Kentucky Material Culture Index

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There’s a great website for identifying Kentucky antiques and decorative arts, the Kentucky Online Arts Resource (KOAR). Here’s the introductory paragraph straight from the site’s index page: “Welcome to the Kentucky Online Arts Resource (KOAR), a project of The Speed Art Museum. Launched in April 2006, KOAR provides access to over 800 images of Kentucky’s… Read more »

Pottery Makers Index

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If you are a student of art pottery or just have a pot marked by a maker that you’d like to identify, there’s a great website that might be invaluable, Studio Pottery. There you will discover a terrific Index of Potters and everything else there is to know about the world of art pottery, 7300… Read more »

Modernist Furniture

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Retro, Euro, deco, moderne: words that peak your interest? Ah-huh, thought so. There’s a blog dedicated to presenting visual feasts and in-depth information on all things mid-20th century that will tickle your fancy. Check out Stephen Cole’s excellent blog. He’s put together a stunning visual potpourri of beautiful imagery wrapped in an array of go-to… Read more »

Herman Miller Furniture

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Herman Miller, Inc., based in Zeeland, Michigan is a long-time American manufacturer of moderne furniture for the office and home. Miller office chairs are legendary collectibles. Not only are they sculpted splendors for the eye, but one’s derrière is just as pleased with the engineering as the eye is with its aesthetics. If you’re about… Read more »

Eames Chairs

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Eames Furniture: RE article: “Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88) gave shape to America’s twentieth century. Their lives and work represented the nation’s defining social movements: the West Coast’s coming-of-age, the economy’s shift from making goods to the producing information, and the global expansion of American culture. The Eameses embraced the era’s visionary concept… Read more »

Art Marketeer Asher Edelman: The Devil Swears Bravado

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Quarterly Market Report January 2010: Art shark Asher Edelman: What is he? An opportunistic void filler, ruthless provocateur, omniscient genius, reckless buccaneer, …. or a brilliant businessman hacking a path through the dismal swamp of the art market?  This story could be spun into a Hollywood movie, or has it already? Read an excellent article… Read more »

American Silver Marks, British Hallmarks, & other Maker’s Marks

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Got silver? Want to know what all of those little letters and odd symbols punched into the bottom or inside or somewhere else on your object mean? Well there is a great informational site that just might help. Check out www.925-1000.com. You’ll probably find what you’re looking for here under the categories American Marks, World… Read more »

The Collectors Weekly: Information Source Extraordinaire

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Take a few minutes to discover this informational site, The Collectors Weekly. It’s a general informational source for all things collected and it’s also very crisply filters what’s selling on eBay into about 70 different categories. Their About Us introduction: “Welcome to The Collectors Weekly, a resource for collectors and people who love antiques and… Read more »

Lecture @ The Salmagundi Club: A Survey of Philadelphia Chairs 1700 to 1800

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Freeman’s Lecture Series. The Philadelphia Style: A Survey of Philadelphia Chairs from 1700 to 1800 using examples of high and low styles and including an analysis of auction prices achieved in the past several years. Presented by Lynda Cain, Vice-President & Specialist at Freeman’s Auctions. Scheduled for Monday 1 FEB 2010. Lecture at 1800hrs, Reception… Read more »