A number of contemporary hooked rug makers are the subject of museum exhibits, books and noteworthy materials and techniques.
Beginning about a century-and-a-half ago, men and women created hooked rugs to warm their hearths and homes. Wool rug hooking is thought to have begun in Canada’s easternmost provinces and in the Northeast United States. These folk art floor coverings, which were originally made to cover dirt floors, were fashioned out of ingenuity and...
After the sale of the Hartford Connecticut Expo Center last September, Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio lost their venue for the popular Autumn Hartford Antiques Show. “It is with great disappointment and nearly a year of exhaustive searching that we have canceled our show for October 2012," Gaglio said.
“Days of the Pioneers,” a premier antique show and sale, will make its debut Sept. 14-15 at the Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate.
Bonhams announces it will hold its third annual Arts and Artifacts of the Americas auction Sept. 10 in San Francisco, featuring approximately 500 lots of desirable art and artifacts for a range of collecting levels.
Three mid-20th century ceramic pitchers by the renowned artist Pablo Picasso are among the nearly 1,400 lots offered at a live and online fine estates auction by Crescent City Auction Gallery of New Orleans.
“The Smithsonian Bird,” a prehistoric porphyry granite birdstone that is considered the finest discovered thus far could sell for as much as $600,000 in a June 23, 2012 auction hosted by Dan Ripley. Its name is derived from the fact that it was once part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum...
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If you think fine design is only for the rich, take a look at some of the work done by humble prison inmates during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Even among the wayward, there is still an urge to create.
Philanthropist Charles H. Hoeflich’s collection of Pennsylvania stoneware, baskets, redware and furniture is being sold June 8-9, 2012 to benefit Pennsylvania charities.