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June 21, 2017

The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

In the exhibition and collection catalogue Bridge of Dreams, published in conjunction with the 2000 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Masterpieces of Japanese Art from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Burke credits her mother, Mary Livingston Griggs, for developing her astute eye and passion for collecting. Livingston Griggs raised the family in her St. Paul, Minnesota…

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The Artists that Create Hermes Scarves
May 17, 2017

The Artists that Create Hermès Scarves

An Hermès scarf is immediately recognizable, striking a balance between glamour and understated elegance. With over 1700 hours of production and hand-finished edges, Hermès craftsmanship demands attention. But it's the clever and symbolic designs that draw in unique personalities who will wear them as a tribute to their own personal interests. As such, Hermès scarves…

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Kara Mann |LHA Pursuits
May 15, 2017

LHA PURSUITS | KARA MANN

Kara MannInterior designer and creative director Kara Mann is the founder and creative director of KARA MANN, the design firm she established in Chicago in 2005. In 2011, she expanded her firm to Manhattan, where she continues to work with an international roster of discerning clients and industry leaders on both residential and commercial projects.…

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May 12, 2017

Pop Art Quiz

Our May 23 Post War and Contemporary Art and Fine Prints auctions include some of Pop Art’s biggest names. Test your knowledge of the movement that engrained itself into popular culture, its founders and Goliaths.

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Yoruba Helmet Mask
April 27, 2017

Armchair Travel vs. Exploration

Two upcoming auctions delve into the history of exploration and what it was like to live in a time of “armchair travel,” experiencing other cultures through images, books and stories. Our May 4 Documenting History auction will offer materials related to science, entertainment and exploration, and our May 8 – 18 timed online only auction…

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LHA Pursuits: Nate Berkus
April 25, 2017

LHA PURSUITS | NATE BERKUS

Nate BerkusAward-winning interior designer and author Ever since Nate Berkus’ first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002, he has become one of the world’s most recognizable interior designers. His work has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, VOGUE, InStyle, O Magazine, People and ELLE DÉCOR, which included him on their…

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Tiffany Cuff
April 20, 2017

Over 100 Years of Tiffany & Co.

For every great jewel there is a great story, and the same can be said about the famed houses responsible for their creation. Any venerable jeweler fortunate enough to thrive over decades, or even centuries, has had to pass the torch from one designer to the next. Tiffany & Co. is one example of this evolution,…

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Fine Writing Instruments
April 18, 2017

Important Pens | The Power of the Written Word

As communication becomes more and more digitized, it might be a surprise to learn that the pen market has increased in recent years, especially among luxury brands such as Montblanc, Krone and Omas. What was once a practical tool, pens have also become a luxury accessory and status symbol.   Beginning April 17, Leslie Hindman…

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Fine Jewelry
April 17, 2017

LHA PURSUITS | DIAMONDS IN THE LIBRARY

Becky StoneJewelry Blogger and founder of Diamonds in the Library Becky Stone is a social media expert, freelance writer, and the founder of DiamondsInTheLibrary.com, which has been recognized by About.com, JCK, Centurion, GemWorld and has been recognized as one of the best jewelry blogs in the world. Becky firmly believes that the love of jewelry is for…

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Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts
April 5, 2017

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts Quiz

Do you know the difference between Louis XIV and Louis XV? How about a bergère and a fauteuil? In preparation for our April 12–13 Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts auction, take our quiz to test your knowledge of 17th - 19th century design.

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