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What is International Style and Modern?

What is International Style and Modern?

Coming on the heels of the Arts and Crafts Movement, members of the Bauhaus who fled Europe in the 1930s gave us International Style. It prevailed for much of the 20th century and is with us today. Thanks to a  project sponsored by the defunct magazine Arts and Architecture, leading post-war architects had an ... Read More
 
What is the American Studio Crafts Movement?

What is the American Studio Crafts Movement?

Often when we talk about the impact and continued popularity of mid-century furniture, the words Studio Crafts sneak into the conversation. Many items from the American Studio Crafts movement come up in routine personal property appraisals conducted by The Appraisal Group – yet many people I speak with draw a ... Read More
 
Buying Mid-Century Vintage Furniture

Buying Mid-Century Vintage Furniture

As a nation of style seekers, we have, for about the past fifteen years, embraced a new age of Minimalism. Young and mid-career collectors no doubt have fond memories of this furniture from their grandparents’ homes. Others simply admire the sleek, strong lines of mid-century taste.  Interestingly, the spare look ... Read More