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No Place Like Home

The pandemic lockdown has taught us how important home is to our sense of well-being, our comfort, and our whole outlook on life. Now is the ideal time for re-decorating, re-purposing, re-modeling, and building anew. With these changes comes the need for different furniture. But where to begin? There are so many possibilities, so many choices.

A great place to start is with fine American furniture, with its four-hundred year tradition of excellence.… Read More

25th National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn

The year was 1987 and I was in Boston for both Skinner’s fall Arts & Crafts auction and for the opening of the long-awaited “The Art That Is Life” Arts & Crafts exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

A few months earlier, I had attended the final Arts & Crafts conference held at the aging Roycroft Inn. When word circulated among the dealers and collectors gathered there that the Roycroft Inn would be closed for what turned out to be a nine-year restoration, my first reaction was: we should host the conference at the Grove Park Inn.