Adolph Kempen, Austin, Texas, 1844-1885, Desk, c. 1875 Walnut and maple; collection of William J. Hill

Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

A rare writing desk and examples of early Texas pottery are included in a recent donation of early Texas decorative art items to the Bayou Bend Collection in Houston. That’s according to the Houston Chronicle, Maine Antiques Digest and other sources. The gifts were donated by Houston-born sixth generation Texan William J. Hill. Created by Austin cabinetmaker […]

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Understated Theta Show in Houston Reaffirms Position as Foremost in the South

For some visitors at this year’s Theta Antiques Show in Houston, they may be surprised to see changes in the exhibition roster. Some dealers could not make their way from Delaware Antiques Show to Houston in just two days. That opened the door to new faces with unconventional merchandise. Once again Theta proves its prominent […]