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Adding Antiques to Your Interior

Creating a space that is uniquely yours takes time, talent, and an eye for design. Combining current pieces with antiques is a simple way to add instant style to almost any interior. AntiquitiesWeb carries a variety of designers and artists suited to styles ranging from Edwardian romantic to mid century minimalistic. Wondering how to incorporate antique pieces into your home without making your interior look dated? Start with one of our gorgeous gilded mirrors. Hang it low on the wall in a sitting room behind the main seating area facing a window. The mirror picks up the light; opening up the...

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Suddenly, Lalique is Back in Vogue

The French luxury-glass maker Lalique has gone through three different owners in the past two decades, and its collection of design drawings and products, some dating back more than a century, ended up somewhat neglected in the shuffle. They have rarely been kept on regular view at the factory or the corporate offices.

Lalique's current owner, Art & Fragrance, a Swiss company headed by the perfume magnate Silvio Denz, has helped create an all-Lalique museum that opens on July 2. French government agencies worked with Art & Fragrance to set up the Muse Lalique, with a dozen galleries built...

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Art Glass

Between 1880 and 1920 American glass factories created what became known as art glass. Its subtle shading and attractive shapes appealed especially to Victorian women and the wealthy. Their desire was to own what was in vogue, the latest nuances. Famous American names that created a variety of tableware were Phoenix; Tiffany; Imperial; Pairpoint; Durand; Libbey; Smith and Brothers; Mount Washington; Hobbs, Brockunier; Cape Cod; Boston and Sandwich; Union Glass; New England Glass; the Boston Silver Glass Company; Honesdale; Quezal; and Steuben. Art glass is one of the most intriguing,...

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What is Art Deco?

The term 'Art Deco' was coined in 1966, following a retrospective exhibition entitled 'Les Ann '25', held at the Musdes Arts Decoratifs in Paris. This commemorated the 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes'. Originally planned for 1915, but postponed on account of the First World War, the 1925 Exposition was distinctive from previous international exhibitions for two reasons. For the first time, the decorative and applied arts held a center stage. The criteria for inclusion in the Exposition also emphasized the modern, to the extent that well...

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