The Countess de Fiesque traded a whole wheat farm for a Venetian mirror, and considered it a bargain. Learn about the social history of the antique mirror.
Discover how papercut art, scherenschnitte in German, or découpage in French has become part of many nations' cultural traditions.
Spanning a range of materials and religious meanings, ancient Egyptian art was created between the 31st century BC and the 4th century AD.
Learn more about Neoclassicism, a style of decorative art inspired by the art and design tropes of classical Greece and ancient Rome popular between 1760 - 1790.
Whether or not you know the name, you’ll recognize the pattern. The ‘Greek key’, also known as the ‘meander’, is a motif that has been used for centuries.
Learn more about the fascinating world of textile art, from historical examples and cultural traditions to the modern market for textiles at auction.
One of the most successful American pottery companies in history, Weller Pottery ranked among the most celebrated makers of the early twentieth century.
From its foundations in the eighteenth century to its continued celebrity among collectors, Capodimonte tells a story of artistic innovation.
Look at a selection of vintage and antique lamps from a variety of eras and explore how lighting can be a piece of art in its own right.
With vivid colors and distinctive designs, the stackable Russian nesting doll serves as a collectible ambassador to the world.