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Remembered By Friends: The Passing of Don Magner

Remembered By Friends: The Passing of Don Magner

Legendary Arts and Crafts antiques dealer Don Magner passed away in his Brooklyn home a few weeks ago. While his name may be unfamiliar to a new generation of collectors, Don Magner was the first antiques dealer in New York City to bring the work of Gustav Stickley, Charles Rohlfs and the Roycrofters to the attention of the press and the public. Drawing upon his own design and artistic experience, Don recognized the importance of the Arts and Crafts movement long before...

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$399Kalo Sterling Hand Wrought Brooch Cherries 109

A wonderfully crafted sterling silver brooch with leaves and cherries by the Chicago silver firm, Kalo. Marked Hand Wrought Sterling Kalo. and 109. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Beautiful condition.

Maker: Kalo
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: 1915
Dimensions: Measures approximately 1 3/4" across and 2" long.

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The Passing of a Legend

The Passing of a Legend

I cannot say that I accidentally wandered into Don Magner's Arts and Crafts antique shop in the SoHo district of Manhattan that fall day in 1987, for I had carried his Lafayette Street address in my wallet along with me from my home in North Carolina.

I was a neophyte, and Don Magner was a god. While he would never claim so himself, many believed Don Magner had initiated the Arts and Crafts revival in New York City. Unlike those who receive credit for the revival, Don was...

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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.

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900 Colorow Road
Golden, CO

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At Humler & Nolan, A Collector's Paradise Awaits You

At Humler & Nolan, A Collector's Paradise Awaits You

During the 1980s, and maybe even earlier, rumors among Rookwood Pottery collectors and fans circulated about the Glover Collection and the man who amassed it. Many had heard of its existence but few had seen it. Talk abounded about the wonderful, exotic examples of Rookwood that were included in that rarified collection.

And in 1991, Cincinnati Art Galleries purchased the almost 2000 piece Glover Collection. Randy and Michele Sandler, owners of the enterprise, decided that...

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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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