Tag Archives: Art

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Designer Spotlight: Demetre Chiparus

Demétre Haralamb Chiparus (also known as Dumitry Chipārus) is a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris until his death. Chiparus was born September 16, 1886 in Dorohoi, Romania to Haralamb and Saveta Chiparus. When he was 23 Chiparus traveled to Italy where he studies under Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli. Three years later Chiparus traveled to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts to pursue his artistic endeavors. While in Paris he studied under Antonin Mercie and Jean Boucher.

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Designer Spotlight On: Malcah Zeldis

Malcah Zeldis (born Mildren Brightman) on September 22, 1931 is a Jewish American folk painter known for her work which features a mix of historical, biblical, and autobiographical themes. Zeldis was born in the Bronx, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan in a Jewish ghetto. Her family was poor and often faced religious discrimination, which made it difficult for her father to find work. Eventually her family became financially stable and they moved to a middle-class neighborhood. Zeldis remembers her childhood as being filled with nature and she most fondly remembers her trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts where she would spend time lingering in front of the Flemish paintings of small figures. These works would inspire her art years later. Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight On: Andrè Thuret

Andrè Thuret was one of the first modern French studio glass artists. Born in Paris on November 3, 1989 and raised in a traditional French “Bourgeoisie” family.  His parents set high standards for Thuret and he met them when he received a Law degree in 1920 followed by a degree in Science in 1923. Continue reading

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Style Files: Bars

What better way to celebrate Friday than with a round up of our gorgeous bars? Whether you’re entertaining for 20 or unwinding for one, your bar is a central feature of your home. It’s where gossip is whispered, belly laughs are bellowed, and fun is had throughout the year. Your bar is a reflection of your entertainment style—are you cool and relaxed like a margarita on the rocks or are you dark and sophisticated like an Old Fashioned? AntiqutiesWeb has bars for every type of home—modern, elegant, Art Deco and more. Once you take a look at our bars (and decide to take one home) use these helpful tips for making your bar a fun and beautiful place to hang out and have a drink (or three…don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!) Continue reading

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Style Files: The History of Mirrors

Mirrors are one of the best ways to add depth and decor to a space without taking up too much floor area. Professional designers often recommend using mirrors to hang on the wall above a dining room to reflect a chandelier, or installing a mirror across from a piece of beautiful art. Just be careful when hanging up mirrors and remember that they reflect everything and you want to use your mirrors to reflect light and highlight a nice piece of furniture, not a junk drawer or mail pile. Continue reading

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Style Files: The History of Glass

One of our favorite items to collect here at AntiquitiesWeb is glass. Every artist adds their own unique twist to decorative glass art and it’s always a thrill when we find a new piece from a favorite artist like Lalique or  Gallé or Daum. The history behind decorative glass is truly fascinating beginning thousands of years ago in the late Roman Empire. Continue reading

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Antiquities Is Turning 10!

Antiquities is practically an antique! This month Antiquities is proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary with you, our valued reader (and hopefully shopper!) We can hardly believe that ten years have passed since we first opened our doors. But here we are, with stores across the country and antiques in the homes of some very stylish clients.  Continue reading

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Style Files: New (Old) Antiques from AntiquitiesWeb

Now that the holidays are over and the in-laws are out of the guest room it’s time to sit back, relax, and treat yourself to some “me” time (and some “me” presents!) You’ve done your share of gift giving and now it’s time for some gift getting. Luckily AntiquitiesWeb has scoured the globe and come back with exciting new pieces to ring in the New Year with style. So keep your resolution to treat yourself right with a new beautiful antique from AntiquitiesWeb. Continue reading

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Style Files: Modernist Furniture

At AntiquitiesWeb we have a real love affair with modern furniture. While we appreciate an Empire settee or a gilded mirror, there’s something so timeless and chic about the smooth lines and sleek look of a modern piece of furniture. Modern furniture refers to furniture produced during the late 19th century to present day. The modern design movement evolved from the heavy, ornamental furniture of the previous centuries. Often, the length of time a piece of furniture took to create was a measure of its value. The modernist movement shifted the emphasis from heavy, time-consuming design to simple and functional design. Continue reading

Designer Spotlight: Daum Studio

Daum crystal studio is based in Nancy, France and was founded in 1878 by Jean Daum. His children, Auguste Daum and Antonin Daum headed production during the Art Nouveau period after their father passed away. Their method of glassmaking remained the same throughout the company’s history. They are the only company that uses the pâte de verre (glass paste) process for their crystal and art glass sculptures. Pâte verre is a technique where crushed glass is packed into a refractory mold and then fired and fused together in a kiln. The technique gives Daum pieces their unique and beautiful style. Continue reading