Florence Knoll Bassett is considered to be one of the most influential designers in America after World War II. She was taken under the wing by world-renowned designer Eliel Saarinen after he took notice of the young Florence’s interest in the buildings around her school campus. While working for Hans Knoll, they fell in love and married, and Florence became a partner in the company. Florence used to call her furniture designs as “meat and potatoes”, fillers among the pieces of such great designers as Bertoia, Saarinen and van der Rohe. But even with such big names, Florence’s furniture creations weren’t overshadowed. In fact, they are still admired and produced to this day.
A Dehua blanc de chine figure of Guanyin sold for a surprise £39,000 – some 130 times the […]
Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) are to be offered in […]
‘Lost’ episodes of TV series have become sought-after items, not least among Doctor Who fans. Of interest to […]
A very rare and inscribed example of CS Lewis’ first published work, a 1919 collection of verses previewed […]
A rare oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens created for an important commission in Antwerp has been discovered […]
This study (above) was one of 10 drawings by Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-98) consigned by an […]
The sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (plus 21% buyer’s premium) on January 29 – an event dominated […]
A total of 18 phones competed for a rare devotional painting offered by a New York institution at […]
A trio of tickets issued by one of the UK’s first passenger railways sold for £1050 at a […]
What seems to have been an overdue clear-out at Monmouth Trading Standards department led to half a dozen […]
Albert Namatjira was the most celebrated Indigenous Australian of his time because he was a founder and brain behind the modern Aboriginal Australian art. Albert Namatjira was prominent for his representation of the Australian bush. He grew up in a mission very far away from his family. During that time, he normally sneaked out from the precincts of the mission to survey the Australian bush. He was familiar with the western technique of painting. With this nurtured artistic aesthetics in him, he drew the panoramic beauty of the bush in his free time. Some of the works of this legend are now on display in a number of major galleries in Australia.
Following the fall of Louis-Philippe in the 1848 revolution, the French royal sculptor Henri Joseph Francois, Baron de […]
This early 18th century Louis XIV French table clock is part of a selection of 19 early European […]
On April 9 Christie’s will be holding a Pre-Columbian sale featuring the 90-lot collection formed by Felix and […]
Paris is a centre for auctions of Pre-Columbian art. On March 18 Copages is offering an Italian collection […]
The Hermannsburg Mission was established by Louis Harms on 12 October 1849. It’s an establishment acknowledged by the state church. It was the last and longest-running Mission controlled by the Lutheran Church in Australia. The missionaries on the ground were educated on how to speak the Arrente language to make sure what they taught were understood. The Hermannsburg Mission celebrated its 140th anniversary in the 500th year of the Lutheran Church in 2017, and it carries on with the custom of doing open-air bush camps with aboriginal pastors. The Hermannsburg mission still manages a mission seminary in Hermannsburg, where young theologians are normally equipped service in one of the ELM partner churches till today.
A small group of lots in a recent Edinburgh sale were once part of the library of the […]