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5 Tips For Buying Antique Furniture

April 21, 2017 3:00 pm

Looking for the perfect antique piece for your home can be a struggle You want something that is built to last – but also has that old-world charm. Read on and make your search easier with these 5 tips for buying antique furniture! Mahogany Secretary and Bookcase, circa 1800 1. Find a reputable dealer. If […]

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The Evolution of the Engagement Ring

April 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Rings as jewelry have been popular for thousands of years The engagement ring, now a mainstay of the jewelry world, dates back to Ancient Rome. Read on and learn about the true history of these romantic symbols of love. Platinum 1.51 Carat Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring It was Ancient Roman custom for brides-to-be to wear […]

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The Story of Biedermeier

April 12, 2017 3:00 pm

The term “Biedermeier” was coined as a reference to the German artistic styles of the beginning and middle of the 19th century During this time, a new class of people was thriving, and the designs they created in furniture, architecture and visual art survive today as examples of the Biedermeier era. Biedermeier Glass Front Bibliotheque, […]

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The month of April has a birthstone like no other – the diamond. With an incredibly rich history and universal charm, this stone is the gem to rule all gems. 3.76 Carat Pear Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring Diamonds, the world’s hardest material, are created deep below the ground. They were first mined in India, where […]

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Artist Spotlight: Howard Carr

April 1, 2017 6:40 pm

This week’s Artist Spotlight features one our gallery’s artists who loves artistic drama and dynamic lighting. Read on to learn more about American artist Howard Carr. The Flower Shop Howard Carr is a Vietnam veteran. After serving his country in the military, he earned an art degree at Chouinard Art School and a fine arts […]

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