Sam Maloof was described as the most celebrated contemporary furniture craftsman in America. He combined the art of design with the necessity of comfort. He developed style hallmarks such as organic forms, articulated joinery, and a commitment to clean and swooping lines. The rocking chair first made in 1958 was Maloof’s most famous piece of work. Maloof recreated a traditional American design by discovering the intrinsic setback of the rocking chair form and modified it. Quite a lot of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States are the enthusiasts of Maloof rockers. Maloof’s work can be found in various museums, institutes and the White House.
Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978) was already an established etcher when his captivating canvases of society women catapulted him to […]
The owner of an 18th century double-manual harpsichord, the only one of its type known to exist, has […]
A trademark nocturnal scene by Victorian painter John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93) got away on low estimate for £80,000 […]
Watercolours by artist Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) are to be offered at Dawson’s Auctioneers of Maidenhead from the collection […]
Dr Wall was a physician, entrepreneur, interested in a wide variety of subjects, active and energetic, as well as philanthropic. Throughout his busy life, he turned to art for relaxation. He was self-taught and his work achieved a sufficiently high standard. His quest for the perfect porcelain came at the right time when tea consumption had risen four-fold in the society of that time. With Lund’s secret ingredient, they gained a huge commercial advantage over their competitors. Dr Wall continued his interest and involvement in the porcelain works from the inception of the factory until his death. He was a man of his century.
For over a century, a monumental 8ft (2.44m) high Meiji cloisonné vase provided the focal point to one […]
Serendipity had it that two important, but scantily catalogued, lots of European glass emerged for sale in the […]
Adam Smith’s own copy bearing his simple bookplate makes £750,000 in London auction. Extracted from Learn Antiques Gazette […]
A 1627, Ulm first of Johannes Kepler’s ‘Tabulae Rudolphinae…’, an important astronomical work named in honour of the […]
Norfolk auction house Keys has marked the end of its 65th year in business by gaining independence from […]
Earlier material in the last Comic Book Auctions (16% buyer’s premium) sale of the old year, which ended […]
Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-98) was the toast of London during the latest Victorian art sales held in the […]
‘A Book of Songs and Poems from the Old Testament and the Apocrypha’, the Ashendene Press book of […]
As the Barbara Holliday collection of Mod Brit art goes under the hammer on January 15 at Sworders, […]
Illustrations offered as part of an online Sotheby’s (25/20/12.9% buyer’s premium) sale held in early December included a […]
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a renowned designer and architect whose works included glassware, textiles, furniture, paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The furniture designs of Hugo were well thought-out Scandinavian Modern. His first design of architecture was built while he was still a student. Aalto relocated to a few places, at the same time, built a number of houses. While Aalto was prominent for his architecture, his furniture designs were exceptional and are still the rage these days. He also won many awards and honours in recognition of his contribution to the development of Finland. His wife carries on with the activities of the business till date.
Suave and sophisticated are the terms that come to mind when referring to the late, great and saintly […]