Living with antiques: A California family gathers its history in a coast-to-coast collection of Americana

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2013 | You might say that this story begins with a canary-yellow jug. As sunny as a Southern California day, the stout Staffordshire pottery vessel printed with black verse occupies the bottom shelf of an eighteenth-century Massachusetts desk-and-bookcase. A small part of a sprawling collection, the jug is a vivid reminder of a man whose presence lingers …

Finding beauty, creating harmony: The art of William F. Jackson

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November 2009 | William Franklin Jackson was an artist who spent most of his career in an out-of-the-way city that was more concerned with politics and economic development than art. Sacramento, California, was little more than a frontier outpost when he arrived in 1863, although it was already the capital city of a state with almost unlimited potential for growth. …

Seeing green at historic garden estates

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Although it may already seem like summer—with record-breaking temperatures in some areas this week—spring has actually just arrived, and with it, the chance to explore some of the country’s finest historic estates and gardens. Here The Magazine ANTIQUES has selected a few favorites, with the slideshow below offering a taste of some “green design.” The Fells, Newbury, New Hampshire The …