by Kate Nixon Our fall event previews continue with not one, but two events happening this weekend – One an exciting and rare auction featuring a wide array of Arts & Crafts items through leading U.S. Auction house Rago Arts and the other a 2-day yearly show featuring the best of both antique and contemporary furniture and accessories from the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Lot #3 – Serpent” vase from France, Amber glass Molded R. LALIQUE, measures 9 3/4″h x 9 1/2″w Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000 We first turn our attention to Rago’s Early 20th Century Design Auction on …
From the desk of Vonda Givens, Executive Director of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms… In the fall the museum’s annual Craftsman Gala, on Saturday, October 13, at the Mountain Lakes Club in Mountain Lakes, NJ (visit StickleyMuseum.org for tickets and information) will pay tribute to Robert A. Ellison Jr. In preparation for this evening, I asked Bob for an interview and sent him written questions, encouraging him to answer the ones that interested him most. Instead of doing that, he wrote an essay. I had read Bob’s interview with The New York Times and to avoid insulting him, I …
by Kate Nixon A sizable collection of Lalique Glass is up for auction this month – and you could be the winning bidder of one of the lots! In addition to the impressive Reese Collection of Lalique Glass, the works of George Ohr, Rookwood Pottery, Tiffany Studios, and Stickley furniture will be up for bid in Rago Arts’ Early 20th Century Design Auction, happening Saturday, September 22nd. David Rago, Partner and Co-Director 20th-21st C. Design Dept describes the exciting and rare range of the lots up for bid that include glass to pottery to lighting to prints. “Our Saturday session opens …
September 15th, 2018 - Craftsman Farms: Fall Family Day. www.Stickleymuseum.org
September 16th, 2018 - Art & Design Auction. 10am CDT. Toomey & Company, Oak Park, IL. toomeyco.com
September 20th, 2018 - Art & Culture's 20th Annual Arts & Crafts Conference, National Arts Club, New York City, NY. For more info, www.artinitiatives.com
September 21st - November 25th, 2018 - Roycroft Exhibit: Keith Wiesinger & JuliaRose Triebes. www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com
Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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