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A Walk Down Memory Lane

A Walk Down Memory Lane

The Pleasant Home Foundation, the City of Gary, Indiana, the Society for the Preservation of the Aquatorium & Octave Chanute’s Place in History, and preservation planner Christopher Meyers invite you to a “Walk and Talk” tour which will explore and interpret historic Marquette Park and the buildings designed for the park by George W. Maher & Son.

The Walk and Talk About George W. Maher & Son In Gary: The Lakefront Transformed will take...

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$975GPI dining room chair

An exact reproduction of the GPI dining room chair. Made from quartersawn white oak that is fumed to give that aged look. Thick black leather seat like the original. Finished with three coats of hand applied shellac and paste wax.

Maker: Art of the Craft
Location: Wilmington, NC
Date made: 2011
Dimensions: 41"H x 17"D x 17"W

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Little Journeys

Rewind: Manhattan 1913

Rewind:  Manhattan 1913

Its been one of those weeks, so I have reached into the archives and revived an earlier column for this week:

It was a steamy, sultry day in New York City, the kind of day when you want to slip into a cool, wood-paneled bar and sip a cold beer in a frosted glass with an old friend.

Instead, I found myself standing over a smelly subway grate at the corner of 7th Avenue and 29th Street, having just wrapped up a meeting and workshop session with several...

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Colorado Arts & Crafts Society720-497-7632

CACS is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and study of the Arts & Crafts Movement in CO. We promote this rich cultural heritage through annual events such as our Winter Symposium & Spring Show, Sale and Workshops.

c/o Boettcher Mansion
900 Colorow Road
Golden, CO

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Collector's Guide

20th Century Art & Design at Treadway Toomey

20th Century Art & Design at Treadway Toomey Treadway Toomey Auctions is pleased to present their June 4th auction of 20th Century Art & Design, with a selection of over 800 prominent fine and decorative artworks including furniture, paintings, pottery, sculpture and lighting. The sale and preview will be held at John Toomey Gallery located at 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois. Lots include a well-rounded selection of American Art Pottery including, Fulper, Marblehead, Saturday Evening Girls and many Rookwood...
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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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