News about Door Knockers
Door knockers make a lasting first impression
NEW YORK – Door knockers instantly provide insight into a homeowner’s personality and tastes. Quirky, bold or folky door knockers come in endless varieties, from mythological figures or a ram’s head to a bunch of grapes, a winking Cheshire cat or a basket of flowers.
Matheson’s to auction James W. Pihos collection May 5-6
MELBOURNE, Fla. – The lifetime collection of the late James W. Pihos, formerly of Las Olas Isles, Fla., plus two prominent Miami estates, will be sold on May 5-6 by Matheson’s AA Auctions at the firm’s gallery facility, 600 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, on Florida’s Space Coast. Start time both days will be […]
Kovels – Antiques & Collecting: Week of Feb. 16, 2009
When Abraham Lincoln was president, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, bought a new set of dishes for the White House. Although there was the threat of a civil war, Mrs. Lincoln realized a state dinner would require more dishes than were in the set bought during President Pierce’s administration. Many of the set’s white dishes […]