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Remembered By Friends: The Passing of Don Magner

Remembered By Friends: The Passing of Don Magner

Legendary Arts and Crafts antiques dealer Don Magner passed away in his Brooklyn home a few weeks ago. While his name may be unfamiliar to a new generation of collectors, Don Magner was the first antiques dealer in New York City to bring the work of Gustav Stickley, Charles Rohlfs and the Roycrofters to the attention of the press and the public. Drawing upon his own design and artistic experience, Don recognized the importance of the Arts and Crafts movement long before...

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$185Arts and Crafts Large Sterling Carnelian Brooch

Vintage sterling silver brooch in the Arts and Crafts style. Has a large brown cabochon in the center, probably a carnelian. Marked Sterling. Has a rollover clasp that holds tightly. Beautiful condition. Substantial weight and very nice quality.

Location: San Antonio, TX
Date made: Period
Dimensions: Measures 2" across and 2" tall.

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The Passing of a Legend

The Passing of a Legend

I cannot say that I accidentally wandered into Don Magner's Arts and Crafts antique shop in the SoHo district of Manhattan that fall day in 1987, for I had carried his Lafayette Street address in my wallet along with me from my home in North Carolina.

I was a neophyte, and Don Magner was a god. While he would never claim so himself, many believed Don Magner had initiated the Arts and Crafts revival in New York City. Unlike those who receive credit for the revival, Don was...

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Taliesin Preservation, Inc.877-588-7900

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's work of a lifetime. Tours of his home, studio and estate available May - October. The Taliesin Bookstore & Gift Shop and Riverview Terrace Cafe are also located within the Visitor Center to enhance your experience.

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At Humler & Nolan, A Collector's Paradise Awaits You

At Humler & Nolan, A Collector's Paradise Awaits You

During the 1980s, and maybe even earlier, rumors among Rookwood Pottery collectors and fans circulated about the Glover Collection and the man who amassed it. Many had heard of its existence but few had seen it. Talk abounded about the wonderful, exotic examples of Rookwood that were included in that rarified collection.

And in 1991, Cincinnati Art Galleries purchased the almost 2000 piece Glover Collection. Randy and Michele Sandler, owners of the enterprise, decided that...

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Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print

Dow, Arthur Wesley 'Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows' Woodblock Print
Arthur Wesley Dow, (American, 1857-1922), Flowering Orchard or Newbury Willows, color woodblock print, signed in block, framed, 4.25" x 7", $3,000-5,000, Provenance: David Judd, Grove Park Inn Conference, February 2010; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $4,687.50.
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