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Edward Wormley: modern designer mindful of classics
NEW YORK – One of the greats of the Modernism movement in furniture design was undoubtedly Edward Wormley (1907-1995). As one of America’s most prolific and leading designers, he spent over three decades of his career at Dunbar (save for a short break when he worked for its competitor, Drexel), designing up to two lines […]
Rare corkscrews worthy of vintage wine
NEW YORK – The earliest corkscrew patents issued were for a simplistic yet effective T-shaped design, comprising a rod/spike attached to a bar/handle. Over the years, corkscrews and their handles became highly decorative, taking the form of everything from female nudes and ships to animals. Bar collectibles are big business with unusual and striking corkscrews […]
Gallery Report: August 2014
Famille rose plaques, $463,000, Michaan’s A pair of famille rose porcelain plaques from the Republic period of Wang Qi (1884-1937) sold for $463,000 at a Fine Asian Works of Art Auction held June 23 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a folding screen inset with porcelain plaques coasted to $59,000; two huanghuali horseshoe back […]