When Judy Kensley Mckie sees a duck on a pond, she does not think, “Oh, how cute,” or “Look at it swim,” or even “That would taste delicious
Interior decorator and antiques dealer Keith Skeel considers the decorative objects that he owns his “friends.” But, sounding like a New Eng
When the subject of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) comes up, most of us think of paintings of oversize cartoons—such as Drownin
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books that the Beverly Hills, Calif., shop sells.
However striking a fazioli piano (www.fazioli.com) may appear, the instrument’s truly
An unfinished poker table made of mahogany, ebony, maple, and satinwood sits in the center of Mark Lackley’s workshop in the Vermont villa
The formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors (www.hatchoutdoor
William Secord can tell immediately whether a person likes dogs by how he or she reacts to the notion of dog paintings.
‘‘If popularity were a true measure of worth,” a reporter for the New York Daily News wrote just prior to a 2005 auction featuring
In 1682, Louis XIV—wishing to lock his fractious nobles in a golden cage where he could keep an eye on them—established the French center of
The item pictured here—a miniature model of a 19th-century brush-making machine that could produce tools as small as paintbrushes and as lar
Europe’s fascination with so-called primitive art reached its apogee during the first half of the 20th century, when artists such as Picas
Steuben Glass is renowned for the clear, brilliant, and flawless lead crystal that its glassmakers shape into vases, stemware, and decorat
If you can pick up the Super Bowl XL Opus, you might be able to secure a spot on one of the teams playing in the February 4
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An intricately detailed model of an automobile or superyacht of your choice, crafted by British silversmith Gil Holt.
“Frames are really the Cinderellas of the art world,” says Deborah Davis, author of the forthcoming book The Secret Lives of Frames: O
A one-of-a-kind electric bass guitar from German luthier Jens Ritter.
While it may be true that teenage girls are prone to overdramatizing their lives, England’s Princess Elizabeth had good reason to fret during
“The blacker the better,” Eric Streiner says as he lifts a heavily tarnished Tiffany & Co.
At some point after his retirement from baseball, Joe DiMaggio made it a stipulation that he always be introduced at public appearances as t
Tom Wegener’s preference for longboards—a type of surfboard that measures at least 9 feet and can reach 16 feet—ultimately stems from his imp
The craftspeople at Cote France know how to keep a secret.
Most artists start small and move on to bigger things, but few have followed that career path as literally as Albert Paley has.