People of the past moved about their countries in different ways, and this influenced the way they interacted. It is also very important for looking at how antique maps they made symbolized how they identified with their local area. Often maps of previous centuries show villages that are now non-existent, or curiosities such as landmarks and waypoints that are rather humorous.
FIGURATIVELY ABSTRACT. The artist Bernardo Siciliano was born in Rome in 1969. He lives and works in New York and is best known for his depictions of urban landscapes and nude figures. The son of writer Enzo Siciliano, who was a close friend of Alberto Moravia and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Siciliano is a multi-award winning artist in both Italy and America. His work has been represented by the Aicon Gallery in New York since 2016.
Whilst Alison started her career as a generic antiques dealer (or more accurately a bric a brac trader at car boot sales), she was quickly drawn to the British Art Pottery Movement. Over 25 years she has carved out a niche as the leading International antiques dealer in the field.
Art Deco had a massive impact during the twenties and thirties and it wasn’t just antique furniture that came under its influence. Art Deco would have an impact on architecture, timepieces, fashion, antique textiles and china as well as furniture. Its greatest influence was during the twenties where it took its name from the Paris World Trade Fair in 1925. It took its influences from Cubism, Modernism and Futurism.
A cup without a handle but with two saucers, a salt crock to hang on a kitchen wall, a cream pitcher in the form of a cow with luster spots over its white pottery body, an amber bottle shaped like a fish, a satiny rose bowl whose glowing color belies its roundness—all these were useful and probably treasured possessions in homes 85 to 150 years ago. Today, people raise their eyebrows if someone serves tea in a cup without a handle. The salt crock would be considered downright unsanitary. Their value lies in their being antiques. As such, they’re as genuine as the brass lantern with beveled glass sides that hangs in the hall of the Governor's Palace, restored to its 18th-century splendor, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Some designs never go out of style. They are valued and appreciated all year round. However, sometimes they are tricky to pull off. You either go overboard or don’t do enough and end up with an incomplete look. Yes, we are talking about decorating with antiques.
The Georgians. They crop up again and again, not only when searching for antiques or discussing history, but today there is something of a revival of interest in all things Georgian. On top of that, the more we discuss the Georgians (and the Georges themselves), the more we notice the legacy they left behind in the form of antiques and buildings. Georgian buildings are constantly being saved and restored – if we could only furnish them with the furniture of the period!
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