Interior decorator and antiques dealer Keith Skeel considers the decorative objects that he owns his “friends.” But, sounding like a New Eng
Eernest Shackleton failed in his attempt to become the first man to reach the South Pole, but he was responsible for the first book being p
To the extent that pens can resemble cars, the Tibaldi for Bentley (www.tib
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
Hunting has supplanted golf as a means of cultivating social and business contacts, claims Richard Purdey.
The Biblioctopus Catalog can be as entertaining a read as some of the rare and antiquarian books that the Beverly Hills, Calif., shop sells.
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 formidable line of custom fly-fishing reels from Hatch Outdoors (www.hatchoutdoor
However striking a fazioli piano (www.fazioli.com) may appear, the instrument’s truly
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
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
Europe’s fascination with so-called primitive art reached its apogee during the first half of the 20th century, when artists such as Picas
In his Rancho Dominguez, Calif., office, Joe Gonzalez displays an exceedingly rare 1927 Packard that is one of only four surviving example
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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Steuben Glass is renowned for the clear, brilliant, and flawless lead crystal that its glassmakers shape into vases, stemware, and decorat
An intricately detailed model of an automobile or superyacht of your choice, crafted by British silversmith Gil Holt.
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A one-of-a-kind electric bass guitar from German luthier Jens Ritter.
A full-size, airworthy replica of Charles Lindbergh’s plane, Spirit of St. Louis.
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Bending and welding metal into a chair that is as compelling to look at as it is comfortable to sit on is a relatively straightforward pro