The Merchant’s House in New York City is a federal, state, and city landmark that dates from 1832 and contains an excellent collection of fine and decorative art. ANTIQUES spoke with Margaret Halsey Gardiner, who’s been its director for nearly thirty years.
A strikingly original new hotel in Scotland marries contemporary art and traditional furnishings
Today, the World Monuments Fund announced the completion of four years’ conservation work on two gardens in Agra, India.
In 1933 Florida Governor David Sholtz wrote that the states various exhibits at Chicago’s Century of Progress exposition were “but the ‘Show Rooms of the state,'” adding, we further invite you to visit the ‘Play Ground of the Nation.'” The Florida Tropical House, constructed for the Home and Industrial Arts Group section of the exposition and built alongside ten other homes on the shores of Lake Michigan, was one such showroom.
A pair of reverse-painting-on-glass miniatures offers new insights into the work of early American portrait artist Benjamin Greenleaf
William J. Hill, fondly known to friends and acquaintances alike as Bill, was a sixth-generation Texan and a native of Houston. His city is culturally richer for his lifelong contributions to many institutions, including the Children’s Museum, the Harris County Heritage Society, Project Row Houses, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Upholstery for an early easy chair
We dropped by this year’s Connecticut Spring Antiques Show in Hartford, presented by the Haddam Historical Society.
Taking Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman Jr.’s The Decoration of Houses as his starting point, in his new book the master decorator displays the many improvisations he has rung from historic models and classical principles
A look at the evolution of the decorative arts collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as it provides the loan exhibition for the 2018 edition of the Winter Antiques Show.