Liars, Losers and the Lessons of ‘Antiques Roadshow’

There is something truly American about hopefully dragging your old stuff to a TV production set.

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Goodwill Sold a Bust for $34.99. It’s an Ancient Roman Relic.

Its 2,000-year journey to Texas remains a mystery, but the buyer is returning it to the German state of Bavaria, its pre-World War II home.

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Antiques Dealer Vito Giallo, Who Worked for Andy Warhol, Unearths His Gems

Vito Giallo, a longtime antiques dealer who worked for Andy Warhol and sold to celebrity clients, unearths his gems.

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Treasure Hunting at the Winter Show

This browser’s delight, with one-of-a-kind art, antiques and modern design, has moved from the Armory to a new Spring Palace — the former Barneys on Madison Avenue.

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An Elegant Notting Hill Flat Enlivened By Maximalist Flourishes

It was renovating his home in London that helped Enis Karavil hone his aesthetic and led him to start his own design business.

#antiques, #design, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #london-england

Robert Hicks, Blockbuster Author and Battlefield Savior, Dies at 71

He published “The Widow of the South” to promote his real passion: reclaiming a Tennessee Civil War site’s complicated history.

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How Amelia Earhart’s Aviator Helmet, Lost for Decades, Was Found

How the pilot’s long-lost aviator helmet came to spend the better part of a century in a closet somewhere in Minnesota.

#antiques, #auctions, #earhart-amelia, #heritage-auctions, #lindbergh-charles-a

A Paris Apartment That Spans Styles and Centuries

Blending French Empire pieces and more recent ones, the home of the antiquities dealer Jean-Paul Beaujard is as enchanting as the objects he collects and sells.

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In Brooklyn, a Couple With Opposing Tastes Strike a Balance

Following a period of editing and rediscovery, austerity and abundance — and a wide range of objets — live side by side in this Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment.

#antiques, #bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #brownstones, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #t-design-and-luxury

He Sold Antiquities for Decades, Many of Them Fake, Investigators Say

The owner of a Manhattan gallery was charged with grand larceny and other crimes by prosecutors who say he mass-produced objects that he passed off as ancient artifacts.

#antiques, #counterfeit-merchandise, #new-york-city, #sadigh-gallery-manhattan-ny, #sadigh-mehrdad

Vintage Vases Find New Life as Bongs

Two trends in one: Upcycled antique glassware and marijuana accessories.

#antiques, #glass, #marijuana, #smoking-and-tobacco

Art Market Shrank 22 Percent in Pandemic Year, Study Says

The author of the UBS and Art Basel report says she doesn’t expect a return to anything resembling normalcy soon. The coming period will be “another transitional year,” she said.

#antiques, #art, #art-basel-festival, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mcandrew-clare, #ubs-ag

Long-Lost Mosaic From a ‘Floating Palace’ of Caligula Returns Home

A 2,000-year-old artifact that had ended up in the home of a Manhattan antiquities dealer is now in an Italian museum.

#antiques, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #caligula-12-41-ad, #fioratti-helen-costantino, #italy, #museums

A Pandemic-Driven Love Affair With All Things Vintage

A new generation of homebound shoppers is developing a hunger for antiques and other hard-to-find items online and on Instagram.

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The Heated Debate in the Birding Community

As the Manhattan Bird Alert account on Twitter gained traction, so did opposition. Critics said the crowds it encouraged could be harmful.

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Teenager Killed After Hand Grenade Bought at an Antique Mall Explodes

Officials said that more of the World War II-era grenades, which had been thought to be inactive, may have been sold this summer at an antiques mall in North Carolina.

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Jewelry Experts on Finds and Fancies

One specialist’s favorite: a gold bracelet picked up in the street that once belonged to Queen Victoria.

#antiques, #antiques-roadshow-tv-program, #british-broadcasting-corp, #great-britain, #jewels-and-jewelry

These Flasks are Not for VSCO Girls

A Prohibition-era accessory once again seems practical.

#alcoholic-beverages, #antiques, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Get a Hippie, Etsy Look This Fall, With Quilt Coats

Old patchwork blankets are getting new life as garments. But some preservationists cringe at ripping up heirlooms for fickle fashion.

#antiques, #coats-and-jackets, #fashion-and-apparel, #quilts, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sewing

Douglas A.J. Latchford, Khmer Antiquities Expert, Dies at 88

A leading collector of Cambodian relics, he was credited with helping preserve Khmer culture. He was also charged with trafficking in looted treasures.

#antiques, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #cambodia, #collectors-and-collections, #deaths-obituaries, #latchford-douglas-a-j, #thailand

Check Your Basement for Old Fishing Gear

It might be worth thousands at auction.

#american-museum-of-fly-fishing, #antiques, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #fishing-sport

A Vintage Vampire-Slaying Kit Is Up for Auction

The kit, complete with three crucifixes and a pistol, goes up for auction next week. Experts say it might not save you from the undead, but that’s beside the point.

#antiques, #art, #auctions, #great-britain, #hansons-auctioneers-derbyshire-england, #vampires