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Eastern Ambience: Homes Inspired by the Ancient Art of Feng Shui

Eastern Ambience: Homes Inspired by the Ancient Art of Feng Shui

Feng shui, the Chinese art of placement, is an ancient architectural philosophy that dates from the Shang Dynasty (circa 1600–1050 B.C.). One of the Five Phases of Chinese metaphysics, feng shui, which is translated as “wind-water,” focuses on the art of creating abundance within the built environment. Its basic principles incorporate the placement and position […]

Collecting Guide: Key periods of American furniture

Collecting Guide: Key periods of American furniture

Can’t tell a Federal chair from a Classical chest of drawers? Here’s our expert guide, illustrated with lots from Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints on 17-18 January 1 William and Mary A William and Mary maple diminutive gate-leg table, Massachusetts or Rhode Island, 1710-1740. Estimate: $12,000-18,000. To be offered in Important American Furniture, […]