. One of the best-known patterns by the Czech firm Moser, the shapes were based on Baroque examples from the Vienna Imperial Court.
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TheMagazineAntiques Jan 30
David Drake, two-handled jar, dated January 1840. A recent acquisition , this is the earliest signed and dated poem piece by the famed . The pot is inscribed: “Ladys & gentlemens Shoes = Sell all you can: & nothing you’ll loose!”
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Master Drawings NY Jan 29
"The art connoisseurial scene in New York takes a decidedly soigné turn with the Master Drawings program." Read why via :
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