Author Archives: Melody Amsel-Arieli

Legacy of the Russian Icons: Authentic Russian lacquer boxes follow artistic tradition

Russian lacquered boxes, miniature painted works of art that developed from icon painting in the 18th century, abound in depictions of folklore, fairy tales, costumes and traditions. There are four distinct styles, represented by four schools of Russian lacquer art, which are named for the villages of their creation, Fedoskino, Palekh, Mystera, and Kholui.

VandM.com changing how dealers approach the world

VandM.com, formerly known as Vintage and Modern, Inc., is an international, online marketplace that represents over 150 dealers of quality antique, vintage, and contemporary furniture, lighting, textiles, home accessories, jewelry, and art from around the world. By connecting buyers who seek one-of-a-kind items directly with sellers, it avoids middle...

Apache beadwork is poetry in motion

Native Americans originally carved beads from natural materials like shells, coral, horn, and turquoise. Since the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, however, tribal beaders have preferred working with glass beads, especially fine seed beads.