The price of chocolate

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

From The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2012. | A pretty little porcelain cup and saucer, delicate and sweet. In nearly every historic house museum in the United States, a handsome antique tea or chocolate set ornaments a parlor tabletop. This ritual display speaks of polite society, hospitality, and good cheer. But at one historic site, Philipsburg Manor, a chocolate cup and …

Painters of the Hudson River school

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By FREDERICK A. SWEET; from The Magazine ANTIQUES, March 1945. Toward the end of the nineteenth century America’s art collectors were captivated by French taste and filled their gilt drawing rooms with salon figure pieces and bucolic scenes by members of the Barbizon school. Our own painters such as George Inness and Homer Martin, had to follow French trends, in order to …

Great Estates: Frederic Church’s Olana in Hudson, New York

Editorial Staff

Our upcoming June issue features a number of exhibitions and events that mark the 100th anniversary of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration (and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson voyage up the eponymous river). Among them is a new exhibition at Olana, the estate of landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church, Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Edwin Church’s Views from Olana, which was …