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Speakers Announced for 30th Anniversary A&C Conference!

Speakers Announced for 30th Anniversary A&C Conference!
Whenever we have been asked how it is that the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference has lasted 30 years ("longer," someone pointed out, "than the original Arts & Crafts movement"), the answer is simple: our focus has never wavered -- the education of the Arts & Crafts collector.

Whether it be the choice of seminar topics, small group discussions, workshops, special Great Hall displays, demonstrations, house tours, walking tours or the exhibitors in the...
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The Marketplace

$4480Arbor Bow Arm Morris Chair in Quatered Oak with Archive Editon fabric

This Morris Chair is my custom design . Solid steam bent arms and back curves. This Chair has been featured in Arts and Craft Homes Magazine along with other pieces of mine. Solid steam bent arms and back curves ,dye stained, lacquer finish. Thanks!

Modern
Maker: Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker
Location: Black Mountain,North Carolina!
Date made: Oct. 2015
Dimensions: 33" width x 39" height x 40" depth
Email: brian@finefurnituremaker.net
Website: www.finefurnituremaker.net

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Little Journeys

One Foot in the Past

One Foot in the Past

 After close analysis, I am convinced that William Morris always kept one foot firmly planted in the Victorian style, just in case this new Arts and Crafts thing didn’t quite work out as he had hoped.


In a slightly different manner, I’m no different.

Thirty years ago, back in the Dark Ages when we still groaned over our long distance phone bills and relied on something called the Yellow Pages, the first thing I did to spread the word about an Arts and Crafts...
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Arts & Crafts Businesses

Brian Brace Fine Furniture(828) 777-8184

Master Craftsman, Brian Brace has 20 years experience building custom fine furniture . Time honored furniture processes for the highest quality standards. Arts and crafts styling "with a twist...." Separate from the rest. FineFurnitureMaker.Net

1196 Old US Hwy 70 W
Black Mountain, NC 28711brian@FineFurnitureMaker.netwww.FineFurnitureMaker.net

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Collector's Guide

National A&C Conference Book Club Selections Announced!

National A&C Conference Book Club Selections Announced!

Arts and Crafts collectors are also Arts and Crafts readers -- which helps explain why we have such a wonderful array of periodicals, quarterlies, newsletters, web sites and books to choose from. Some provide us with information on what we collect; others give us a glimpse into what life was like during the Arts & Crafts era.

Each year at the National Arts & Crafts Conference, suggestions are solicited from attendees -- past and future -- as to what books...
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What's It Worth?

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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