Introduction to Antique Furniture
1. Bhuleshwar of antique furniture
Bhuleshwar (Old spelling Bholevar) is a neighbourhood in Mumbai. It is situated in South Mumbai and to the north of the Fort area. It is known for being home to over 100 temples including Mumba Devi Temple of Mumbai, the patron goddess of the city of Mumbai and Swaminarayan Mandir. The area is also known for the Bhuleshwar Market for fruit and vegetable and is surrounded a number of old markets, like the Crawford Market for fruits and vegetables, Mangaldas Market for silk and cloth, Zaveri Bazaar, the famous jewellery and diamond market and Chor Bazaar, a noted market for antiques and furniture.
Its near by areas are Kalbadevi, Girgaon, Princess Street and Mandvi.
The former residence of Dhirubhai Ambani and family is also in Bhuleshwar, where they lived till the 1960s.
The guide and historical study book, Alice in Bhuleshwar about the locality was published in 2009.
2. Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti of antique furniture
Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti (FPM; transl.âMaltese Patrimony Foundation) is a non-profit heritage foundation in Malta. It was set up in January 1992 with the aim to spread awareness about heritage of the Maltese islands among locals and foreigners through museums, publications, exhibs and events.
The foundation was begun by a group of individuals with different backgrounds but with a common goal of promoting Maltese patrimony. Among its displayed items are collections of objets dart, some loaned from Maltese private collections which are temporary viewed to the general public.
FPM manages a historic house museum located at Palazzo Falson in Mdina and an art gallery dedicated to British artist Victor Pasmore. The Foundation publishes its own cultural magazine, occasional catalogues of its exhibitions, and academic literature to subjects related.
3. Joan Burt of antique furniture
Joan Burt (born 1930) is a Canadian architect and educator.
She was born in Toronto and received a BArch from the University of Toronto in 1956, becoming the 21st women to graduate from the program. Burt worked with architecture firm Mathers and Haldenby from 1956 to 1958 and with developer Irwin Burns from 1958 to 1959 before establishing her own firm in 1958. Since the 1960s, she has been involved in renovating 19th century rowhouses in downtown Toronto. New home projects include the Luella Booth Residence in Toronto, the Daymond House in Guelph and the O'Reilly Residence in Etobicoke. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.
From 1964 to 1970, she operated an antique store specializing in furniture and artifacts.
Burt also taught environmental design part-time at the Ontario College of Art, later OCAD, from 1965 to 1970 and was chair for the department of design from 1970 to 1985. A Joan Burt Architect Award has been awarded to an environmental design student at OCAD since 2008.
4. Architecture of antique furniture
In its original composition before the restoration after the damage suffered in World War II, the palace was made up of a main nucleus parallel to the Main river, of three heights finished off by a last floor under cover. This main body was flanked by two towers that had one more floor than the main body. On the faade opposite the river, the palace had two parallel wings arranged perpendicular to the main faade, forming a cour d'honneur. The wings had a single floor and a floor below deck and were finished off at their final ends with two two-story pavilions and a floor below deck. The interior was richly decorated with antique furniture.
The palace was characteristically painted white and had slate roofs.
At present, the structure is, in general lines, preserved.
5. Miriam Slater of antique furniture
Miriam Slater (born February 9, 1952, Los Angeles, California) is an American artist who paints both objects and paintings. She studied painting at California State University Fullerton. After graduating in 1975 she began exhibiting in Los Angeles in pivotal shows such as Imagination curated by Llyn Foulkes at LAICA. She developed large celebrity cliental including Jack Nicholson, Brooke Astor, Quincy Jones and Jeff Bridges. From 1980-1990 she studied figure drawing with Harry Carmean at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and exhibited at the Tobey Moss Gallery in Los Angeles with Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg.
Her work is in several museums including the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Miriam Slater is the daughter of hard edge artist Eva Slater and is married to figurative artist Harry Carmean. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California.
6. Life of antique furniture
He was born in New York City into a family of German origin: his father, Frederick Loeser (1833-1911), founded Frederick Loeser & Co. After completing his Master of Arts degree in Philosophy at Harvard University in 1888, Charles Loeser decided to travel to Europe and visit his friend and fellow Harvard alumnus, George Santayana.
Loeser settled in Florence in 1890, where he met and married German pianist Olga Lebert Kaufmann. He spent the rest of his life here collecting and studying Medieval and early Renaissance art and furniture. Loesser purchased his Villa Torri Gattaia, nestled in the Florentine hills behind San Miniato al Monte, around 1908 and started on renovations. In Florence, Loeser devoted himself to his studies and the collecting of works of art, and furniture that was flooding the market at the turn of the century.
7. Herzegovina Museum of antique furniture
The Herzegovina Museum (Bosnian: Muzej Hercegovine) is a museum in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina containing items associated with the history of the area.
The museum was established in 1950 with the purpose to find, collect, keep and present the cultural and historical heritage of Mostar and Herzegovina. It is housed in the former home of Demal Bijedi, the head of the Yugoslav Government who died in a plane crash in 1977. The building, constructed during the Austrian-Hungarian period, is an example of a mixture of architectural features between the Austrian-style dwelling and Oriental residency.
The Herzegovina Museum owns a collection of archaeological and ethnographic exhibits, as well as documents supplying information on the various periods of the city of Mostar and Herzegovina. It also features antique furniture and historical objects of daily use.
