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Speakers Announced for 30th Anniversary A&C Conference!

Speakers Announced for 30th Anniversary A&C Conference!
Whenever we have been asked how it is that the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference has lasted 30 years ("longer," someone pointed out, "than the original Arts & Crafts movement"), the answer is simple: our focus has never wavered -- the education of the Arts & Crafts collector.

Whether it be the choice of seminar topics, small group discussions, workshops, special Great Hall displays, demonstrations, house tours, walking tours or the exhibitors in the...
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$225Arts & Crafts Period German Hand-painted Lidded Ceramic Box

Beautiful antique German ceramic box w/ nickel-plated hinged ceramic lid. Lovely Arts & Crafts Period hand-painted motif. Very fine condition.

Maker: Unknown
Location: San Antonio, Florida
Date made: Circa 1910-1915
Dimensions: 3" tall, 4-5/8" wide

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Little Journeys

One Foot in the Past

One Foot in the Past

 After close analysis, I am convinced that William Morris always kept one foot firmly planted in the Victorian style, just in case this new Arts and Crafts thing didn’t quite work out as he had hoped.

In a slightly different manner, I’m no different.

Thirty years ago, back in the Dark Ages when we still groaned over our long distance phone bills and relied on something called the Yellow Pages, the first thing I did to spread the word about an Arts and Crafts...
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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust312.994.4000

Your gateway to Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, Oak Park. Tours at five sites: Wright's Home and Studio, Unity Temple, Robie House, Bach House, and The Rookery and our Wright Plus Housewalk the Third Saturday in May.

209 LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL

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Collector's Guide

National A&C Conference Book Club Selections Announced!

National A&C Conference Book Club Selections Announced!

Arts and Crafts collectors are also Arts and Crafts readers -- which helps explain why we have such a wonderful array of periodicals, quarterlies, newsletters, web sites and books to choose from. Some provide us with information on what we collect; others give us a glimpse into what life was like during the Arts & Crafts era.

Each year at the National Arts & Crafts Conference, suggestions are solicited from attendees -- past and future -- as to what books...
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What's It Worth?

Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print

Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print
Arthur Wesley Dow, (American, 1857-1922), Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows, color woodblock print, signed in block, framed, 4.25" x 7", $3,000-5,000, Provenance: David Judd, Grove Park Inn Conference, February 2010; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $4,687.50.
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