All nine of the Fabergé imperial Easter eggs from the Forbes Collection have ended up in one basket—in Russia, from whence they originated
Roger Schrenk, an antiques dealer in Alexandria, Va., has created the Interactive Database of Decorative Arts, which offers buyers and deal
Functional art is hardly a new concept.
Gallery is a term usually used in association with the fine arts of painting, photography, and sculpture.
“In America, spas are goal-oriented—you go to lose weight or detoxify,” explains Umberto Angeloni, worldwide chairman of the Brioni clothing
Although he became a legend for his amorous proclivities, Casanova was also a renowned adventurer and writer who authored epic memoirs depic
The fountain pen and the stick shift are two 20th-century inventions that hold their appeal for purists.
With the Beam Sensor ($100) from Colibri (401.943.
During a recent birding festival in Cape May, N.J., the most popular sighting could not be identified in a book of ornithology.
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Montblanc (800.995.4810, www.montblanc.com) has introduced a new collection of platinum
Early paintings by Picasso and his contemporaries demonstrate just how strong the aesthetic influence of primitivism was on 20th-century E
When every display space in the house is occupied by artworks, Brigitte Micmacker, co-owner of A New Leaf Gallery in Berkeley, Calif., offers
Earlier this summer, Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn sent an e-mail to the Accompagnement, Conseils link he found at
It has been 20 years since 11 unknown architects (Michael Graves and Aldo Rossi among them) introduced elegant silver tea and coffee sets
Andy Warhol may have had a taste for Campbell’s soup, but his legacy lends itself to a heightened culinary experience at De la Tierra restaur
Sometimes the marks of quality are obvious: the radiance of a diamond or the sheen of a mink coat.
Kari Nieminen’s first name reflects his Viking ancestry, but the 43-year-old Finn rose to prominence through his mastery of an ax very dif
Baths usually are not newsworthy events, but the announcement last fall that Michelangelo’s David would have its first in 130 years made head
Collectors of Montblanc (800.995.4810) limited edition Patron of the Arts 4810 fountain pens have a chance to acquire the ones that got away.
The moderately sized, Art Deco–inspired Loiminchay Opus represents a departure from the pen maker’s previous collections of extra-large pens
The latest limited edition fountain pen from Marlen, a 21-year-old Italian company renowned for the smooth operation of its writing instrumen
Contrary to popular opinion that has undoubtedly been perpetuated by Britain’s climate, the English did not invent the umbrella.
One of Italy’s oldest and most respected pen companies pays homage to Venice with the $850 limited edition Omas Emozioni di Carnevale (the em
During the Renaissance, in an age before the advent of the museum, Europe’s learned noblemen competed to amass the rarest and most provocativ
Since 1974, Gerard Widdershoven has guided New Yorkers in their pursuit of Art Deco delights. He helped form the Walter Chrysler Jr.
The company reputed to have made the first croquet set continues to make the best sets.
James Roundell gained more than expertise in Impressionist and modern paintings during his 22 years at the London office of Christie’s.