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Collecting Arts & Crafts In Unexpected Ways

Collecting Arts & Crafts In Unexpected Ways

From The Desk of Mary B. McWilliams

I’ve been a collector as long as I can remember, and I married a man who shared my passion for collecting. In 1976 Jim, and I bought an Arts & Crafts house and collected Arts & Crafts furniture and accessories until the mid-1980s, when two well-known dealers got into a bidding war over a Stickley desk. That activity added another zero to the price of Stickley furniture and curtailed our buying.

Then we discovered...

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$4200Greene and Greene Hall Table in Sapele .The one avalible does not have tiles inlayed in top!

This Greene and Greene Hall Table is made out of Sapele with a Dye stain and a lacquer finish that is hand rubbed . The piece available now does not have the Suzanne Crane tiles inlayed in top but,one could be ordered for $4,880. Thanks,Brian Brace

Maker: Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker
Location: Black Mountain,North Carolina!
Date made: October 2012
Dimensions: 72" width x 32" height x 18" depth

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Little Journeys

Your Next Little Journey

Your Next Little Journey

I must confess to having gone nowhere this week, at least not outside of a couple of trips to the printer in Asheville and two meetings at the Grove Park Inn.

For many of you, your next little journey may also be taking you into Asheville and up Sunset Mountain to the famed Grove Park Inn. As your cruise director – for this historic resort has often been compared to a cruise ship resting atop a mountain – I would like to pass along a couple of travel tips...

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Colorado Arts & Crafts Society720-497-7632

CACS is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and study of the Arts & Crafts Movement in CO. We promote this rich cultural heritage through annual events such as our Winter Symposium & Spring Show, Sale and Workshops.

c/o Boettcher Mansion
900 Colorow Road
Golden, CO

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Collector's Guide

Satisfying Our Three Basic Needs

Satisfying Our Three Basic Needs Head, Heart and Hand. Elbert Hubbard may not have been the first to utter this phrase, but he utilized it so often that it has since become associated with him and the Arts and Crafts movement. And, of course, to the current Arts and Crafts revival that we are all a part of. Never is the phrase “Head, Heart and Hand” any more fitting than it is when being used to describe the annual National Arts and Crafts Conference to be held at the Grove Park Inn in...
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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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