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Harvey Ellis Rediscovered

Harvey Ellis Rediscovered

Long out of print and unpredictably obtainable, even at premium prices and only from rare book dealers, Harvey Ellis: A Rediscovery is now readily available through RIT Press at an affordable price.

Harvey Ellis (1852-1904), arguably among the very best known and most widely respected names in the Arts and Crafts Movement, was an architect, artist and raconteur. Mission furniture enthusiasts readily associate him with Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, where...

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$185Arts and Crafts Large Sterling Carnelian Brooch

Vintage sterling silver brooch in the Arts and Crafts style. Has a large brown cabochon in the center, probably a carnelian. Marked Sterling. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. Beautiful condition. Substantial weight and very nice quality.

Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: Period
Dimensions: Measures 2" across and 2" tall.

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Little Journeys

Collector -- or Hoarder?

Collector -- or Hoarder?

A few weeks ago my youngest son Blake, who turned 23 on St. Patrick's Day and whose idea of "taking some time off" before going to medical school was to pick up a master's degree from Harvard (trust me, those aren’t my genes), came home for a long weekend. As he is always prone to do, he wandered out to my office, which is a second-floor, office-apartment I built atop our two-car garage several years ago.

He returned to the house in time for dinner...

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Modern Bungalow303-300-3332

The best of the contemporary Arts & Crafts movement. We're Colorado's exclusive gallery for dozens of artisans such as Hile Studio, Caledonia Studio, Door Pottery, Rookwood Tiles, Motawi & Porteous tiles, Persian Carpets, Donegal and Tiger Rugs.

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Collector's Guide

Bidding Paddles Up -- Wallets Out

Bidding Paddles Up -- Wallets Out

Our Calendar of Events has reminded us that the next few months are busier than ever for Arts and Crafts Collectors! Auctions, festival, exhibitions, tours, travel opportunities and shows are cropping up all over the world and they all have one thing in common -- you! The ever-ready, enthusiastic, faithful Arts and Crafts lover. Today, we're highlighting all of the wonderful auctions and shows where you can get your retail therapy fix. Please pay a visit to these wonderful...

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Mulholland Brothers Tea & Coffee Service #536

Mulholland Brothers Tea & Coffee Service #536 Mulholland Brothers, tea and coffee service, #536, Evanston, IL, hand-hammered sterling silver, stamped logos and numbers, rare and complete, tray: 24"w x 15.75"d x 1"h; coffee pot: 10.5"w x 4.25"d x 9.5"h, Provenance: Wilburn's Silver & Jewelry, Dania, Florida, February 1995; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $17,500.
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