Windsor Chairs: The Democratic Seat

Wherever the first Windsor chair came from, in the 18th-century American colonies it became known as the “democratic chair” of the independent American nation....

Trivets Are Hot Collectibles

Picture a romantic, snowy evening: fireside, burning logs, shining brass firedogs and a hot iron trivet on the hearth. But, you may ask, what,...

Lots of Variety at Washington Winter Show

Like other antiques shows (many of which have deemphasized the word “antiques”), the Washington Winter Show is no longer dominated by brown furniture and folk and fine art.

Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed

Southern foods and salt are like hand and glove. There are many salty foods specific to the mountainous South: country ham, sour beans and...

Weekend Round Up October 5, 2017

Opening night for the Smithsonian’s Craft2Wear Show is tonight, Thursday, Oct. 5, and it’s also time for the Waterford Fair and the Solar & Green Home Tour.

The Auction Block: Asia Week 2018

Here are several choice lots coming up during Asia Week auctions in New York on March 19 and 22-23.

Salesman Samples: Small Scale, High Value

Peddlers hold a special place in early American culture. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, when there were few stores around, the peddler, with...

Samplers: The Artwork of Children

In 18th- and 19th-century America, samplers were used as an educational tool for girls from all social backgrounds, but the function of the finished...

Montrose Park’s Memorial Sphere Vandalized

The sphere was installed in 1956 by the Georgetown Garden Club as a memorial to Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse, who lobbied Congress from 1904 to 1911 to buy the Montrose estate for a public park.

Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed

Southern foods and salt are like hand and glove. There are many salty foods specific to the mountainous South: country ham, sour beans and...