8. Larry Koon of antique furniture
Larry Koon (April 26, 1946Â - December 30, 2012) was a published author and newspaper columnist who specialized in antiques and collectibles. Koon was born April 26, 1946 in Ripley, West Virginia, where he was also raised. Koon wrote several books on antiques and collectibles, and was the first to write a book on specialized auction markets. Koon also wrote a weekly antiques column for The Marietta Times. His column also appeared in A Woman's View Magazine and other publications around the country. Koon died December 30, 2012.
9. Edward Holmes Baldock (dealer) of antique furniture
Edward Holmes Baldock (1777-1845) was a prominent London furniture dealer to the Royal Family, father of Edward Holmes Baldock.
He was first listed in the London trade directories in 1805. That listing had him operating out of No.7 Hanway Street in London, where he was described as selling "china and glass". An updated listing in 1821 described his business as "an antique furniture and ornamental furniture dealer", and in 1826 as a buyer and seller of "china, cabinets, screens, bronzes etc".
Between 1832 and 1837 he sold earthenware and glass products to William IV, and upon the ascendancy of Queen Victoria in 1837, sold china until his death in 1845.
Baldock was one of the first antique dealers and is similar to the 18th century marchands-merciers Dominique Daguerre and Simon-Philippe Poirier.
10. Djahanguir Riahi of antique furniture
Djahanguir Riahi (22 September 1914 28 April 2014) was a French-Iranian businessman and a renowned collector of 18th century French furniture. Riahl has been declared one of the greatest art collectors since 1945.
Riahi started out as an engineer and road-builder, eventually acquiring an apartment in France. He started collecting in the 1970s, in order to furnish the apartment in the grandest possible tradition. Riahi swiftly achieved notoriety among French dealers due to regularly outbidding them on the finest pieces at auction. Among the master craftsmen represented in the collection were Andr Charles Boulle, the bnistes Bernard II van Risamburgh and Martin Carlin; and carpets and tapestry from the Savonnerie and Gobelins manufactories. Some of his individual pieces included wall brackets from Marie Antoinette's bedroom and a cabinet made for the Comtesse de Provence. 59 pieces from the collection, including pieces with royal provenances, were purchased in 2000 by Christie's and estimated to raise 25 million dollars when auctioned off. In 2012 Christie's held a second auction dedicated to former Riahl collection pieces.
11. Location of antique furniture
The museum was housed at the Admiralty House, a palace in Valletta, originally built in the 16th century as a residence for the knight Fra Jean de Soubiran dit Arafat. The present building dates back to 176163, when it was reconstructed in the Baroque style for the Portuguese knight Fra Raimondo de Sousa y Silva. From 1821 to 1961, the building was the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, hence the name Admiralty House.
Admiralty House is located at South Street in Valletta. Apart from the museum itself, the area contains several fine historical palaces dating from the times of the Order of St. John that are now used by government ministries and departments. It is also well known for its wine bars and cafes, and views of the city's grid-shaped streets.
12. Rodney Green (footballer) of antique furniture
Harry Rodney Green (24 June 1939 21 November 2018), known as Rodney Green, was an English footballer, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, who played in the Football League as a centre forward for Halifax Town, Bradford (Park Avenue), Bradford City, Gillingham, Grimsby Town, Charlton Athletic, Luton Town and Watford.
Green started his career with his hometown club Halifax Town before playing for the two Bradford league sides, first Bradford (Park Avenue) then Bradford City. In his second full season, 196364, he was City's top goal-scorer, with 29 league goals and two League Cup goals including two hat-tricks.
He left City with 39 league goals from 66 games, to join Gillingham where his 17 goals came in 33 games, then Grimsby Town, scoring 20 league goals in 65 games. His career continued at Charlton Athletic, Luton Town and Watford before he moved to South Africa.
Green played for Durban United in South Africa before returning to Halifax to run an antiques shop and a furniture import business.
13. Lidell Corners, New York of antique furniture
Lidell Corners is a hamlet south of Schuyler Lake located at the corner of CR-16 and NY-28 in the Town of Richfield. Lidell Creek flows into Oaks Creek east of the hamlet.
William Lidell built a farmhouse at the intersection in the 1700's, the source of the location's namesake.
In the late 1970's through 1990's this original homestead was saved and preserved by historian John Stoltenborg who also served as historian to the town of Exeter. An expert in Federal period furniture and folk art portraits, Mr. Stoltenborg and his wife Janet guided a successful antiques business from the homestead in addition to setting up Lidell family reunions to keep the history of the space alive.
14. MUA of antique furniture
MUA is an art museum located at Auberge d'Italie in Valletta, Malta. It was formerly located at Admiralty House between 1974 and 2016, when it was known as the National Museum of Fine Arts (Maltese: Muew Nazzjonali tal-Arti).
It houses a collection of works by Maltese and foreign artists mainly representing the major European artistic styles. The museum was inaugurated on 7 May 1974, and it was located at Admiralty House, an 18th-century palace which was formerly the official residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet. The museum was closed down on 2 October 2016. In 2018 the national collection of fine arts was moved and put on display in the new National Community Art Museum, MUA (from the Maltese acronym Muew Nazzjonali tal-Arti), located at Auberge dItalie in Valletta.
15. List of works of antique furniture
The List: A Novel (2013) - a novel about a young reporter inspired by Tanabe's experiences at Politico
The Price of Inheritance: A Novel (2014) - a drama set in the high-end antique furniture world
The Gilded Years: A Novel (2016) - a historical fiction novel about the first African-American graduate of Vassar College
The Diplomat's Daughter (2017) - a love story set in a Japanese American internment camp
A Hundred Suns: A Novel (2020) - a thriller set in 1930s French Indochina