Mathewes Speaks at Cultural Leadership Breakfast

A milestone in Melanie Mathewes's effort to expand the audience for the National Sporting Library & Museum is the exhibition “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” which opened Sept. 9 and runs through Jan. 14.

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...

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...

This Week: New York’s Winter Antiques Show

The loan exhibition from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a treasure chest, but so are the booths of the 70 exhibitors, all of which showcase objects of museum quality.

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...

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.

Match Safes: Hot Items for Collectors

From around the 1830s through the 1920s, almost everyone carried the newfangled “strike anywhere” matches to light lanterns, stoves and candles. Proceeded by old-fashioned...

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...

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

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.