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Buy Now, Thanks Us Later. Get excited, folks! Tickets are now available for the 41st annual Wright Plus Housewalk on May 16, 2015 in Oak Park and Riverside, Illinois. Among the residences new to the Housewalk in 2015 are two houses on Wright’s Avery Coonley Estate, as well as Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home.   The following private residences are part of the Wright Plus Housewalk lineup in 2015:   The Avery Coonley Residence (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908) – The spectacular,...
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$1200Limbert library table #1129

Limbert library table with large single drawer and original copper hardware. Original finish to base with enhanced finish to top. Signed with brand mark inside drawer.

Maker: Charles Limbert
Location: Wilmington, NC
Date made: 1910
Dimensions: 48" W x 28" D x 29" H

Limbert library table #1129 Featured from the Marketplace

Little Journeys

Even the Wall Street Journal ! ! !

Even the Wall Street Journal ! ! !

I grew up in Illinois, taught school in Iowa, and moved to Durham, North Carolina, all before 1986, the year I made my first little journey to Asheville. Two years later I was organizing the first of 28 Arts and Crafts Conferences at the Grove Park Inn and starting my first book on the iconic 1913 Arts and Crafts resort hotel.

The rest, as they say, is now history.

And it was Arts and Crafts that first drew me to Asheville, after a local antiques dealer called...

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Susan Hebert Imports -- Sinks503-248-1111

Cobre Copper makes a variety of hand-crafted copper sinks - all made from reclaimed copper. Each sink is made from a single piece of copper - so perfect they look like they've been made in a mold!

2018 N.W. Irving Street
Portland, OR

Susan Hebert Imports -- Sinks Featured from the Business Listings

Collector's Guide

Joseph P. McHugh: Mission Accomplished

Joseph P. McHugh: Mission Accomplished

From the desk of Dave Stubblefield and Vivian Yess Wadlin

As the Cardiff Giant* laid "in state" at the New York Building of the Pan American Exposition, another death was taking place in the less controversial world of furniture design. It was 1901, Buffalo, NY.

The Victorian design aesthetic was fussy, crowded, frequently beyond useless, and had lasted much too long. That was the opinion of the Arts and Crafts enthusiasts from all corners of the...

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Heintz Humidor #2047

Heintz Humidor #2047 Heintz humidor, sterling on bronze, original green patina, applied monogram and stylized foliate design, impressed mark, #2047, marked Cross London, 5.5"w x 7.25"h. Estimate $400 - $600 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $854
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Shopmark of the Week

Heal & Son (Heal's) This may seem like an easy one given that the name is prominently displayed in the shopmark itself but we're doing it differently this week. Do you know where this company was in operation and what they made?
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