Historic Preservation

Imagination takes form in ‘America’s Doll House’

Faith Bradford (1880-1970) spent a great deal of her life creating and collecting miniatures. After her retirement from the Library of Congress in 1949, Bradford contacted the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum to offer them her exhibit, as she never married and had no heir to leave her treasure. The only contingency for the gift...

Historic Squire Boone cupboard will go to highest bidder

A corner cupboard made in 1799 by Squire Boone Jr. and passed down through his family for generations will be sold at auction Sept. 2-3 at Corydon, Ind. Beckort Auctions, LLC of Corydon will conduct the sale of the estate of Frederick P. Griffin of Corydon, a noted historian, genealogist and businessman who died...

Bedroom suite with Jefferson Davis connection up at auction

ABERDEEN, Miss. – The antique furnishings of three prominent old Mississippi estates will be sold Aug, 20 at 10 a.m. (CDT), by Stevens Auction Company, in the firm’s air-conditioned gallery at 609 North Meridian Street in Aberdeen, one block north of the historic Adams-French Mansion. Aberdeen is in northeastern Mississippi, not far from Tupelo....

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Drama, Suspense, Intrigue: Art Crime 101

On June 13 a dozen participants and I arrived in Philadelphia for the first ever Art Crime Investigation Seminar, conducted by former FBI Special Agent, and real Indiana Jones, Robert Wittman. The week, consisting of five days of instruction and discussion with field experts and industry leaders, was a one-of-a-kind seminar in which each...

Fenton Art Glass ceasing traditional glass production after 106 years

WILLIAMSTOWN, W. Va. – After 106 years of continual production, the Fenton Art Glass Company announced Wednesday it is ending production of its collectible and giftware glass products and is exploring the sale of its equipment and other assets. The company has faced financial challenges since its restructuring in 2007, and recent developments combined...