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2015 Conference One for the Record Books

2015 Conference One for the Record Books

Before we head out on some much needed vacation time we thought we'd share a recap of the 28th National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn. What could've been a snowy, icy mess turned into one of the most successful shows to date -- barring a couple frozen water pipes.

Amy Brandenburg, one of our newest exhibitors in the Contemporary Craftsfirms show had this to say, "The Arts & Crafts Conference was such a terrific event in a fantastic location....

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$125Arts and Crafts Acid Etched Brooch Beetle Scarab

An Arts and Crafts hand made acid etched brooch in German Silver or Pewter. Resembles a beetle or scarab.Has a 'C' clasp that holds well. Interesting design.

Maker: Unknown
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date made: Ca. 1910
Dimensions: Measures 2 1/4" across and 2 3/4" tall.

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Little Journeys

We Beat The Odds

We Beat The Odds

Over the course of the previous 27 National Arts and Crafts Conferences at the Grove Park Inn, we have experienced a wide range of temperatures, most of them hovering between forty and sixty degrees. That’s pretty typical for Asheville during the third week of February, as we generally are beginning to see the tips of our jonquils about conference time.

Last year, in fact, we set a record: 72 degrees.

"Proof," I announced from the...

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Griffin Architects, PA(828) 274-5979

We have always placed the importance of interiors as a cornerstone of our practice. We feel Architecture and Interior Design should be fully integrated and seamless. Our association with Fireside Antiques &Interiors provides us with unique resources

One Village Lane
Suite One
Asheville, NC

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Collector's Guide

Buying At Auction: Six Steps

Buying At Auction: Six Steps

Be prepared.

It is the best motto for anyone getting ready to bid at auction, and it starts with the day the catalog arrives, either in your mailbox or online. Here, then, headed into the Spring auction season, are six steps you should take to make sure your bidding experience ends on a positive note.

1. Research the piece. The major Arts and Crafts auction houses keep their previous sales results posted on their websites for several years, enabling...

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Tiffany Studios Shade

Tiffany Studios Shade Tiffany Studios shade, bronze with etched designs, original patina, 10"w x 5"h. Estimate $250 - $350 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $2,074
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