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Woolacroc Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Visiting Woolaroc, the Home and Museum of Frank Phillips

Visiting Woolaroc, the Home and Museum of Frank Phillips

In 1927 guests were invited to the lodge of oil magnate Frank Phillips. A new Steinway Duo-Art piano had arrived providing the perfect occasion. Throughout the evening however, guests noticed Mr Phillips set drink glasses on the finish and struck matches on the expensive instrument. They may have thought he was off his rocker, but

Bakewell Pittsburgh Glass at the Met in New York

Pittsburgh Glass at the Met

zv7qrnb Sometimes it is incorrectly assumed that museums are filled only with very high-end items with very high price tags. Indeed, many of the items are in those categories. Especially in the decorative arts, museums also collect items to record the history of design and production. While the collection of glass from Pittsburgh at the

Cowan Clock Screen Shot

If Proportion Isn’t Right, So What?

Albert Sack once said about antiques: If the proportion isn’t right, nothing is. The American decorative art from 18th and 19th century, regardless of regional preferences and regional characters, has been well defined with a set of specific visual vocabulary, beyond which authenticity and originality would be cast in doubt. But often, Americana has its

Chicago Botanic

Hundreds Shrug Off Floods to Attend Botanic Garden Opener

The preview party at Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair is at the top of everyone’s list as far as antique-oriented events in the city. The significant flooding that occurred yesterday could however put a damper on anyone’s plans. “You might have assumed not many would show up,” says Melissa Sands who covered the

The Old Plantation, John Rose, Beaufort SC, 1785-1790

Art of the American South at Colonial Williamsburg

Presented by The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, curators say a new exhibit called Painters and Paintings in the Early American South is the first exhibition of its kind that explores the scope of this region of early American art while bringing new vitality, excitement and scholarship to the forefront. “Nothing like this has been done

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