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Museum of the American A&C Movement Director Appointed

Museum of the American A&C Movement Director Appointed

The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM) has announced that Kevin W. Tucker has been named the first director of the Museum, to be located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tucker assumes his role with the MAACM on August 17, 2015.

The Museum, scheduled for completion in 2017, will be the home of the collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation, a private, non-profit educational institution in Palm Harbor, Florida, formed to promote an understanding of the...

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The Marketplace

$1250Keyhole Trestle Coffee Table

This trestle coffee table breaks down into three parts that assemble effortlessly with two holding pegs. In quarter sawn oak with beechnut brown finish.

Maker: Peter Maynard
Location: Showroom in Bellows Falls, Vt.
Dimensions: 42"l x 21"d x 17"h.

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Little Journeys

"It's Got Two Shopmarks !"

"It's Got Two Shopmarks !"

When I first moved to North Carolina in 1985, I mailed a postcard to more than a hundred antiques shops in our four-state area, showing a flat-arm L. & J.G. Stickley Morris chair and letting them know I was a serious collector of Arts and Crafts furniture.

One of them turned out to be Crazy Eddie, an antiques dealer who had this amazing network of pickers bringing him the widest assortment of antiques I had ever seen. Once he realized the popularity of Arts and...

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FMG DESIGN - Frank M. Glapa773.761.2957

Master Roycroft Artisan, create original and custom designs in hammered copper, brass, silver & wood. Work in the A&C and Craftsman styles, inspired by works of C.R. Mackintosh, Greene & Greene and The Roycroft Art Metal Shop for 21st Century living.

2601 W Farwell Ave
Chicago, IL

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Collector's Guide

"Am I Covered?"

"Am I Covered?"

No one likes to think about experiencing a fire, earthquake, theft or even an accidental breakage, but unless you know the limitations of your insurance policy, your loss may be compounded by the discovery that your insurance company won't provide you with any compensation. Here, then, are a few questions you need to know the answers to:

Q. - In regards to my antiques, what does my standard Homeowner's Policy cover?

A. - In the event of a catastrophic...

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Petterson Studio Casters

Petterson Studio Casters The Petterson Studio, casters, Chicago, IL, hand-hammered sterling silver, stamped logo, 1.75"w x 4"h, Provenance: Rosalie Berberian, ARK Antiques; The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof, Croton Falls, NY. Estimate $100 - $200 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, December 6th, 2014) Sold for $305.
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