News about Table Accessories
Thomas Webb: a cameo appearance
NEW YORK – While ancient Romans first developed the art of cameo glass, it was firms like Thomas Webb & Sons in the 19th century that raised this form to new heights, creating ornately carved and decorated vases, bowls and perfume bottles.
Netherlands museum acquires Sottsass cabinet, plans retrospective
AMSTERDAM – The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has acquired an important item by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007), one of the most influential designers of the second half of the 20th century. The work is Cabinet no. 70 (2006), a monumental piece of furniture that is a combined cabinet, table and dresser.
Kovels – Antiques & Collecting: Week of Dec. 19, 2011
Santa Claus has changed in appearance throughout the centuries. He is now a mixture of the Dutch, German, Scandinavian, British and American characters that have represented Christmas. The earliest Santa-like figure was Saint Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century Greek bishop. He was pictured as a thin bishop in religious clothing. The bearded Norse god Odin […]
Fine furniture from Phila. estate leads lineup at Kamelot, Feb. 20
PHILADELPHIA – Exceptional consignments are ready to be showcased at Kamelot Auctions’ first major sale of 2010, featuring more than 650 lots. On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Philadelphia auction house will present an important offering of furniture that includes Mid-century Modern, Art Deco, Jansen, French and English designs. Bidders may choose from upholstered settees, chairs, […]