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Harvey Ellis Rediscovered

Harvey Ellis Rediscovered

Long out of print and unpredictably obtainable, even at premium prices and only from rare book dealers, Harvey Ellis: A Rediscovery is now readily available through RIT Press at an affordable price.

Harvey Ellis (1852-1904), arguably among the very best known and most widely respected names in the Arts and Crafts Movement, was an architect, artist and raconteur. Mission furniture enthusiasts readily associate him with Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, where...

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$375Kalo Sterling Hand Wrought Brooch 107

n Arts and Crafts sterling silver brooch by the Chicago silver firm, Kalo. Has a rollover safety clasp that holds tightly. Beautiful condition. Nice dark patina.

Maker: Kalo
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: Circa 1910
Dimensions: Measures approximately 1 1/4" high and 2" long.

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Little Journeys

Collector -- or Hoarder?

Collector -- or Hoarder?

A few weeks ago my youngest son Blake, who turned 23 on St. Patrick's Day and whose idea of "taking some time off" before going to medical school was to pick up a master's degree from Harvard (trust me, those aren’t my genes), came home for a long weekend. As he is always prone to do, he wandered out to my office, which is a second-floor, office-apartment I built atop our two-car garage several years ago.

He returned to the house in time for dinner...

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Voorhees Craftsman628-298-0142

Working with buyers building major collections of select examples or guiding entry level buyers, Voorhees Craftsman, a trusted name known nationally since 1985. Large inventory of originals & our line of the finest Craftsman replicas.

1415 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA

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Collector's Guide

Bidding Paddles Up -- Wallets Out

Bidding Paddles Up -- Wallets Out

Our Calendar of Events has reminded us that the next few months are busier than ever for Arts and Crafts Collectors! Auctions, festival, exhibitions, tours, travel opportunities and shows are cropping up all over the world and they all have one thing in common -- you! The ever-ready, enthusiastic, faithful Arts and Crafts lover. Today, we're highlighting all of the wonderful auctions and shows where you can get your retail therapy fix. Please pay a visit to these wonderful...

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What's It Worth?

Mulholland Brothers Tea & Coffee Service #536

Mulholland Brothers Tea & Coffee Service #536 Mulholland Brothers, tea and coffee service, #536, Evanston, IL, hand-hammered sterling silver, stamped logos and numbers, rare and complete, tray: 24"w x 15.75"d x 1"h; coffee pot: 10.5"w x 4.25"d x 9.5"h, Provenance: Wilburn's Silver & Jewelry, Dania, Florida, February 1995; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $17,500.
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