At the Galleries

European furniture on display in Boston

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:47

A huge exhibition, “Splendor and Elegance: European Decorative Arts and Drawings from the Horace Wood Brock Collection” is ongoing through May 17 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Featuring aristocratic European furniture and decorative arts, drawings and paintings from the mid-16th century to the early 19th century, the exhibition is organized chronologically, stylistically and thematically. More than 160 works assembled in the last 30 years by New York collector Dr. Horace Wood Brock include examples of English, French, German, and Flemish furniture, ceramics, gilt bronzes, clocks, andirons and hardstone vases.

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Exhibit offers a rare glimpse of Rohlfs

Monday, 09 March 2009 14:54

Gustav Stickley, Greene & Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright are iconic names associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, furniture design and architecture that took place at the beginning of the 20th century. But furniture designer and maker Charles Rohlfs was highly influential at the turn of the century, even if the notoriety he received for his work was short-lived and he discontinued his innovative career after only 10 years.

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‘Greene & Greene’ is coming to Renwick

Thursday, 05 February 2009 15:40

“The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene,” the largest exhibition to date of the work designed by brothers Charles and Henry Greene, will run March 13 through June 7 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. More than 130 objects have been selected for the traveling exhibition — many of them from private collections that have never been viewed by the public before.

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Pieces of a secret past debut in Philly

Wednesday, 07 January 2009 20:28

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition is long in name, “The Fix on Colonial Philadelphia Furniture: A Secret Guide to Cabinetmakers’ Prices,” but its pieces are not short on historical interest. On display now through Feb. 22, the exhibition is based on a 36-page book, “Prices of Cabinet and Chair Work,” published in 1772 by a group of Philadelphia master cabinetmakers.

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They’re having a blast

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 03 December 2008 13:52

Brent Manley combined his custom sign-making business with his partner Mark Erickson’s door business in 2002 and created Great River Door Co. Based in Brainerd, Minn., the company has a real niche in the residential market with its custom sandblasted doors, especially for log home owners whose front doors have a reputation to live up to.

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