Survey Uncovers Habits and Preferences of Antique and Art Buyers

Results from a recent survey undertaken by  Urban Art and Antiques reveals that buyers of antiques and fine art shop often, consider themselves well-versed in what they are buying and seek across a spectrum of delivery channels. Almost sixty percent of 100 respondents consider themselves informed buyers and more than 43 percent shop for art […]

Antiquing in Woodbury

After seeing enough urban grittiness at  New Britain, Connecticut, our trip to Woodbury soothed the eyes and minds with its colonial homes and finest antiques stores. According to a pamphlet, Woodbury was established in 1673. Its  Historical Society is now housed at the Hurd House, built around 1680, the oldest building of the town. Across […]

George Washington on Glass

Days ago I had seen a similar portrait of George Washington in the New Britain Museum of American Art. This one was in Pennsylvania Grand Lodge of Masons in Philadelphia. The one in Connecticut is attributed to Foeiqua, the one in Philadelphia states “unknown Chinese artist.” These reverse paintings on glass are after Gilbert Stuart’s […]

Antiquing in Old Saybrook and Essex

Old Lyme lies quietly at the mouth of the Connecticut River.  Like many of the towns in the lower Connecticut River Valley, it offers scenery with meandering rivers, rolling hills and colonial architecture. It has flourished as an art colony since the beginning of the 20th century. The Griswold House, in particular,  still stands stately […]