New light: More squares from Mrs. Miner’s carpet

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts, Magazine

Discoveries come in such unexpected ways. You can search for years for a missing piece of your puzzle without success. And then, sometimes, it falls in your lap! That is what happened last year when my friend Tom Jewett, of Jewett-Berdan Antiques, posted pictures of his Christmas decorations on Facebook. Deer panel from carpet worked by Eliza Campbell Miner, 1836–1844. …

Carpet cleaning and restoration

Editorial Staff

More than a century ago, in 1884, S. Kent Costikyan left his native Turkey for the United States. In Con­stantinople (now Istanbul) his father had developed a rapport with the missionaries stationed there and he decided to send his son to Colgate Academy (now Colgate University) in Hamilton, New York, to pursue theological studies. The Costikyan family was in the …