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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

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

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