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Camels, Vikings, and Sphinxes, Oh My!

From sturdy grandfather clocks to delicate pocket watches, clocks reflect a vast range of artistic styles and a wealth of artistic achievement. In our upcoming European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction on July 19th, we have the pleasure of offering a unique collection of Viennese table clocks. Produced during the late 19th century, these clocks epitomize the vibrancy of decorative art production at this time. The elaborate details of each clock, from figural finials to hairy lion paw feet, make the viewer imagine that the clocks are quite sizable, when in fact most are less than 8 inches tall.… Read More

Exploring Early American and English Silver at Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg organized a symposium during the first weekend of May this year titled, “A Handsome Cupboard of Plate Revealed: Early American and English Silver.” Hosted by the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, the symposium was held in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of silver from the Cahn Collection and featured a variety of renowned speakers. The discussions ranged from how and where silver is mined to the influence of Huguenot craftsmen on 18th century silver in England and America.… Read More

The 2014 Original Miami Beach Antique Show

I had the pleasure of attending the Original Miami Beach Antique Show for the first time this year. The fair runs for five days at the end of January into February each year at the Miami Beach Convention Center. With nearly a thousand different dealers from all over the world, it really takes a several hours (and a good pair of shoes) to fully appreciate the experience.  I spent two days at the show this year with my colleagues from the Skinner European Furniture & Decorative Arts department.… Read More