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Twin Cities Arts & Crafts With A Twist

Twin Cities Arts & Crafts With A Twist

The 15th Annual Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show and Sale has a new name and a new look. The newly named Twin Cities 20th Century Art and Design Show "From Mission to Modern" is still the largest event in the Midwest showcasing mission furniture and accessories of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (1890 - 1920). But the twist this year? The show will also include other 20th Century movements including Art Moderne, Art Deco and Mid Century.

The show is...

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The Marketplace

$4.75Twelve New Brass Door Knob Set Screws

These are the screws that seem to be always missing - and these slotted head 1/4" set screws will fit your antique doorknobs. No re-tapping needed, they are sized perfectly to fit the antique doorknob spindle thread. Shipping is free!


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Little Journeys

Father and Son Auction Experience

Father and Son Auction Experience

Writing recently about the history of the Grove Park Inn – Roycroft chair brought back memories of my early years in Asheville, chasing down any of the 400 elusive chairs.

Back in 1989, after a few months on the Asheville scene, I had established my formula: buy the chairs in any condition for $300, restore them back to a Roycroft color and finish, replace any recent cloth upholstery with dyed sole leather, and then sell them to a Roycroft collector for $900.


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Bungalow Bob's Pet Designs800-432-6029

Pampering your pet is easy with Bungalow Bob's Pet Designs' comprehensive line of finely crafted Mission Pet Furniture. Using authentic materials, joinery methods, and hand-finishing processes, our designs embrace the true spirit of the A&C movement

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Collector's Guide

A St. Paul Treasure

A St. Paul Treasure

We've highlighted the 15th Annual Twin Cities 20th Century Design Show and Sale in this week's In The News article and we also wanted to bring another special Twin Cities event to your attention, which is taking place the very next weekend!

Since it began in 1972, the Summit Hill House Tour has been a hit for Twin Cities’ folks and those far beyond the metro area. In fact, it is one of the most popular historic house tours in the nation. This biennial event (every...

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What's It Worth?

Stickley Brothers Chest

Stickley Brothers Chest Stickley Brothers chest of drawers, two half drawers over four graduated full drawers with original knobs above an arched toe board, refinished, unsigned, numbered, 37"w x 21.5"d x 46.5"h, very good condition. Estimate $900 - $1,200 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $1,708
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Shopmark of the Week

Heal & Son (Heal's) This may seem like an easy one given that the name is prominently displayed in the shopmark itself but we're doing it differently this week. Do you know where this company was in operation and what they made?
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