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    The Italian Line

    One of a pair of lounge chairs by Franco Albini, Cassina

    ​The grace and verve of postwar Italian design are causing it to find new favor with collectors and take its rightful place in the 20th-century canon. Continue reading

    Perfect Timing

    18th-century ormolu and Derby porcelain annular timepiece

    Starting in the late 18th century horologists and other artisans poured all their ingenuity and fantasy into extravagantly decorated mantel and desk clocks. Continue reading

    Silver Age

    Tiffany & Co., tomato server with Olympia pattern.

    In 19th- and early 20th-century America, new wealth and social competition spurred a sterling surge of artistry in tableware. Continue reading

    Furnishing the Nation

    Side chair, Philadelphia, 1810–20, mahogany with mahogany and rosewood veneers and
ebony inlay, brass, 33 1⁄4 x 19 x 23 1/8 inches.

    The Kaufman Collection of American antiques, now on view at the National Gallery, chronicles the evolution of taste, technique, and creativity in a young country. Continue reading

    The Lalique Mystique

    René Lalique, Illuminated Surtout de table, Oiseau de Feu (Firebird), R. Lalique et Cie., circa 1922, mold-pressed, acid-etched intaglio design, 42.2 cm.

    French designer-entrepreneur René Lalique was a wizard who could make glass do just about anything—and die-hard devotees of his works will do just about anything to get them. Continue reading

    One Piece at a Time

    Wendell Castle, oak sleigh chair with hard leather sling seat, 1963

    The craftsmen of the studio furniture movement have always been American originals, working independently of each other, following their own visions, making everything by hand. Continue reading