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Stay Home with M.S. Rau
Stay Home with M.S. Rau

While COVID-19 is forcing the closure of museums and galleries around th...

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Erotica in the Western World: A Brief History
Erotica in the Western World: A Brief History

Erotica accords a vivacious presence to the world of antiques and histor...

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Take a Seat! History's Most Intriguing Chairs
Take a Seat! History's Most Intriguing Chairs

Armchairs. Gaming chairs. Bean bag chairs. Massage chairs. The innumerab...

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The Mysterious Opal: The Cursed Gemstone?
The Mysterious Opal: The Cursed Gemstone?

Throughout the ages, gemstones have acquired distinctive mythologies and...

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Secret Compartments in Furniture
Secret Compartments in Furniture

These days most people opt to store their cash and most prized valuables...

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Very Superstitious: Intriguing Gift-Giving Legends
Very Superstitious: Intriguing Gift-Giving Le...

Though we tend to think about presents the most during the time between ...

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More Than a Melody: Antique Music Boxes
More Than a Melody: Antique Music Boxes

Handcrafted Music Making MechanismsDo you remember your first Walkman or...

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Joe Frazier Memorabilia: Packing a Punch
Joe Frazier Memorabilia: Packing a Punch

Joe Frazier is a good man, and I couldn’t have done what I did without h...

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A Rare and Royal Treasure
A Rare and Royal Treasure

The great French kings of the Bourbon Dynasty embody the royal notions o...

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Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines
Treasures from Brazil: Paraiba Tourmalines

Absolutely convinced he would find treasure buried deep beneath the barr...

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A Real Knockout: The Rumble in the Jungle Boxing Contracts
A Real Knockout: The Rumble in the Jungle Box...

Muhammad Ali - Photo by Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated On October ...

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Opposites Attract in Antebellum Pop!
Opposites Attract in Antebellum Pop!

Guest Blog: Interior designer Ellen Kennon shares her experiences creati...

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