by Kate Nixon The Los Angeles Police Department is still on the lookout for stolen items designed by Frank Lloyd Wright — and they now need the public’s help. The LAPD is currently searching for four items of original furniture from the Samuel Freeman House in Hollywood, California as reported last month by the Los Angeles Times. Photos were released last Tuesday, March 12th of the four items of furniture missing from a locked room within a storage facility, owned by the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. The items were removed from the Freeman House and placed …
by Bruce Johnson After last week’s lament about the challenge of marketing and selling a self-published book, the obvious question arose: why bother to write a book only a handful of people will read? Trust me, I ponder that question daily. Especially when there are so many other projects awaiting my time and energy, all of which hold more promise of ever showing a profit. A profit. (“Ay, there’s the rub,” chuckled Hamlet at him from the wings.) As I mentioned last week, writing, whether it involves books, columns, articles, catalogues, or websites, has …
by Kate Nixon Furniture by Arts and Crafts icon Gustav Stickley sold well at last weekend’s AcStickley Arts & Crafts Auction, put on by California Historical Design and Gus Bostrom. In addition to Gustav Stickley and Newcomb College, the Alameda, California auction featured items from Limbert, Mathews Furniture Shop, Bernard Maybeck, Roycroft, the Stickley Brothers, Fulper Pottery and more. Among the highlights of the auction included an early Dirk Van Erp Hammered Copper & Mica Lamp selling for $20,000 – a meaningful purchase considering the local California heritage of the Dirk Van Erp legacy. The furniture of Gustav Stickley …
March 9th -10th – 20th Annual Los Angeles Pottery Show, Glendale, CA. https://thelapotteryshow.com/
March 10th – Art & Design Auction, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers, Oak Park, IL. https://toomeyco.com/
March 15th – Private Collection of Arts & Crafts Auction, Stanton’s Auctioneers, Barry County Fairgrounds, Hastings, MI. See website for more details: www.stantons-auctions.com
March 16th – AcStickley Arts & Crafts Auction, 11:00 AM PST. California Historical Design, Alameda, CA. https://www.acstickley.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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