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by Kate Nixon During the first week of August, the Arts & Crafts In August online conference will have both live and recorded Zoom Small Group Discussion sessions covering a variety of special interest topics for collectors, makers and researchers. As part of the commitment to serve a growing community of collectors with educational resources, all paid registrants get access to links to live discussion sessions led by professionals, authors, and artisans from all over the country. While a number of Arts & Crafts In August sessions will cover demonstrations for those who want to create their own works …
For years, I only knew her as the initials “J.E.B.” Hand-written in tiny script, always neatly, I would find them tucked away at the end of notes she had written me, starting as early as 1914, having no idea who I might be. “This is our first ad in House Beautiful,” she wrote in her scrapbook, carefully dating it September of 1914. On the inside back cover of the first Biltmore Industries Arts and Crafts catalog, she made sure I knew what it was: “First catalogues after Mr. Seely bought Industries. Started using them December 29, 1917. …
by Kate Nixon Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts Wednesday, June 8, 2022 A table lamp with a Charles P. Limbert Co., shade attributed to Forest Emerson Mann sold for $16,250.00 in the June 8th auction. Amidst a variety of furniture, ceramics, prints and other Arts and Crafts treasures, a number of lamps and light fixtures were among the highlights during the Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction by Toomey & Co earlier this month. Notably, a Charles Limbert table lamp with a shade attributed to Forest Emerson Mann was purchased for $16,250, nearly three times …
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.See Traveler’s Guide
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.See How-To Videos
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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