Treadway Gallery is celebrating their successful June 3rd 20th Century Art & Design auction, which brought plenty of attention on Arts and Crafts lighting and interest in Art Nouveau pieces. According to Don Treadway of Treadway Gallery, the sell rate was “exceptional with about 95 percent sold” and while Tiffany lamps led the way, the interest in both American and European art pottery fared well with “Rookwood, Newcomb, Grueby, Teco and Marblehead leading the way.” As expected, Tiffany and Company lamps attracted high interest and sold well beyond the high estimate. A Tiffany Spider lamp, for example, sold for …
When it started raining two weeks ago, I glibly commented, “Rain is easier to handle than a drought.” Now I’m not so sure. Here in western North Carolina we just experienced an unusual double whammy: an Atlantic Ocean front that rolled in from the east was soon coupled with tropical storm Alberto steadily making its way up from Florida. The moisture from the Atlantic arrived first, saturating the ground and loosening the soil around tree roots. Having grown up above the deep loamy soil of the Midwest prairie, I had to learn that here in the mountains tree roots cannot …
Have you ever wondered about how one would go about properly putting on an auction? How about the importance of the appraisal process? Or even if you were ever curious about the pottery studio movement and the benefits of introducing pottery into your life? These series of seminars will be up your alley. The Appraisers Association of America and Skinner Auctions are holding a tour of Skinner gallery, a preview of their upcoming 20th Century Design Auction, and an afternoon seminar with VP and Director of 20th Century Design Jane Prentiss. The event will be on June 18th, 2018 …
June 14th - July 6th, 2018 - "Gorge Songs" Exhibit, Art Gym Denver, 1460 Leyden Street, Denver, CO. Click here to view the catalog
June 15th - 21st, 2018 - Tour: Travel Wright Vienna: The Succession. Wright Way Travel, wrightwaytravel.org
June 18th, 2018 - 1 week tour, "Houses and Gardens in the Borders and Lake District". Artsandcraftstours.com
June 18th, 2018 - 20th Century Design Seminar, Skinner Auctions, Skinner Gallery, Boston, MA. For more info: Skinnerinc.com
June 20th - 22nd, 2018 - Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction. 9:00 am EST. Morphy Auctions, Denver, PA. www.morphyauctions.com
June 21st, 2018 - 20th Century Design Auction. Skinner, Boston. www.Skinnerinc.com
June 22nd, 2018 - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust - Robie House Restoration Hard Hat Tour. flwright.org/hardhattours for more info.
June 23rd-24th, 2018 - Roycroft Summer 2018 Festival. Healthy Zone Ice Rink, East Aurora, NY. RALAweb.com
June 23rd-24th, 2018 - Roycroft Art & Antique Show, 10am - 5pm, 31 S. Grove St, East Eurora, NY. roycroftcampuscorporation.com
June 24th, 2018 - Art & Design Auction. 10 am CDT. Toomey & Company, Oak Park, IL. toomeyco.com
Whether it be a museum with an Arts & Crafts collection, a nearby Prairie School home, a bungalow neighborhood, an Arts & Crafts gallery or a Frederick Law Olmstead park, just being able to add an Arts & Crafts side trip to our journey would add to our enjoyment and our education.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how valuable is a video?
Here at ArtsandCraftsCollector.com we have been busy making brief, informative videos to educate and instruct viewers in a variety of aspects of Arts & Crafts collecting.
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We are currently in the process of collecting, organizing, identifying and displaying on this website as many Arts & Crafts shopmarks as possible. And like our Reference Library, we need your help. While we have documented the shopmarks of the major Arts & Crafts firms, we need for you to email us a photograph of any shopmarks you have from lesser known firms, along with a brief description of the piece.
As both a collector and a researcher, I have often wished there was one site where every book ever written on the Arts & Crafts movement was listed. Now that place exists. Together we can compile on this website a list of every book of interest to Arts & Crafts collectors. All you have to do is pull some of the books off your bookshelf (go for the less obvious ones – and check below for duplicate entries) and email me the title, author, publisher and most recent copyright date. I will sort them by category and list them here so that anytime you or anyone else wants to research anything relating to the Arts & Crafts movement, you will start your search here.
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